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WHL Roundup: Draisaitl, Gardiner lift Raiders to 4-3 shootout win over Giants

Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 12:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Draisaitl, Gardiner lift Raiders to 4-3 shootout win over Giants

Leon Draisaitl and Reid Gardiner did the heavy lifting for the Prince Albert Raiders against the Vancouver Giants.

Draisaitl and Gardiner both scored in regulation and the shootout as Prince Albert slipped past Vancouver 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Gardiner had a short-handed goal in the second period for the Raiders (6-2-0), just a minute and a half after Draisaitl's power-play goal. Gardiner also had an assist, while Draisaitl had two.

Lance Yaremchuk had Prince Albert's third unanswered goal at the 7:05 mark of the third period to force overtime.

Ty Ronning, Tim Traber and Jackson Houck built a 3-0 lead for the Giants (1-5-1) in the first period. Jared Rathjen stopped 38 shots in net.

The Raiders went 1 for 8 on the power play, while Vancouver could not score on its three man advantages.

Prince Albert stays atop the WHL's Eastern Conference standings with the win.

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Tigers 6 Hitmen 4

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Logan McVeigh and Trevor Cox each had a goal and an assist as the Tigers beat Calgary.

Miles Koules, Curtis Valk, Jacob Doty and Blake Penner also scored for the Tigers (5-1-1), who took a 4-0 lead in the second period and then held on for the win.

Brady Brassart scored twice and added an assist for the Hitmen, who came back with three straight goals in the third to narrow the lead to 5-4 before Penner's insurance goal put the game out of reach.

Greg Chase and Kenton Helgesen had the other goals for Calgary (3-3-0).

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Silvertips 2 Rebels 1

RED DEER, Alta. — Matt Pufahl scored both goals for Everett as the Silvertips edged the Rebels.

Austin Lotz made 20 saves for the Everett (4-1-1) win.

Matt Bellerive had the lone goal for Red Deer (5-4-0), while Patrik Bartosak stopped 30 shots.

In the late games the Tri-City Americans were at the Kamloops Blazers and the Kelowna Rockets visited the Spokane Chiefs.

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