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WHL Roundup: Leon Draisaitl's hat trick leads Prince Albert past Swift Current

Wednesday, 02.05.2014 / 1:04 AM / News

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WHL Roundup: Leon Draisaitl's hat trick leads Prince Albert past Swift Current

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Shane Danyluk and Collin Valcourt also scored for the Raiders (24-25-3), who stayed disciplined throughout the game without incurring any penalties.

Brett Lernout and Coda Gordon scored for the Broncos (26-20-8).

Cole Cheveldave finished with 34 saves for the Raiders, while his Broncos counterpart Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 32 shots.

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TIGERS 4 PATS 1

REGINA — Marek Langhamer made 41 saves and Medicine Hat's offence did the rest against the Pats.

Tommy Vannelli, Miles Koules, Curtis Valk and Trevor Cox each had a goal for the Tigers (30-19-3).

Chandler Stephenson's penalty shot for Regina (27-22-5) was the only time Langhamer was beaten.

Regina's Daniel Wapple meanwhile stopped 25 shots.

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ICE 6 BLADES 3

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Jaedon Descheneau had a spectacular game with three goals and three assists as the Ice won their third straight.

Descheneau, Zach Franko and Sam Reinhart dominated Kootenay's (28-21-4) offence. Franko scored twice and had three assists, while Reinhart added a goal and four assists.

Cameron Hebig, Cory Millette and Mitch Lipon replied for Saskatoon (14-37-4), which dropped its fourth straight game.

Mackenzie Skapski turned aside 28 shots for the Ice, while Troy Trombley stopped 33 in net for the Blades.

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GIANTS 3 REBELS 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER — Cain Franson scored 4:20 into overtime to help the Giants hold off Red Deer.

Thomas Foster and Dmitry Osipov also scored as Vancouver (27-19-9) squandered a 2-0 lead.

Conner Bleackley and Aspen Sterzer had goals for the Rebels (27-22-4).

Giants goaltender Payton Lee kicked out 26 shots, one less than Red Deer's Patrik Bartosak.

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THUNDERBIRDS 5 SILVERTIPS 3

SEATTLE — Justin Hickman scored twice and added an assist to lead the Thunderbirds past Everett.

Mathew Barzal, Alexander Delnov and Robert Lipsbergs had a goal apiece for Seattle (33-16-5).

Brayden Low, Joshua Winquist and Ivan Nikolishin countered for the Silvertips (26-20-8).

Danny Mumaugh finished with 34 saves for Seattle, while at the other end of the ice Daniel Cotton allowed all five goals on 22 shots.

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ROYALS 7 HITMEN 2

VICTORIA — Austin Carroll's hat trick led the Royals to a bruising win over Calgary.

Logan Nelson, Logan Fisher, Axel Blomqvist and Braden Oleksyn also scored for Victoria (35-16-3), while Coleman Vollrath stopped 24 shots.

Brady Brassart and Connor Rankin scored in the first period for the Hitmen (32-15-6).

Calgary's Chris Driedger allowed six goals on 39 shots before being pulled late in the game. Mack Shields took over with just 11:49 left and gave up a goal on seven shots.

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