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WHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

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The season isn't over yet for the Everett Silvertips.

Manraj Hayer scored twice and set up one more as the Silvertips defeated the host Seattle Thunderbirds 6-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The victory keeps post-season play alive for Everett as it moved two points ahead of Seattle for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference.

The Thunderbirds head to Portland to face the Winterhawks on Sunday and can regain eighth with a win, as they would have more total victories then Everett.

Ryan Harrison and Zach McPhee each had a goal and an assist for the Silvertips (21-40-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak, while Josh Birkholz and Cody Fowlie scored a goal apiece.

Jari Erricson chipped in with three assists.

Connor Honey had two goals and an assist for the Thunderbirds (25-43-2), who lost for the first time in four outings, as Branden Troock and Luke Lockhart each had a goal and an assist.

Kent Simpson made 29 saves for the win while Calvin Pickard stopped 35 shots in defeat.

Everett went 1 for 2 on the power play as Seattle scored once on three chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Brandon 7, Regina 2; Calgary 3, Kootenay 0; Moose Jaw 7, Prince Albert 1; Swift Current 7, Saskatoon 3; Lethbridge 6, Medicine Hat 5 (SO); Edmonton 7, Red Deer 3; Prince George 4, Kamloops 2; Kelowna 4, Vancouver 3 (SO) and Spokane 3, Tri-City 2.

At Kent, Wash., Honey Scored at 18:34 of the first period to give Seattle a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Hayer scored at 2:24 to tie the game at one apiece but Troock scored at 7:16 for the Thunderbirds.

The final five minutes of the second period had both teams scoring two more times each.

Hayer scored his second of the game at 15:46, Lockhart scored 59 seconds later on a penalty shot, Birkholz scored on the power play at 18:04 and finally Honey added his second of the game, with the man advantage, at 19:32 to make it 4-3 Seattle heading into the final period.

With their season on the line, Everett scored three times in the final period.

McPhee tied the game at 8:31 and Fowlie scored the eventual winner at 15:11.

Harrison secured a Silvertips victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of the game.

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Wheat Kings 7 Pats 2

At Brandon, Man., Mark Stone scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Wheat Kings (38-28-5) jumped over Regina (37-27-8) for sixth in the eastern Conference.

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Hitmen 3 Ice 0

At Calgary, Chris Driedger stopped all 25 shots he faced and Jimmy Bubnick scored twice as the Hitmen (44-25-3) blanked Kooteny (36-26-10) to move into third place in the Eastern Conference.

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Warriors 7 Raiders 1

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Kenton Miller and Sam Fioretti each scored twice as the Warriors (45-19-8) crushed Prince Albert (21-45-6) to set a franchise-record for wins with 45.

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Broncos 7 Blades 3

At Saskatoon, Christian Magnus scored twice and assisted one more and Ryon Moser chipped in with three assists as Swift Current (27-37-8) finished their season with a win over the Blades (40-29-3).

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Hurricanes 6 Tigers 5 (SO)

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Russel Maxwell scored three times in regulation then added the shootout winner as Lethbridge (29-42-1) edged the Tigers (42-24-6), who dropped to fourth in the Eastern Conference.

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Oil Kings 7 Rebels 3

At Red Deer, Alta., Curtis Lazar scored twice and Laurent Brossoit made 26 saves as Edmonton (50-15-7) downed the Rebels (32-34-6) for their 11th straight victory and top spot in the WHL standings.

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Cougars 4 Blazers 2

At Prince George, B.C., Spencer Asuchak scored twice as the Cougars (24-46-2) finished their season by doubling up Kamloops (47-20-5), who finished the season as the second seed in the Western Conference.

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Rockets 4 Giants 3 (SO)

At Kelowna, B.C., Zach Franko scored the winner in a shootout and Adam brown made 31 saves as the Rockets (31-31-10) slipped past Vancouver (40-26-6), who lost for the first time in four outings.

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Chiefs 3 Americans 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Dylan Walchuk scored the winner midway through the third period for the Chiefs (38-25-9) while Americans (50-18-4) forward Brendan Shinnimin picked up an assist to extend his point streak to 23 games.

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