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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. Jacob Josefson Jersey . - Offence was easy to come by for the Medicine Hat Tigers on Sunday night.Cole Sanford recorded a hat trick and added two assists, while Trevor Cox had two goals and four assists as the Tigers doubled up the Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-4 in Western Hockey League action.Steven Owre, Kyle Becker and Anthony Ast also scored for Medicine Hat (25-9-2).Jaeger White, Giorgio Estephan, Jamal Watson and Zane Jones supplied the offence for the Hurricanes (9-21-5), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.Nick Schneider started in net for the Tigers and Zac Robidoux started for Lethbridge, but both goaltenders were ejected after a third-period fight.Schneider made 10 saves on 13 shots through 48:27 while Marek Langhamer turned aside 3-of-4 shots in relief. Robidoux turned away 36-of-43 shots and Stuart Skinner stopped 6-of-7 shots the rest of the way.Medicine Hat went 2 for 6 on the man advantage while the Hurricanes failed to score on one power play.---BLADES 5 RAIDERS 0SASKATOON — Nik Amundrud stopped all 35 shots he faced as the Blades blanked Prince Albert.Nikita Soshnin and Sam McKechnie both scored twice for Saskatoon (9-25-3) and Alex Forsberg added the other Blades goal.Nick McBride turned away 27 shots for the Raiders (16-20-1).---ROYALS 4 COUGARS 0VICTORIA — Coleman Vollrath kicked out 38 shots as the Royals shut out Prince George.Austin Carroll had two goals and an assist to lead Victoria (18-18-3), helping the Royals snap a five-game losing skid. Dante Hannoun and Brandon Fushimi also found the back of the net.Tavin Grant made 26 saves in net for the Cougars (18-19-0).---WHEAT KINGS 4 WARRIORS 2BRANDON, Man. — Rihards Bukarts had a goal and three assists as the Wheat Kings doubled up Moose Jaw.Colton Waltz, Jayce Hawryluk and Tim McGauley rounded out the attack for No. 5 Brandon (26-7-4).Jiri Smejkal and Torrin White replied for the Warriors (15-19-3), who have now lost five straight.---THUNDERBIRDS 3 GIANTS 2VANCOUVER — Scott Eansor scored the winner at 17:50 of the third period as Seattle edged the Giants.Lane Pederson and Ethan Bear opened the scoring for the Thunderbirds (16-15-4). It was their third-straight victory.Jackson Houck and Alec Baer responded for Vancouver (16-19-1) for its first regulation loss since Nov. 28.---ICE 4 HITMEN 3CALGARY — Luke Philp scored his 15th goal of the season as Kootenay slipped past the Hitmen.Jon Martin, Zak Zborosky and Levi Cable also had goals for the Ice (20-17-0), who have now won five straight.Adam Tambellini struck twice for Calgary (19-14-3) with Kenton Helgesen adding the other the Hitmens third-straight loss.---REBELS 3 OIL KINGS 1RED DEER, Alta. — Conner Bleackley scored twice and added an assist as the Rebels rallied to beat Edmonton.Brooks Maxwell had the other Red Deer (20-13-4) goal, all of which came in the third period.Andrew Koep opened the scoring with his 10th of the year for the Oil Kings (16-16-5).---PATS 6 BRONCOS 1REGINA — Patrick DAmico scored the first of five straight goals to lead the Pats over Swift Current.Adam Brooks, Rykr Cole, Austin Wagner, Jared McAmmond and Dryden Hunt supplied the rest of the offence for Regina (21-12-2).Colby Cave had a power-play goal for the Broncos (18-15-4).---CHIEFS 4 WINTERHAWKS 3PORTLAND, Ore. — Kailer Yamamoto had a hat trick to lead Spokane over the Winterhawks for its sixth straight win.Adam Helewka had the other goal for the Chiefs (20-12-3).Ethan Price, Keegan Iverson and Paul Bittner scored for Portland (19-16-3).---AMERICANS 3 SILVERTIPS 2KENNEWICK, Wash. — Justin Gutierrez had the winner in the third period as Tri-City edged Everett.Parker Wotherspoon struck twice for the Americans (18-16-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak.Montreal Canadiens prospect Nikita Scherbak and Noah Juulsen found the back of the net for the Silvertips (21-10-4). Cory Schneider Jersey . With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out. Damon Severson Jersey . 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with greying hair couldnt box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted "Free Nene!" The Wizards did just fine without the suspended Brazilian forward.The 2014 FIFA World Cup is nearly behind us, a tournament thats been repeatedly called the best of all time. And Canadians have bought in, consuming the games on radio and television, mounting flags to their cars and following the news from Brazil with great anticipation throughout. Theres only been one thing missing for fans in this country – Canada. No matter how big a soccer fan you are, theres just no doubt the tournament would take on a different kind of appeal if Canada had a stake in the game. The diversity of teams being followed across the country over the past month is a reflection of the mosaic that is Canada, which is fine. But wouldnt it be a heck of a lot more fun if we all had a common rallying point, from one coast to another? Our struggles in mens soccer are well documented, with just one World Cup appearance in 1986, despite the fact that participation levels for soccer players in Canada surpassed hockey during the late stages of the last century. The national mens team is currently tied with Bahrain for 110th in the world. Fortunately, the state of things in the womens game couldnt be more different. Which is why there will be a much different dynamic surrounding the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup which will take place next summer in Canada. For while this will be a tournament about hosting the world in a global game at venues in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Winnipeg and Edmonton next June and July, it will also be about showcasing and getting behind Canadians in the sport of soccer. Team sports tend to get overshadowed at the Olympics. But there is no doubt the most compelling story of the 2012 Summer Games in London was Canada winning bronze in womens soccer. The Canadian women losing in dramatic -- and controversial -- fashion against the United States, and subsequently defeating France to win a medal were two of the most memorable international sporting moments in recent Canadian history. Throw in the fact Canada possesses a world-class star player in Christine Sinclair and you have the kind of dynamics behind which an entire country can rally. Canada currently ranks seventh in womenss soccer worldwide, ahead of such traditional soccer nations as England, Italy and the Netherlands, countries our men couldnt touch on their best days. Martin Brodeur Jersey. So the optimism about what Canada might accomplish is based on more than just the 2012 Olympic result and the fact that the tournament will be played here. At the top of the heap in womens soccer is the United States which, besides being the tournament favourite, also represents Canadas greatest rival. What will it be like when Canada and the U.S. play next summer? What kind of television audience will it draw? Well consider the factors that could make this one of the marquee events on the Canadian sporting calendar next season. First, the proximity of the U.S.to Canada means the U.S. will have a strong contingent of supporters along with them. Then there is the recent history, the bitterness of the Canadians and the raw feelings over the manner in which they were defeated by the U.S in London. Throw in the fact that the Canadian team is comprised almost exclusively of players who got their training in the U.S. and you can understand why the familiarity of this rivalry makes it so intense. But the real payoff to having the Womens World Cup is what it may mean to the sport of womens soccer in Canada in general. Weve seen the effect that the womens national hockey team has had on the growth of the sport among young girls and women. By its very nature, soccer is a more accessible sport than hockey, which means the potential to seed future generations of womens soccer players is immense. Its one thing to present the worlds game to Canadians and tell them to pick a country to get behind. Its something completely different, and far, far more compelling to tell them they can get behind their own. Soccer isnt a new game in Canada, and from widespread participation to the emergence of Major League Soccer in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to the technology that allows fans to follow it around the globe, its become a significant part of the sporting fabric of Canada. But safe to say we have never experienced the sport like we will next summer. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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