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WHL Roundup: Jayce Hawryluk's late goal helps Wheat Kings edge Pats 5-4

Thursday, 12.05.2013 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Jayce Hawryluk's late goal helps Wheat Kings edge Pats 5-4

BRANDON, Man. - Jayce Hawryluk's second goal of the game with 29 seconds left lifted the Brandon Wheat Kings past the Regina Pats 5-4 in Western Hockey League play Wednesday.

Jesse Gabrielle, Peter Quenneville and Richard Nejezchleb each scored for Brandon (15-13-2), which won after blowing a 4-2 lead.

Chandler Stephenson had two goals for Regina (15-13-1), with singles from Braden Christoffer and Griffin Mumby.

Brandon's Jordan Papirny won the goalie duel, making 30 saves to the 29 shots stopped by Regina's Dawson MacAuley.

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BRONCOS 4 HURRICANES 1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — The Eastern Conference-leading Broncos had no trouble cruising to a win over league-worst Lethbridge.

Colby Cave, Jay Merkley, Brett Lernout and Graham Black scored for Swift Current (18-11-3).

Carter Folk had the lone goal for the Hurricanes (3-23-4).

Eetu Laurikainen finished with 35 saves for Lethbridge, while at the other end of the ice Corbin Boes stopped 39 shots.

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REBELS 6 RAIDERS 3

RED DEER, Alta. — The Rebels overcame a 3-1 deficit with five unanswered goals to beat Prince Albert.

Wyatt Johnson, with a short-handed goal, Haydn Fleury, Kayle Doetzel, Connor Bleackley, Dominik Volek and Brooks Maxwell each scored for Red Deer (14-14-2).

Dakota Conroy, Mike Winther and Leon Draisaitl replied for the Raiders (17-10-2).

Rebels goalie Patrik Bartosak stopped 31 shots, while Cole Cheveldave made 25 saves for the Raiders.

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GIANTS 3 ICE 2

VANCOUVER — Jackson Houck scored on the power play with less than five minutes left to lift the Giants past Kootenay.

Cain Franson and Travis McEvoy also scored for Vancouver (13-11-7) in the second period.

Jon Martin and Austin Vetterl had singles for the Ice (15-14-2).

Jared Rathjen made 33 saves for the Giants. Mackenzie Skapski stopped 16 shots for the Ice.

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CHIEFS 2 BLADES 1

SPOKANE, Wash. — Mitch Holmberg scored two goals in less than two minutes and the Chiefs held on against Saskatoon.

Holmberg's goals, the first shorthanded, at 17:51, and again at 19:29 of the first period, were all the offence Spokane (18-10-2) would need.

Brett Stovin had the only goal for the Blades (10-19-3).

Eric Williams finished with 27 saves for the Chiefs, while Troy Trombley stopped 37 shots at the other end of the ice.

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