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WHL Roundup: Nelson, Walker score shootout goals to lift Royals over Warriors

Monday, 02.17.2014 / 9:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Nelson, Walker score shootout goals to lift Royals over Warriors

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Logan Nelson and Jack Walker scored shootout goals and Patrik Polivka made 31 saves through overtime to lift the Victoria Royals over the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-3 in Western Hockey League action on Monday.

Joe Hicketts had a goal and an assist, and Austin Carroll and Axel Blomqvist also scored in regulation for Victoria (41-16-4). Travis Brown picked up two assists.

Jesse Forsberg scored one goal and assisted on another for Moose Jaw (15-34-9), while Jack Rodewald and Tanner Eberle rounded out the Warriors offence. Brayden Point chipped in with assists on all three goals.

Moose Jaw goalie Zach Sawchenko stopped 29 of 32 shots in defeat.

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PATS 4 WHEAT KINGS 0

REGINA — Dyson Stevenson scored two goals and helped on another, and Daniel Wapple made 23 saves as the Pats blanked the Wheat Kings.

Morgan Klimchuk had a goal and an assist and Carter Hansen also scored for Regina (31-22-6).

Jordan Papirny stopped 35 of 39 shots for Brandon (28-24-8), which is winless in its last six games.

The Pats were 1 for 8 on the power play while the Wheat Kings failed to score on five opportunities with the man advantage.

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RAIDERS 3 BRONCOS 1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Nick McBride made 31 saves and the Raiders scored two power-play goals to edge the Broncos.

Graeme Craig and Leon Draisaitl scored with the man advantage and Collin Valcourt added an even-strength goal for Prince Albert (27-28-4). Draisaitl also picked up an assist for a two-point game.

Julius Honka scored the lone goal for Swift Current (29-23-8), on a power play in the third period.

Eetu Laurikainen made 24 saves in the losing effort.

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OIL KINGS 12 HURRICANES 0

EDMONTON — Mitchell Moroz scored two goals and assisted on three mote, and Tristan Jarry stopped 25 shots as the Oil Kings dominated the Hurricanes.

Henrik Samuelsson had two goals and two assists, Brett Pollock and Curtis Lazar had two goals and one assist apiece, Reid Petryk scored once and assisted on four goals, Edgars Kulda had a goal and an assist, and Ashton Sautner and Mads Eller also scored for Edmonton (41-14-2).

Teagan Sacher started in net for Lethbridge (12-44-5), but was pulled after giving up six goals on 20 shots through just under 31 minutes. Jonny Hogue stopped 27 of 33 shots in relief.

The Oil Kings outshot the Hurricanes 53-25 and were 6 for 11 on the power play. Lethbridge racked up 58 penalty minutes on 19 infractions.

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HITMEN 7 REBELS 1

CALGARY — Brady Brassart scored a hat trick, and Adam Tambellini had a goal and three assists as the Hitmen toppled the Rebels for their seventh straight win.

Joe Mahon scored twice, Greg Chase had a goal and two assists, and Travis Sanheim contributed with five helpers for Calgary (39-15-6), who was 4 for 8 with the man advantage. Mack Shields made 39 saves.

Adam Musil scored the lone goal for Red Deer (28-28-4), which has dropped its last two.

Patrik Bartosak started in net for the Rebels but left the game after giving up six goals on 39 shots through 56:44. Taz Burman stopped 2 of 3 shots in relief.

Quote of the Day

I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets