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WHL Roundup: Rodewald with four points as Warriors edge the Rebels

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 11:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Rodewald with four points as Warriors edge the Rebels

RED DEER, Alta. - Jack Rodewald scored three times, including the eventual winner, and set up one more as the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the host Red Deer Rebels 4-3 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.

Rodewald's power-play goal 50 seconds into the third period stood up as the winner for the Warriors (13-24-6), who won for the first time in three outings, while Brayden Point chipped in with three assists. Tanner Eberle had a goal and an assist to round out his club's offence.

Matt Bellerive, Vukie Mpofu and Lukas Sutter supplied the scoring for the Rebels (20-18-2) and Conner Bleackley and Rhyse Dieno each tacked on two assists.

Moose Jaw's Justin Paulic made 36 saves for the win as Patrik Bartosak turned aside 35-of-39 shots for Red Deer.

The Warriors went 2 for 7 on the power play while the Rebels scored twice on six chances with the man advantage.

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HITMEN 10 THUNDERBIRDS 2

CALGARY — Chris Driedger made 26 saves and 10 different players scored for the Hitmen en route to their fifth straight victory.

Alex Roach and Jake Virtanen each had a goal and two assists for Calgary (27-8-5) while Kenton Halgesen, Chase Lang, Brady Brassart, Pavel Padakin, Joe Mahon, Greg Chase, Zane Jones and Travis Sanheim scored the others.

Calvin Spencer and Ryan Gropp scored for Seattle (22-14-5), which is winless in five contests.

Danny Mumaugh started in net for the Thunderbirds but was pulled after giving up five goals on 16 shots. Justin Myles replaced Mumaugh and stopped 12-of-17 shots in 23 minutes of relief.

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ICE 4 TIGERS 3

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Mackenzie Skapski stopped 51 shots and Jaedon Descheneau scored twice as Kootenay toppled Medicine Hat.

Jon Martin and Zak Zborosky each had a goal and an assist for the Ice (21-19-3), while Matt Alfaro added two assists.

Jacob Doty, Chad Labelle and Tommy Vanelli scored for the Tigers (23-14-3).

Daniel Wapple kicked out 16-of-20 shots for Medicine Hat.

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GIANTS 4 AMERICANS 2

VANCOUVER — Jackson Houck set up two goals and then capped the game with an empty-net goal as the Giants doubled up Tri-City.

Alex Baer, Dalton Thrower and Rob Trzonkowski also scored for Vancouver (21-15-7), which improved to 7-3-0 in its last 10 games.

The Americans (18-19-4) got goals from Lucas Nickles and Philip Tot.

Jared Rathjen made 17 saves for the Giants as Eric Comrie turned away 31-of-34 shots for Tri-City.

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