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Niemi leads way with three points as Saskatoon routs the Rebels 8-1 @NHLdotcom

SASKATOON - Jyri Niemi had a goal and two assists as the Saskatoon Blades hammered the Red Deer Rebels 8-1 on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

Chris Langkow, Derek Hulak, Walker Wintoneak, Gaelan Patterson, Adam Chorneyko and Colin Joe all had a goal and an assist for Saskatoon (40-12-3-1). Burke Gallimore rounded out the scoring.

Carter Smith had the lone marker for the Rebels (18-28-1-7).

Braden Holtby made 25 saves for the Blades, while Red Deer netminder Darcy Kuemper stopped 24 shots.

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