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Keith Aulie scores in overtime as Wheat Kings defeat Giants

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VANCOUVER - Keith Aulie's overtime goal gave the Brandon Wheat Kings a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night.

Aulie's dump-in ricocheted off two players and went in the net just 30 seconds into overtime.

The Wheat Kings (34-19-2-2) tied the game with just 3.5 seconds left in regulation. With the goalie pulled, the Giants tried to score in Brandon's empty net. The attempt was blocked and Matt Calvert to set up Brayden Schenn in front of the net for the game-tying-goal.

Daryl Boyle made the initial play to draw the second assist.

Brandon's 16-year-old forwards Scott Glennie and Schenn each had three points each.

The Giants (37-13-2-5) had goals from Garry Nunn, Craig Cunningham and Evander Kane.

Brandon goaltender Joe Caligiuri made 27 saves to improve his record to 24-16-0-0. Tyson Sexsmith (34-10-2-5) made 19 saves in the loss.

Glennie completed a great set up by his line when he scored his 17th of the year at 9:05 of the first period.

The Wheat Kings doubled their lead in the period's final minute when Calvert beat Sexsmith high to the glove side with a quick-release snap shot.

The Giants got on the board in the second period while on the power play. Nunn batted a puck out of mid-air, scoring his sixth of the year, with fellow WHL rookies Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Kane assisting at 2:42.

The Giants tied the game when Lance Bouma rushed up ice and spotted Cunningham driving to the net through the defence. Mitch Czibere also assisted. It was the second straight game with a goal for Cunningham.

While the goal was being announced Kane put the Giants ahead for the first time. Right off the draw, the Giants got across the blue-line and Kane blasted the puck past Caligiuri.

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