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WHL Roundup: Brandon overcomes Edmonton during goal-crazy second period

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Brandon overcomes Edmonton during goal-crazy second period

BRANDON, Man. - Hockey fans in Brandon only needed to show up for one period, and the Wheat Kings made it count.

Brandon scored all four of its goals during a seven-goal second period en route to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League play Wednesday.

Ryan Pulock scored twice and had two assists for the Wheat Kings (3-2-0), while Jayce Hawryluk and Tim McGauley also scored and Curtis Honey made 33 saves.

Mitchell Moroz scored three consecutive goals for Edmonton (2-3-0) in the span of two minutes 32 seconds. Tyler Santos was yanked after allowing three goals on 11 shots, and Tristan Jarry made 11 saves in relief.

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RAIDERS 4 REBELS 1

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Reid Gardner scored twice to keep the Raiders undefeated in the early season.

Jayden Hart and Craig Leverton also scored for Prince Albert (5-0-0), while Cole Cheveldave made 24 saves.

Matt Bellerive had Red Deer's (2-3-0) lone goal, and Patrik Bartosak kept the team in the game with 27 saves.

The Raiders' power play outworked the opposition, scoring twice on five opportunities compared to the three scoreless chances for the Rebels.

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HITMEN 5 HURRICANES 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Calgary's offence was too much for the Hurricanes to handle.

The Hitmen scored three goals during a second period where they outshot Lethbridge 21-6.

Jaynen Rissling, Pavel Padakin, Greg Chase, Zane Jones and Ben Thomas scored for Calgary (2-1-0) while Chris Driedger stopped 25 shots.

Corbin Boes allowed five goals on 44 shots in net for Lethbridge (1-3-1). Jamal Watson scored twice and Brady Ramsay had the game's lone power-play goal.

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BRONCOS 5 BLADES 3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — The Broncos opened a two-goal lead in the first period and never looked back against Saskatoon.

Brett Lernout, Colby Cave, Jay Merkley, Bobby Zinkan and Coda Gordon each scored for Swift Current (3-1-1).

Ryan Coghlan scored twice for the winless Blades (0-5-0), and Nikita Scherbak added a single.

Landon Bow stopped 22 shots for Swift Current for a far easier game than Alex Moodie's 44-save performance for Saskatoon.

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WINTERHAWKS 6 CHIEFS 4

PORTLAND, Ore. — The defending WHL champion Winterhawks stormed to a 4-1 lead in the first period against rival Spokane.

Nicolas Petan, Alex Schoenborn and Oliver Bjorkstrand each scored twice for Portland (3-1-1).

Jason Fram, Blair Oneschuk, Connor Chartier and Riley Whittingham replied for the Chiefs (4-1-0).

Portland goaltender Brendan Burke made 27 saves, while at the other end Garret Hughson stopped 33 shots.

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ROYALS 1 COUGARS 0

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A mistake during a power play cost the Cougars at home.

Ben Walker's short-handed goal at 7:40 in the second period was all the offence Victoria (3-4-0) needed.

Royals goaltender Patrik Polivka earned the shutout with 28 saves.

Ty Edmonds stopped 23-of-24 shots for Prince George (3-4-0).

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ROCKETS 6 SILVERTIPS 3

EVERETT, Wash. — Kelowna took a 3-0 lead after the first period and held on against the Silvertips.

Madison Bowey and Nick Merkley each scored twice for the Rockets (3-0-1), who also had singles from Damon Severson and Zach Franko.

Matt Pufahl, Jujhar Khaira and Ivan Nikolishan scored for the Silvertips (2-1-0).

Jackson Whistle was steady in net for Kelowna with 29 saves, while Daniel Cotton and Austin Lotz combined for 20 saves for Everett.

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