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Gallagher scores twice for Vancouver as Giants edge Regina Pats 4-3

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Brendan Gallagher scored twice to help the Vancouver Giants top the Regina Pats 4-3 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night.

Vancouver also got a multi-point night from Craig Cunningham, who had two assists, while Brett Lyon and Brett Breitkreuz also scored for the Giants (39-20-5).

Jordan Weal replied with two goals for Regina (26-31-7). Myles Bell also scored for the Pats.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Edmonton 5 Kamloops 1; Red Deer 5 Calgary 4 (SO); Saskatoon 4 Moose Jaw 3 (OT); Lethbridge 3 Kelowna 2 (SO); Chilliwack 3 Prince Albert 2; Everett 2 Spokane 1; and Seattle 6 Prince George 3.

At Regina, after a slow start, the two clubs each swapped a pair of goals in the second half of the first period.

Bell scored on a point shot for Regina and Weal knocked in a rebound on the power play.

Gallagher and Lyon replied for Vancouver, with both goals coming off rebounds.

Weal gave Regina a 3-2 lead 46 seconds into the second period when he took a great between-the-legs chip pass from Jordan Eberle in the Pats end, skated down the right side and roofed a shot behind Derek Tendler for his 30th of the season.

Breitkreuz evened it up for Vancouver with a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle midway through the second.

Gallagher added his second of the night just over six minutes into the third to make it 4-3.

Vancouver's Tendler made 35 saves for the win while Damien Ketlo turned away 43 in defeat for the Pats.

Oil Kings 5 Blazers 1

At Edmonton, the Oil Kings extended their win streak to four games with a victory over Kamloops.

Mike Piluso, Garry Nunn, T.J. Foster, Klarc Wilson and Sebastian Svendsen scored for Edmonton (16-36-12).

Jordan DePape scored for Kamloops (28-31-6), which suffered its sixth loss in eight games.

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Rebels 5 Hitmen 4 (SO)

At Calgary, Willie Coetzee scored the shootout winner and also had a goal in regulation to lead Red Deer over the Hitmen.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Brett Ferguson each had a goal and two assists for the Rebels (37-22-4), who extended their winning streak to three games. Andrej Kudrna and also scored, while Alex Petrovic chipped in with a pair of assists.

Joel Broda, Kris Foucault, Cody Beach and Matt MacKenzie scored for the Hitmen (44-17-3), whose winning streak ended at three games. Michael Stone added a pair of assists.

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Blades 4 Warriors 3 (OT)

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Gaelan Patterson scored his second of the night 15 seconds into overtime as Saskatoon beat the Warriors.

Sena Acolatse and Stefan Elliott also scored for Saskatoon (42-14-7).

Chad Suer had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw (29-24-9), while Thomas Frazee and Quinton Howden also scored. Jason Bast added three assists.

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Hurricanes 3 Rockets 2 (SO)

At Lethbridge, Alta., Carter Bancks scored the shootout winner as the Hurricanes beat Kelowna.

Austin Fyten also scored in the shootout for Lethbridge (18-39-7), while Geordie Wudrick had the only goal for Kelowna (29-29-6).

Fyten scored in regulation and added an assist for the Hurricanes, while Brody Sutter had the other goal. Mike Reddington added two assists.

Wudrick and Mitchell Callahan scored in regulation for the Rockets, and Brandon McMillan chipped in with two assists.

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Bruins 3 Raiders 2

At Prince Albert, Sask., Roman Horak scored twice and Braden Gamble made 39 saves as Chilliwack beat the Raiders.

Ryan Howse had the other goal for Chilliwack (29-29-6).

Justin Maylan had a goal and an assist for Prince Albert (30-28-5), while Jonathan Parker also scored.

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Silvertips 2 Chiefs 1

At Spokane, Wash., Scott MacDonald scored the game-winner in the third and Thomas Heemskerk made 40 saves as Everett beat the Chiefs.

Byron Froese also scored for Everett (40-19-4).

Kyle Beach had the only goal for Spokane (38-22-4), while James Reid made 25 saves in defeat.

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Thunderbirds 6 Cougars 3

At Prince George, B.C., Prab Rai and Colin Jacobs both scored twice as Seattle doubled the Cougars.

The Cougars' Daniel Gibb opened the scoring with a goal early in the first period. Greg Fraser and James Dobrowolski also scored for Prince George (11-48-3) to put the Cougars in the heading to the second.

The Thunderbirds didn't take long to get back into the game with Jacobs and Luke Lockhart scoring in rapid succession for Seattle (17-35-11).

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