WHL Roundup: Bell scores in OT as Blazers win 10th in a row

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 1:34 AM The Canadian Press

REGINA - Myles Bell scored 3:07 into overtime as the Kelowna Rockets won their 10th in a row by defeating the host Regina Pats 5-4 in Western Hockey League action.

It's the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season.

Tyson Baillie had a goal and three assists for the Rockets (26-3-2) while Ryan Olsen, Zach Franko and Mitchell Wheaton had the others.

Colby Williams scored twice for the Pats (18-13-3) and Adam Brooks and Dyson Stevenson had a goal apiece.

Jordon Cooke made 28 saves for Kelowna as Dawson MacAuley kicked out 39-of-44 shots for Regina.

Both clubs went 2 for 4 on the power play.

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BLAZERS 3 BLADES 2

SASKATOON — Carson Bolduc scored twice, including the winner, as Kamloops handed the Blades their ninth loss in a row.

Bolduc broke a 2-2 tie at 8:19 of the third period for the Blazers (9-21-4), who earned their third straight win, and Cole Ully scored the other.

Nathan Burns and Nolan Reid scored for Saskatoon (10-23-3) and Nikita Scherbak assisted on both.

Taran Kozun made 38 saves for Kamloops as Troy Trombley gave up three goals on 41 shots for the Blades.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 WARRIORS 1

BRANDON — Jordan Papirny made 36 saves and Chad Robinson had a goal and an assist as the Wheat Kings downed Moose Jaw.

Tyler Coulter, Jens Meilleur and Quinton Lisoway also scored for Brandon (18-14-3) and Rene Hunter chipped in with three assists.

Tanner Eberle scored for the Warriors (8-21-6), who have dropped seven straight.

Justin Paulic turned aside 23-of-26 shots for Moose Jaw.

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ICE 3 BRONCOS 2 (SO)

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Luke Philp had a goal and an assist in regulation, then added the shootout winner, as Kootenay edged Swift Current.

Mackenzie Skapski earned the game's first star for the Ice (18-16-2) as he stopped 41 shots through regulation and overtime and both shooters he faced in the shootout.

Jaedon Descheneau also had a goal and an assist for Kootenay.

Jake DeBrusk and Graham Black scored for the Broncos (19-12-5), who dropped their third straight. Eetu Laurikainen made 31 saves in a losing cause.

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REBELS 3 HURRICANES 2 (SO)

RED DEER, Alta. —Meyer Nell scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout and Patrik Bartosak turned away 42 shots as the Rebels slipped past Lethbridge.

Conner Bleackley and Lukas Sutter also scored for Red Deer (16-16-2), with Sutter's goal coming on a penalty shot.

The Hurricanes (5-26-5), who are last in the WHL standings, got goals from Reid Duke and Reid Nemith.

Teagan Sacher made 31 saves for Lethbridge.

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TIGERS 4 ROYALS 3 (SO)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Curtis Valk scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the Tigers downed Victoria.

Trevor Cox had a goal and an assist for Medicine Hat (20-10-3) while Tyler Lewington scored the other.

Austin Carroll scored twice for the Royals (21-13-2) and Chaz Reddekopp had a goal and an assist.

Daniel Wapple made 34 saves for the Tigers while Victoria's Patrik Polivka turned aside 36 shots in a losing cause.

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WINTERHAWKS 3 THUNDERBIRDS 2

PORTLAND, Ore. — Paul Bittner scored two power-play goals in the third period as the Winterhawks came from behind to snap Seattle's eight-game win streak.

Keoni Texeira also scored for Portland (23-7-4), which trailed 2-0 at first intermission and 2-1 after 40 minutes of play, while Garrett Haar tacked on three assists.

Adam Henry and Scott Eansor scored for the Thunderbirds (20-10-4).

Brendan Burke stopped 16-of-18 shots for the Winterhawks. Justin Myles made 26 saves for Seattle.

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GIANTS 6 SILVERTIPS 3

EVERETT, Wash. — Jackson Houck scored twice and set up one more as Vancouver doubled up the Silvertips for its fourth straight victory.

Carter Popoff had a goal and an assist for the Giants (17-12-7) while Brett Kulak, Tim Traber and Trent Lofthouse each scored once.

Jujhar Khaira, Kohl Bauml and Joshua Winquist scored for Everett (21-9-4), which lost its third game in a row.

Jared Rathjen made 21 saves for Vancouver as Austin Lotz stopped 24-of-29 shots for the Silvertips.

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CHIEFS 6 COUGARS 3

SPOKANE, Wash. — Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg combined for three goals and nine points as the Chiefs toppled Prince George.

Aviani scored once and set up four more for Spokane (20-12-2) while Holmberg had two goals and two assists, which gives him a league-best 74 points.

Jeremy McIntosh, Jeff Rayman and Adam Helewka also scored for the Chiefs and Eric Williams made 27 saves for the victory.

Todd Fiddler scored for the Cougars (13-18-5) and assisted on goals by Jordan Tkatch and Troy Bourke.

Ty Edmonds turned away 30-of-36 shots for Prince George.

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