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WHL Roundup: Draisaitl with four points as Raiders crush Warriors 9-2

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Draisaitl with four points as Raiders crush Warriors 9-2

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists as the Prince Albert Raiders crushed the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 9-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Josh Morrissey also had a pair of goals for the Raiders (31-30-5) while Mackenze Stewart, Calder Brooks, Reid Gardiner, Chance Braid and Carson Perreaux had the others.

Brayden Point scored both goals for the Warriors (17-40-9), who are on a two-game slide.

Prince Albert's Nick McBride made 19 saves for the win as Justin Paulic allowed all nine goals on 36 shots for Moose Jaw.

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HITMEN 5 WHEAT KINGS 1

BRANDON — Chris Driedger stopped 23 shots as Calgary downed the Wheat Kings for its 12th win in its last 13 outings.

Ben Thomas and Brady Brassart each had a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (44-15-7) while Pavel Padakin, Greg Chase and Connor Rankin added a goal apiece.

Rihards Bukarts scored the lone goal for Brandon (31-27-9), which has dropped back-to-back games.

Jordan Papirny turned aside 35-of-40 shots in a losing cause.

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BRONCOS 4 OIL KINGS 3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — The Broncos scored four times in the third period to come from behind and defeat Edmonton.

Colby Cave, Jay Merkley, Andrew Johnson and Nathan Burns scored for Swift Current (34-24-9), which improved to 6-0-1 in its last seven games.

Henrik Samuelsson scored both goals for the Oil Kings (45-17-3), who led 2-0 early in the third.

Eetu Laurikainen made 26 saves for the Broncos while Edmonton's Tristan Jarry stopped 31-of-35 shots in defeat.

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REBELS 4 ICE 0

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Patrik Bartosak stopped all 30 shots his way as Red Deer blanked Kootenay.

Ryhse Dieno, Brooks Maxwell, Wyatt Johnson and Aspen Sterzer supplied the goals for the Rebels (31-30-5).

Mackenzie Skapski kicked out 29-of-32 shots for the Ice (37-25-4), who are on a two-game skid.

Red Deer went 1 for 1 on the power play while Kootenay failed to score on two chances with the man advantage.

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SILVERTIPS 5 ROCKETS 1

EVERETT, Wash. — Joshua Winquist had two goals and an assist as the Silvertips halted Kelowna's four-game win streak.

Jujhar Khaira scored once and set up two more for Everett (34-24-9) and Ben Betker and Carson Stadnyk each scored once.

Austin Lots made 23 saves for the Silvertips.

Justin Kirkland scored for the Rockets (52-10-4) while Jackson Whistle allowed five goals on 27 shots through two periods of play. Jordon Cooke made 11 saves in relief.

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