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WHL Roundup: A look at Tuesday's games

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Chase Schaber had a hat trick and Brandon Ranford added four assists as the Kamloops Blazers beat the Victoria Royals 4-3 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Blazers winger JC Lipon had the other goal for Kamloops (17-7-1), while goalie Cole Cheveldave made 26 saves.

Royals left winger Jamie Crooks scored twice and Logan Nelson added a single for the Royals (11-15-1).

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Vancouver 4 Moose Jaw 3 (SO); Edmonton 4 Spokane 1; Lethbridge 3 Red Deer 1; and Seattle 4 Swift Current 2.

At Victoria, Kamloops opened the scoring midway through the first when centre Schaber's pass bounced off a Royals defender and into the net.

The Royals tied the game near the 15-minute mark on a broken play, as Crooks pounced on the puck and snapped a shot low glove side on Cheveldave.

Schaber and Crooks traded their second goals of the game in the second.

Schaber put the Blazers up 2-1 on a one-timer off a cross-ice pass from Ranford, but Crooks tied the game a few minutes later with a backhanded tally.

Royals star forward Kevin Sundher got the second assist on the goal, moving him into first all-time for Royals/Chilliwack Bruins franchise points at 218.

Schaber's game-winning third goal came just over five minutes into the final period on a breakaway.

Lipon added his ninth goal of the season late in the game to seal the deal.

Keith Hamilton also finished with 26 saves for Victoria.

Giants 4 Warriors 3 (SO)

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Matt Bellerive scored the only goal in the fifth round of the shootout as Vancouver (17-9-2) recovered to beat the Warriors (16-8-3).

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Oil Kings 4 Chiefs 1

At Edmonton, Dylan Wruck scored twice as the Oil Kings (16-8-3) got past Spokane (11-8-3).

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Hurricanes 3 Rebels 1

At Lethbridge, Alta., Brody Sutter had two goals and an assist as the Hurricanes (7-20-1) beat Red Deer (14-8-3).

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Thunderbirds 4 Broncos 2

At Kent, Wash., Seattle (11-12-1) scored three times in the final three minutes to rally and beat Swift Current (11-15-4).

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