SPOKANE, Wash. - Mitch Holmberg scored his 62nd goal of the season in regulation and then scored in the shootout as the Spokane Chiefs edged the visiting Tri-City Americans 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Holmberg currently leads the WHL in scoring with 118 points in 71 games and has an eight-point lead over the second-leading scorer, Nicolas Petan of the Portland Winterhawks. Eric Williams made 26 saves for the win. Connor Chartier and Keanu Yamamoto also scored for the Chiefs (40-25-6) in regulation and Liam Stewart scored the shootout winner. Jessey Astles had a pair of goals for the Americans (28-32-10), who dropped their fifth straight game, and Parker Bowles scored once. Evan Sarthou turned away 39-of-42 shots in a losing cause. --- HITMEN 5 ICE 4 (SO) CRANBROOK, B.C. — Jake Virtanen had a goal and an assist in regulation and had the shootout winner as Calgary slipped past Kootenay. Brady Brassart, Joe Mahon and Greg Chase also scored for the Hitmen (47-17-7). Luke Philp scored twice for the Ice (39-27-5) and set up goals by Jagger Dirk and Sam Reinhart. Calgarys Chris Driedger made 37 saves for the win. Kootenays Mackenzie Skapski gave up three goals on 16 shots before giving way to Wyatt Hoflin, who stopped 16-of-17 shots in 36 minutes of relief. --- RAIDERS 7 BLADES 2 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Collin Valcourt had two goals and two assists and Leon Draisaitl scored once and set up three more as the Raiders crushed Saskatoon to keep their playoff hopes alive. Josh Morrissey and Dakota Conroy each had a goal and two assists for Prince Albert (34-32-5), which is tied for eighth place with the Red Deer Rebels in the Eastern Conference. Calder Brooks and Gage Quinney added a goal apiece. Cory Millette and Mitch Lipon scored for the Blades (16-50-5), who dropped their 11th game in a row. Nick McBride made 18 saves for the Raiders. Troy Trombley stopped 31-of-38 for Saskatoon. --- WHEAT KINGS 4 PATS 3 (OT) REGINA — Eric Roy scored the winner at 2:18 of the extra period as Brandon slipped past the Pats. Peter Quenneville had two goals and an assist in regulation for the Wheat Kings (33-29-9), who hold down the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, and Richard Nejezchleb added a goal and an assist. Dmitry Sinitsyn, Dryden Hunt and Connor Gay supplied the scoring for Regina (39-25-7), which clinched first place in the East Division despite the loss. Jordan Papirny made 29 saves for Brandon while Dawson MacAuley turned away 31-of-35 shots for the Pats. --- BRONCOS 5 WARRIORS 4 SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Jay Merkley had a pair of goals, including one shorthanded into an empty net, as the Broncos snapped Moose Jaws four-game win streak. Glenn Gawdin, Nathan Burns and Colby Cave also scored for Swift Current (37-25-9) and Eetu Laurikainen made 26 saves for the victory. Bryson Gore scored twice for the Warriors (21-41-9) while Brayden Point and Sam Fioretti had the others. Moose Jaws Zach Sawchenko stopped 33-of-37 shots in defeat. --- BLAZERS 5 COUGARS 1 KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Bolton Pouliot stopped 35 shots, including 17 in the third period, as the Blazers beat Prince George to avoid their ninth straight loss. Collin Shirley, Nick Chyzowski, Cole Ully, Deven Sideroff and Nathan Looysen supplied the offence for Kamloops (14-52-5). Troy Bourke scored the lone goal for the Cougars (26-37-8), who dropped their sixth game in a row. Brett Zarowny allowed four goals on 23 shots for Prince George before Ty Edmonds took over at the 2:20 mark of the third period. Edmonds stopped 9-of-10 shots in relief. --- SILVERTIPS 5 ROYALS 3 VICTORIA — Ivan Nikolishin had a goal and two assists as Everett beat the Royals to improve to 10-0-1 in its last 11 games. Zane Jones, Manraj Hayer, Matt Pufahl and Noah Juulsen also scored for the Silvertips (38-23-9) and Joshua Winquist tacked on two assists. Victoria (48-19-4) got goals from Tyler Soy, Steven Hodges and Mitch Skapski. Everetts Austin Lotz made 23 saves for the win as Patrik Polivka turned aside 26-of-31 shots for the Royals. --- ROCKETS 6 GIANTS 5 VANCOUVER — Madison Bowey and Justin Kirkland each scored twice as Kelowna held off the Giants from a third-period comeback. Myles Bell had a goal and two assists for the Rockets (56-11-4) and Rourke Chartier added the other. Ty Ronning had a pair of goals for Vancouver (32-28-11), which trailed 6-1 after 40 minutes of play, and Dmitry Osipov, Joel Hamilton and Jackson Houck scored a goal apiece. Jackson Whistle made 29 saves for Kelowna. 