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WHL Roundup: Lowry extends point streak to 20 games as Broncos beat the Hitmen

Sunday, 01.13.2013 / 2:04 AM The Canadian Press

Adam Lowry continued with his hot play as the Swift Current Broncos edged the visiting Calgary Hitmen 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The 19-year-old winger had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 20 games and during his run he's scored 19 goals and 35 points. Lowry now has 29 goals and 61 points in 46 games, which is good for fourth in WHL scoring.

Colby Cave scored the winner for the Broncos (21-20-5), who extended their win streak to four games, and Richard Nedomlel had a goal and an assist.

Graham Black added a single goal to round out Swift Current's offence.

Chase Lang, Jake Virtanen and Zane Jones had a goal and an assist apiece for the Hitmen (30-11-4), who had their win streak halted at six games.

Eetu Laurikainen started in goal for the Broncos but he allowed three goals on eight shots and was replaced by Landon Bow, who earned the win after stopping all 12 shots he faced in 28 minutes of relief.

Chris Driedger stopped 31-of-35 shots in a losing cause for the Hitmen.

Swift Current went 1 for 4 on the power play while Calgary failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Prince Albert 4, Red Deer 3 (OT); Edmonton 2, Saskatoon 1; Brandon 2, Regina 1; Medicine Hat 10, Lethbridge 3; Kamloops 2, Prince George 1; Vancouver 4, Kelowna 3; Portland 8, Everett 0; Victoria Seattle and Spokane 4, Kootenay 2.

At Swift Current, Sask., Lowry opened the scoring 3:21 into the first period and Black made it 2-0 for the Broncos at 8:43.

Jones was able to cut Swift Current's lead in half before the first period was through as he scored with just nine seconds to play.

Virtanen and Lang scored 2:20 apart as Calgary took its first lead of the game midway through the second period, however Nedomlel responded for the Broncos to make it 3-3 after 40 minutes of play.

Cave scored the eventual winner at 9:47 of the third period.

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Raiders 4 Rebels 3 (OT)

At Prince Albert, Sask., Josh Morrissey scored twice, including the winner 1:58 into overtime, and Mark McNeill added a goal and an assist as the Raiders (26-15-3) slipped past Red Deer (24-18-5).

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Oil Kings 2 Blades 1

At Saskatoon, Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 shots and Brandon Baddock and Keegan Lowe both scored as Edmonton (29-9-5) edged the Blades (21-20-1).

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Wheat Kings 2 Pats 1

At Brandon, Tim McGauley's short-handed goal at 15:21 of the second period stood up as the winner and Nick Buonassisi assisted on both of his club's goals as the Wheat Kings (16-25-4) handed Regina (18-24-4) its third straight defeat.

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Tigers 10 Hurricanes 3

At Medicine Hat, Sask., Curtis Valk had two goals and two assists and Elgin Pearce had a goal and three assists as the Tigers (20-21-3) crushed Lethbridge (21-20-6) to move into the final play-off spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Blazers 2 Cougars 1

At Prince George, B.C., Sam Grist scored 3:01 into overtime and Cole Cheveldave stopped 26-of-27 shots as Kamloops (29-12-4) won for the first time in three outings by beating the Cougars (13-24-6).

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Giants 4 Rockets 3 (OT)

At Vancouver, Brett Kulak scored the overtime winner and Jackson Houck had two goals and an assist as the Giants (12-32-0) beat Kelowna (31-10-3), which had its eight-game win streak snapped.

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Winterhawks 8 Silvertips 0

At Everett, Wash., Brendan Burke stopped all 31 shots he faced and Taylor Leier and Troy Rutkowski each scored twice as Portland (37-5-1) blanked the Silvertips (17-25-2) for its 13th straight victory.

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Royals 6 Thunderbirds 2

At Kent, Wash., Jamie Crooks scored three goals and Patrik Polivka turned away 37-of-39 shots as Victoria (21-17-3) beat Seattle (16-24-3), which is now winless in its last 13 games.

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Chiefs 4 Ice 2

At Spokane, Wash., Mitch Holmberg scored two goals and assisted on one more while Brenden Kichton had a goal and two assists as the Chiefs (28-14-1) ended Kootenay's (17-25-1) seven-game win streak.

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