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Sunday's WHL Roundup

Monday, 10.27.2008 / 6:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Matt Strueby and Jordan Eberle had two goals apiece to help the Regina Pats pound the Prince Albert Raiders 8-3 in Western Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.

Rookie Jordan Weal opened the scoring 53 seconds into the first period, while Eberle and Matt Delahey also found the net early to put Regina (8-5-1-2) up 3-0 in the first eight minutes.

Prince Albert (9-8-0-0) clawed back, pulling within two goals in the second period before Tomas Hricina scored to put Regina up 6-3.

In other WHL action, Kamloops beat Brandon 3-1 while Saskatoon edged Lethbridge 3-2.

At Regina, Garrett Mitchell rounded out the scoring for the Pats. Justin Bernhardt, Ryan McDonald, Dustin Cameron replied for the Raiders.

Linden Rowat earned the win for Regina, making 18 saves. Garret Zemlak stopped 28 shots for Prince Albert.

Blazers 3 Wheat Kings 1

At Kamloops, B.C., the Blazers struck for two power-play goals and went on to a victory over Brandon.

Shayne Wiebe, Giffen Nyren and Jake Trask scored for Kamloops (7-8-0-2).

Brayden Schenn replied for Brandon (8-5-1-0).


Blades 3 Hurricanes 2

At Lethbridge, Alta., Derek Hulak's game-winning goal in the third period led the Saskatoon Blades to a 3-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Stefan Elliott and Chris Langkow also scored for the Blades (11-4-1-0).

Carter Ashton and Cam Braes replied for the Hurricanes (8-6-0-0).

Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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