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Thursday's WHL Roundup

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Brandon Sinatynski recorded his first career WHL hat trick in style Thursday night.

The Brandon rookie scored three straight goals in the second period to lead the Wheat Kings to a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 17-year-old native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., helped turn a 2-0 Brandon lead into a 5-0 romp. He now has six goals in 12 games this season.

Paul Van de Velde, Aaron Lewadniuk, Brent Raedeke also scored for Brandon (26-13-2). The 19-year-old Raedeke was acquired from the Oil Kings on Wednesday in exchange for 16-year-old Klarc Wilson. Colby Robak's pair of assists gave him 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in his last 12 games.

In other WHL action Thursday, it was: Kootenay 8 Regina 4; Chilliwack 4 Kelowna 3 (OT); Saskatoon 2 Everett 1; Tri-City 5 Spokane 2; and Portland 6 Seattle 0.

At Edmonton, Brett Breitkreuz and Robin Soudek scored for Edmonton (10-21-9). The Oil Kings gave up four goals in the first period and were held without a shot until midway through the period. Mark Pysyk's assist on Breitkreuz's goal gave him eight points (4-4) in his past nine games.

Andrew Hayes stopped 19 shots in net for Brandon while Torrie Jung and Cam Lanigan combined to make 28 saves for Edmonton.

Ice 8 Pats 4

At Cranbrook, B.C., Joe Antilla scored twice in Kootenay's win over slumping Regina.

Matt Fraser, Martin James, Dustin Sylvester, Kevin King, Max Reinhart and Brock Montgomery also scored for the Ice (22-15-3).

Hampus Gustafsson, Jordan Weal, Cass Mappin and Craig Orfino replied for Regina (16-23-3), which has lost nine straight.

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Bruins 4 Rockets 3 (OT)

At Chilliwack, B.C., Ryan Howse scored the OT winner as the Bruins edged Kelowna.

Shayne Neigum, Jamie Crooks and Alexander Wiklund also had goals for Chilliwack (17-17-6).

Mitchell Callahan, Tyson Barrie and Brett Bulmer replied for the Rockets (18-20-1).

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Blades 2 Silvertips 1

At Everett, Wash., Darian Dziurzynski scored twice as Saskatoon beat the Silvertips.

Steven Stanford made 19 saves for the Blades (26-7-1-3).

Shane Harper countered with the lone goal for Everett (19-16-2-1).

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Americans 5 Chiefs 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Neal Prokop scored twice as the Americans downed Spokane.

Brock Sutherland, Sergei Drozd and Johnny Lazo also scored for Tri-City (29-9-0).

Levko Koper scored both goals for Spokane (21-13-3), which has lost five straight.

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Winterhawks 6 Thunderbirds 0

At Portland, Ore., Ian Curtis turned aside 33 shots as the Winterhawks routed Seattle.

Brad Ross scored twice for the Winterhawks (25-15-1), while Spencer Bennett, Ryan Johansen, Chris Francis and Riley Boychuk had singles.

Calvin Pickard and Kyle Jahraus combined to make 31 saves for the Thunderbirds (13-21-6), who are winless in four games.

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