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Eberle scores twice in return to junior as Regina routs Prince Albert 9-3

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Jordan Eberle celebrated his return to junior hockey in style Wednesday night, scoring twice and adding two assists as the Regina Pats blasted the Prince Albert Raiders 9-3 in WHL action.

Eberle, who was returned to the Pats by the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, had his first goal of the season on a power-play at 8:13 of the first period and added his second while short-handed at 8:36 of the second.

Jordan Weal led the way with three goals for Regina (2-4-0), which came into the game with just 10 goals in its first five games. Brett Leffler had a goal and three assists in the one-sided victory, while Killian Hutt, Matt Strueby and Brayden Metz added singles.

Jordan Hickmott scored twice to pace the Raiders (2-3-0), while Dustin Cameron had the other goal.

Damien Ketlo stopped 23 shots to earn the win for Regina.

Prince Albert starting netminder Steven Stanford was pulled 7:28 into the second period after allowing four goals on 25 shots. Jacob Edwards replaced him, but wasn't any better - he surrendered five goals on 10 shots the rest of the way.

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