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Abney leads Edmonton Oil Kings past Prince George 3-2; Bourke and Phaneuf debut

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EDMONTON - Cameron Abney's goal and assist helped the Edmonton Oil Kings edge the Prince George Cougars 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Devin Balness and Robin Soudek also scored for Edmonton (14-36-12). T.J Foster and Michael St. Croix's assists gave the Oil King's second line, which includes Garry Nunn, 37 points in their last nine games.

Parker Stanfield and Brock Hirsche scored for the Cougars (11-46-3) who have lost five in a row, scoring seven goals in that span.

Forward Troy Bourke and defender Dane Phaneuf, brother of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion, made their WHL debuts for the Cougars in the contest.

Phaneuf played with the Southside Athletic Club and Bourke with the St. Albert Raiders of the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL). Bourke was second in AMHL scoring in the regular season with 53 points and led the league in goals.

Cam Lanigan stopped 31 in net for Edmonton. Netminder Hudson Stremmel saved 27 for the Cougars. The Oil Kings were 0-for-1 on the power play, while Prince George was 1-for-3.

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