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. David Alaba opened the scoring with a deflected free kick in the third minute, Robben chipped in his first in the 15th, Mario Mandzukics header made it 3-0 in the 24th, and Robben claimed his second in the 28th, with a fine finish inside the far post.SAITAMA, Japan - Canadas Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford had a season-best score in the pairs short program Wednesday to sit in second place at the ISU world figure skating championships. Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., were second with 77.01 points, just behind Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany. The four-time world champs lead at 79.02 and Sochi silver medallists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third with 76.15 points. "It was amazing," said Radford, who won world bronze last year with Duhamel. "We wish we could skate like that all the time. Most of this season, we tried so hard to please everyone and fight for every point. Today we were a lot more relaxed and its put us in a perfect spot heading into the free skate." Less than eight points separate the top five pairs. At the Games, Duhamel and Radford helped Canada to the silver medal in the team event and were seventh in pairs. "We came back from the Olympics feeling like we had achieved all our goals," said Duhamel. "We feel very settled but from this point on were going to be competing for ourselves and not worry about every little point." Tatsuki Machida of Japan upstaged compatriot and Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu on Wednesday to finish first in the mens short program. Machida, who was fifth at last months Sochi Games, hit all his jumps and scored a career-high 98.21 points to finish ahead of Javier Fernandez of Spain, who had 96.42 points. Three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Toronto is skipping the championships. The mens event concludes with the free skate on Friday. Skating to music from the movie "East of Eden," Machida electrified the capacity crowd of 18,000 at Saitama Super Arena with a near-flawless routine that opened with a quad toe loop, triple toe loop combination. The 24-year-old Machida also included a triple Axel and a triple Lutz in his routine. "I got motivated when I saw Hanyu win the gold in Sochi," Machida said. "I think this is thee best chance Ill have to get a medal and will do my best in the free skate.dddddddddddd I was able to get a lot of positive energy from the crowd tonight." Hanyu fell on the opening quad toe loop and finished with 91.24 points for third place. "Needless to say the toe loop wasnt good," Hanyu said. "But how I jumped wasnt that bad so I am going to adjust for the free program." Fernandez, who was fourth in Sochi, impressed the judges with a dynamic routine and got high marks for a triple Lutz, triple toe loop combination. "One skater did better than me but I am still happy with my performance," Fernandez said. "Sometimes its hard to get motivated right after the Olympics by my coaches told me to work hard and I can see that hard works pays off." Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic was fourth, followed by Han Yan of China. Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C., was 15th, world junior champion Nam Nguyen of Toronto was 16th and Elladj Balde of Pierrefonds, Que., was 22nd. Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto were sixth in the pairs while Paige Lawrence of Kennedy, Sask., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., were 12th. In Sochi, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch contributed to Canadas team silver and were fifth in the pairs. "It was nice to skate the program clean one last time. All those run-throughs paid off," Moore-Towers said. "I felt great, calm and confident," added Moscovitch. "The skate felt good. Our goal is to skate to clean programs and we are halfway there." The pairs event concludes Thursday with the free skate. "I think youll find there is an easier sense of flow throughout the program," Radford said. "Weve just made some little adjustments to free up the program and when weve been skating it in practice, it feels lighter and smoother and it feels easier for us to just let it go and enjoy the moment." The womens short program is also scheduled for Thursday. ——— With files from The Associated Press. ' ' '