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WHL Roundup: Oil Kings advance to Eastern Conference final by beating Wheat Kings

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 11:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Oil Kings advance to Eastern Conference final by beating Wheat Kings

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oil Kings are advancing to the Eastern Conference final after defeating the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Henrik Samuelsson and Mitchell Moroz each had a goal and an assist for the Oil Kings, who took the second-round matchup in five games 4-1, while Cody Corbett, Reid Petryk and Brett Pollock added the others.

Eric Roy scored the lone goal for the Wheat Kings, who trailed 3-0 after the first 20 minutes of action.

Edmonton's Tristan Jarry made 19 saves for the win as Jordan Papirny turned away 33-of-38 shots for Brandon.

The Oil Kings will face either the Medicine Hat Tigers or the Kootenay Ice for the Eastern Conference championship. The Ice currently lead their series 3-1 and can eliminate the Tigers on Saturday with a win in Medicine Hat.

The Western Conference final is already set as the Kelowna Rockets will square off with the Portland Winterhawks.

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