2/12 Recap: Sundher in gear; Boychuk stays on edge

Kevin Sundher scored the game winning goal, his 18th of the year, as Chilliwack handled Kelowna, 4-1. The Surrey, BC native has eight points in his last three games and a total of 55 on the year. In 13 January contests, Sundher had just nine points. The Bruins (24-26-2-2) will test their three-game winning streak on Sunday when they take on Tri-City.

Riley Boychuk scored his 15th goal of the year as Portland upended Seattle, 8-2. Boychuk, who has 13 points in his last 14 games, has also been whistled for a penalty in eight of his last nine. In Saturday's win he racked up an aggressive cross-checking/roughing double-minor in the game's fourth minute before settling in. The 'Hawks (38-16-0-3) are off until next Saturday when they take on Chilliwack.

Brayden McNabb scored his 15th goal of the season and added an assist as Kootenay held off Swift Current, 6-4.  The multi-point effort keeps him in third place among WHL defenders with 54 points. The Ice (37-17-1-2) host Medicine Hat on Friday.

Matt MacKenzie managed a +1 a Tri-City was smoked by Spokane, 7-2. The surging Americans (34-15-2-1) have won seven of their last ten.

Corey Fienhage was -1 as Kamloops lost to Vancouver, 3-2. Draft eligible Andrej Stastny, 20, had a power play goal and an assist for the Giants. Fienhage and the Blazers (24-31-2-1) host Tri-City on Tuesday

Mark Pysyk was -2 with a pair of minor penalties as Edmonton lost to Brandon, 6-4. The Oil-Kings (25-27-1-4) are back at it on Sunday at Swift Current.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc notched an assist as Rimouski edged Baie-Comeau, 4-3. The Oceanic (26-28-1-1) return to action Wednesday against PEI.

In USHL action, Christian Isackson picked up a key assist as Sioux Falls edged Sioux City in a shootout, 5-4. Isackson was cresited with the helper when his faceoff win created a point pass to the slot for the game-tying goal with :20 to play in regulation. The Stampede (20-14-5) return to action Sunday against Tri-City.

In the NCAA, Connor Knapp returned to the Miami nets after serving as backup for four games, making just 16 saves as #12 Miami defeated #15 Western Michigan, 3-1. The win was Knapp's sixth of the year for the RedHawks, who will get a week off before closing their CCHA schedule in two weeks at Lake Superior.

Justin Jokinen registered four shots on goal as Minnesota State lost to #19 Colorado College, 2-1. The junior used his size and quick feet to get some nice scoring chances late but was unable to beat CC frosh Josh Thorimbert. The Mavs will get a tough WCHA test next weekend when they host #3 Duluth.

Nick Eno earned the Saturday night look for his first start since January 28th, making 30 saves as Bowling Green was swept by #10 Notre Dame, 5-1. The senior dips to 4-9-1 with a 3.21 goals against average and .885 save percentage.

Mark Adams logged a +1 as Providence played to a 3-3 tie with Massachusetts. The Friars are at #14 Boston University on Friday.

Brad Eidsness was the reserve goaltender as #5 North Dakota swept Alaska-Anchorage, 3-1.

Drew MacKenzie was dinged up in the Cats Friday night win and did not play as Vermont lost to #18 Maine, 4-2.
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