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WHL beats Russian Selects as Canada wins ADT Challenge

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The Western Hockey League's all-stars beat the Russian Selects 4-1 Thursday on the final day of the ADT Challenge, giving Canada's top junior players an overall win in the six-game series.

Bud Holloway of the Seattle Thunderbirds led had a goal and an assist for the WHL team, which rebounded after a loss to the Russians on Wednesday before 4,006 fans in Medicine Hat. Russia's 5-1 win in Cranbrook, B.C., was its first victory over the West since the tournament began in 2003.

Brennan Bosch of the Medicine Hat Tigers, Ryan White of the Calgary Hitmen and Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats also scored for the WHL.

Mikail Milekhin opened the scoring for Russia before the Canadians scored four straight.

Leland Irving of Everett made 19 saves for the WHL while Sergey Gayduchenko stopped 24 shots for Russia.

Canada finished the series with a 4-2 record. The Quebec Major Junior League all-stars had a shootout win and a loss while the Ontario Hockey League team won both games against Russia.

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