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St. Denis powers Rockets past Bruins 6-4 with first WHL hat trick

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Kyle St. Denis had a hat trick for Kelowna, his first three goals of the season, as the Rockets beat the Chilliwack Bruins 6-4 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.

Lucas Bloodoff, Mitchell Callahan and Shane McColgan also scored for Kelowna (2-2-1-0) in the back-and-forth contest, which featured five goals in the first period.

Dylen McKinlay, with two goals, Ryan Howse, with his fifth goal of the season, and Zach Habscheid, with his first WHL goal, replied for Chilliwack (1-4-0-0). Habscheid is the son of Bruins general manager and head coach Marc Habscheid.

Adam Brown made 19 saves for the Rockets, who, after opening the game's scoring just 22 seconds into the first period, trailed 3-2 after 20 minutes but led 4-3 after 40. Mark Friesen stopped 28 shots for the Bruins.

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