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Lowry and Laurikainen lead Swift Current Broncos over Edmonton Oil Kings 3-1

Sunday, 02.10.2013 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Lowry and Laurikainen lead Swift Current Broncos over Edmonton Oil Kings 3-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Adam Lowry scored twice and Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 38 of 39 shots to lead the Swift Current Broncos to an upset 3-1 win over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Edmonton had won 11 straight and led the Eastern Conference standings by a 20-point margin heading into Sunday's contest with the Conference seventh ranked Broncos (27-24-5).

The win moved Swift Current into a sixth place tie with the idle Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Edmonton remains atop the Conference standings at 41-12-5 but they were unable to set a new franchise best winning streak by failing to win in Swift Current.

Lowry scored his team leading 35th goal to give the Broncos a 1-0 first period lead. He added his 36th of the year on a power play just 45 seconds into the third period.

The teams traded power-play goals in the second, with Swift Current defenceman Richard Nedomlel connecting for his fifth of the campaign, while Edmonton's Dylan Wruck fired home his 18th of the year.

Broncos defenceman Reece Scarlett had three points after assisting on each Swift Current goal.

Edmonton netminder Laurent Brossoit yielded three goals on 27 shots.

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