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WHL Roundup: Cole Cheveldave makes 27 saves as Raiders shutout Pats 4-0

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Cole Cheveldave makes 27 saves as Raiders shutout Pats 4-0

REGINA - Cole Cheveldave made 27 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and lead the Prince Albert Raiders to a 4-0 win over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action on Monday.

It's the Raiders (20-16-2) third win in a row. It's the second time in three games the Pats (19-16-4) have been shutout.

Collin Valcourt scored what proved to be the winner with a power-play goal 17 seconds into the second period.

Reid Gardner made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal in the third period. It was the first of his two goals, he also had a power-play goal in the final minute. Carson Perreaux also scored for Prince Albert.

Dawson MacAuley made 19 saves for Regina.

Prince Albert was 2 for 3 on the power play, while the Pats were 0 for 3.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 REBELS 3

RED DEER, Alta. — Brandon jumped out to a 3-0 lead before holding off the Rebels.

Tyler Coulter scored 30 seconds into the game, Ryan Pulock added to the Wheat Kings' (20-15-3) lead at 3:05, and Tim McGauley made it 3-0 at 7:14 of the first period.

Red Deer (19-17-2) trimmed the margin in the second period with goals from Conner Bleackley and Wyatt Johnson, before Richard Nejezchleb gave Brandon a 4-2 lead. Matt Bellerive closed out the scoring for the Rebels at 18:16 of the second period.

Jordan Papirny made 18 saves for the Wheat Kings, while a busy Patrik Bartosak turned back 31 shots for Red Deer.

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HITMEN 4 ICE 1

CALGARY — Greg Chase broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period to lead the Hitmen to their win over Kootenay.

Brady Brassart scored in the first period, and Pavel Padakin and Cal Babych connected in the third period for Central Division-leading Calgary (24-8-5), which won for the sixth time in seven games.

Jaedon Descheneau tied the game in the second period for the Ice (10-18-3).

Mack Shields made 27 saves for the Hitmen, while Mackenzie Skapski handled for shots for Kootenay.

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GIANTS 5 COUGARS 2

VANCOUVER — The Giants took command with two goals in a 12 second span of the second in their win over Prince George.

Thomas Foster broke a 1-1 tie at 10:59 of the second period, and Carter Popoff quickly made it 3-1 Vancouver (19-14-7).

The teams traded goals in the first period, with Joel Hamilton scoring for the Giants, and Tyler Mrkonjic tying it for the Cougars.

Tim Traber made it 4-1 in the second period, before Zach Pochiro got one back for Prince George (14-21-5).

Jackson Houck closed the scoring with an empty netter in the final seconds.

Jared Rathjen made 27 saves for Vancouver, while Ty Edmonds stopped 28 shots for the Cougars.

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