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Saturday's WHL Roundup

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The Kelowna Rockets only needed Adam Brown and Tyson Barrie Saturday night.

Brown made 26 saves for the Rockets, earning his sixth shutout of the season, as Kelowna beat the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in Western Hockey League action. Barrie earned a hat trick with a pair of power-play markers and an empty-net goal providing all the offence for the Rockets.

The win, Kelowna's third in a row, pushed the Rockets' narrow lead to four points over the Kamloops Blazers in the race for sixth place in Western Conference standings.

Kelowna has 72 points, while Kamloops has 68. The Blazers play host to the Prince George Cougars on Sunday night while the Rockets are idle.

Both Kelowna and Kamloops have three games remaining, with the seventh-place team facing second-seeded Vancouver in the first round of the playoffs.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was Moose Jaw 5 Lethbridge 2; Regina 6 Prince Albert 3; Saskatoon 6 Edmonton 4; Calgary 6 Kootenay 0; Medicine Hat 3 Red Deer 2 (SO); Portland 6 Tri-City 3; Everett 7 Prince George 2 and Spokane 4 Seattle 1.

At Kelowna, B.C., Brandon McMillan had three assists for Kelowna (33-30-6).

Mark Segal turned aside 28 shots for Vancouver (39-24-5).

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Warriors 5 Hurricanes 2

At Moose Jaw, Sask., the Warriors booked their place in the post-season thanks to a win over Lethbridge.

Brendan Rowinski had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw (33-25-10), while Nathan MacMaster, Antonin Honejsek, Jason Bast and Kevin Smith added markers.

Carter Bancks and Reid Jackson replied for the Hurricanes (19-42-8).

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Pats 6 Raiders 3

At Regina, Sask., Jordan Weal had two goals and an assist and Jordan Eberle racked up four helpers to lead the Pats to a win over Prince Albert.

Matt Strueby also scored a pair of goals for Regina (29-33-7), while Hampus Gustafsson pitched in with a goal and an assist and Dominick Favreau had a single.

Craig McCallum had a goal and an assist for the Raiders (31-32-5) while Ryan Button and Jordan Hickmott had one apiece.

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Blades 6 Oil Kings 4

At Edmonton, Charles Inglis scored twice as Saskatoon erased a three-goal first period deficit to defeat the Oil Kings.

Walter Wintoneak, Stefan Elliott and Marek Vidensky each had one for the Blades (44-16-7). Derek Hulak added an empty net insurance marker.

T.J. Foster, Tyler Hlookoff, Michael Burns and Garry Nunn scored for Edmonton (16-39-13).

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Hitmen 6 Ice 0

At Cranbrook, B.C., Martin Jones earned his third consecutive shutout as Calgary blanked Kootenay.

Kris Foucault had a hat trick for Calgary (48-17-3), while Misha Fisenko, Ian Schultz and Joel Broda also tallied. Jones made 38 saves in the win.

Todd Mathews stopped 31 of 35 shots in the start for Kootenay (40-24-5) before being replaced by Nathan Lieuwen who made 10 saves.

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Tigers 3 Rebels 2 (SO)

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Bretton Cameron and Tristan King scored in the shootout as the Tigers rallied to a win over Red Deer.

Matt MacKay and Emerson Etem sent the game into overtime for Medicine Hat (38-23-8).

Alex Petrovic and Adam Kambeitz gave the Rebels (39-24-5) a 2-0 lead after two periods.

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Winterhawks 6 Americans 3

At Portland, Ore., Brad Ross had a goal and two assists to lead the Winterhawks over Tri City.

Portland (41-25-3) had a balanced attack with six players scoring goals and 9 players recording at least one point. Ty Rattie, Ryan Johansen, Taylor Aronson, Luke Walker and Oliver Gabriel all chipped in.

Patrick Holland scored on the power play for Tri-City (45-20-3), while Brooks Macek and Sergei Drozd had markers.

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Silvertips 7 Cougars 2

At Prince George, B.C., Clayton Cumiskey scored twice as Everett tamed the Cougars.

Tyler Maxwell, Byron Froese and Kellan Tochkin all had a goal and two assists for the Silvertips (44-19-5), while Chris Langkow and Scott MacDonald added singles.

Carter Rigby and Parker Stanfield answered for Prince George (11-53-3).

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Chiefs 4 Thunderbirds 1

At Kent, Wash., Kyle Beach scored twice and added an assist to lead Spokane past Seattle.

Blake Gal and Tyler Johnson tallied for Spokane (42-21-5).

Lindsay Nielsen answered for Seattle (17-38-12).

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