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The Saskatoon Blades kept their winning streak alive in style by heading into Regina and humiliating the rival Pats in their own building.

Stefan Elliot, Gaelan Patterson and Walker Wintoneak each scored twice as the Blades hammered the rival Pats 8-1 Tuesday in Western Hockey League action

The rout gave the Blades (9-4-0-0) their eighth straight win.

It was Saskatoon goalie Braden Holtby's seventh win in a row, and he almost did it with a shutout until Regina (6-5-1-2) managed to break his bid with a late third period goal.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Prince Albert 7 Portland 0; Tri-City 5 Kamloops 4 (SO); and Lethbridge 6 Prince George 1.

At Regina, Saskatoon defenceman Elliot got things started for the Blades while on the power play three minutes into the game. After taking feeds from Derek Hulak and Burke Gallimore, Elliot faked a shot from the point, walked around Regina's Jordan Eberle then buried a low wrist shot from the slot for his fourth goal of the year.

Saskatoon went ahead 2-0 at the midway mark of the period after another nice play, this time care of rookie Josh Nicholls. After blocking a point shot from Regina captain Victor Bartley, Nicholls had a breakaway from his own blue-line before beating Regina goalie Jeff Bosch for his second of the season.

Saskatoon effectively finished Regina off after erupting for five goals in the second. Wintoneak, with two, Travis Toomey, Patterson, and Elliot, with his second power play marker of the night, all scored in the second.

Many of the 4,322 in attendance left before the third period began, but all they missed was one more goal by Patterson and Regina's shut-out breaker by Michael MacAngus, his third of the year.

Several of Holtby's 34 saves were sensational en route to the win while Regina starter Bosch (1-5-0-1) allowed three goals on 13 shots and replacement Damien Ketlo let in five on 24 shots.

Ice 3 Rebels 2 (SO)

At Cranbrook, B.C., Dominik Pacovsky scored the only goal of the shootout as the Kootenay Ice extended their winning streak to four games with a win over Red Deer.

Andrew Bailey and Max Reinhart scored in regulation for Kootenay (7-5-1-3)

Cody Gross and Cass Mappin replied for Red Deer (4-5-0-5).

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Raiders 7 Winter Hawks 0

At Prince Albert, Sask., Brandon Herrod had a goal and two assists as the Raiders hammered Portland.

Andy Smith, Jordan Hickmott, Dustin Cameron, Matt Robertson, Jordan Kochan and Ryan Harrison also scored for the Raiders (7-7-0-0).

Kurtis Mucha stopped 30 shots for Portland (1-10-0-0).

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Americans 5 Blazers 4 (SO)

At Kamloops, B.C., left-winger Adam Hughesman's shootout goal gave Tri-City a victory over the Blazers.

Brett Plouffe, Johnny Lazo, Adam Hughesman and Justin Feser scored for the Americans (9-3-0-0).

Uriah Machuga, Kenton Dulle, Dalibor Bortnak and Brendan Ranford scored for Kamloops (4-8-0-2).

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Hurricanes 6 Cougars 1

At Lethbridge, Alta., Craig Orfino had a goal and two assists as the Hurricanes thumped Prince George.

Carter Banks, Cam Stevens, Mitch Versteeg, Brent Henke and Zach Boychuk also scored for the Hurricanes (8-4-0-0).

Brett Connolly had the only goal for the Cougars (7-6-0-0).

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