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WHL Roundup: Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets

Wednesday, 04.23.2014 / 1:34 AM / News

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WHL Roundup: Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets

PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

The Winterhawks, who trailed 3-1 late in the third period, put 65 shots on net before Leier scored the winner on Kelowna's Jordon Cooke at the 10-minute mark of extra time.

Oliver Bjorkstrand had a pair of goals for Portland, which leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, and Brendan Leipsic forced overtime when he scored at 18:42 of the third.

Riley Stadel, Colten Martin and Ryan Olsen supplied the scoring for the Rockets.

Corbin Boes made 30 saves for the Winterhawks while Cooke turned away 61 shots for Kelowna.

Portland will host Game 4 of the Western Conference final on Wednesday.

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TIGERS 2 OIL KINGS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Marek Langhamer stopped 43 shots, including all 14 his way in the third period, as the Tigers hung on to beat Edmonton in Game 3.

Tommy Vannelli put the Tigers on the board at 6:25 of the first period while Dylan Bredo scored what turned out to be the winner at 17:22 of the second.

Curtis Lazar opened the scoring for the Oil Kings, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-1.

Edmonton's Tristan Jarry turned away 19-of-21 shots in defeat.

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