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WHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

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By the time Kelowna finally tested Spokane goaltender Mac Engle, the Rockets were already in a deep hole.

Jason Fram, Mitch Holmberg and Anthony Bardaro scored before Kelowna had a shot on goal and the Chiefs went on to a 5-1 win over the visiting Rockets in Western Hockey League action Saturday.

Fram, a 16-year old rookie defenceman, had his second goal in as many games to open the scoring at 7:31. Holmberg followed with his first goal before Bardaro got his sixth, and fifth on the power play, at 13:16 for Spokane (2-2-1).

Kelowna (3-2-0) didn't get a shot until the clock dipped under five minutes. The Rockets were out-shot 18-3 in the first period and 17-4 in the second.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Prince George 2 Regina 0; Swift Current 6 Lethbridge 3; Saskatoon 5 Edmonton 1; Kootenay 2 Red Deer 1; Seattle 5 Victoria 4; Kamloops 5 Everett 2; Portland 5 Prince Albert 4; and Medicine Hat 4 Vancouver 3 (SO).

At Spokane,Wash., Homberg made it 4-0 less than a minute into the second period. Kelowna broke through on Cody Chikie?s goal at 14:15.

Barbaro's second goal of a game, his sixth power play goal and seventh goal of the season, made it 5-1 with 5:55 to go.

Engle only faced 12 shots in the Spokane goal while the Chiefs peppered Jordan Cooke with 45, including the first 15 of the game.

Cougars 2 Pats 0

At Regina, Drew Owsley made 19 saves and Prince George (3-3-1) shut out the Pats (5-2-0).

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Broncos 6 Hurricanes 3

At Swift Current, Sask., rookie Coda Gordon scored third-period goals 46 seconds apart to break a 3-3 tie as the Broncos (2-3-1) defeated Lethbridge (2-4-1).

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Blades 5 Oil Kings 1

At Saskatoon, Darren Dietz, Darian Dziurzynski and Duncan Siemens scored in the first period as the Blades (4-1-0) dumped Edmonton (3-2-2).

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Ice 2 Rebels 1

At Red Deer, Alta., Nathan Lieuwen made 33 saves as Kootenay (4-1-2) beat the Rebels (3-3-0).

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Thunderbirds 5 Royals 4

At Kent, Wash., Branden Troock scored twice and Seattle (1-3-0) beat Victoria (4-4-0).

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Blazers 5 Silvertips 2

At Everett, Wash., Matt Needham scored two power-play goals late in the second period, leading Kamloops (4-1-0) over the Silvertips (1-2-2).

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Winterhawks 5 Raiders 4

At Portland, Ore., Sven Bartschi had two goals and two assists as the Winterhawks (4-3-0) edged Prince Albert (2-5-1).

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Tigers 4 Giants 3 (SO)

At Vancouver, Jayden Hart scored in regulation and added the shootout winner, as Medicine Hat (4-3-0) edged the Giants (3-3-1).

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