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WHL Roundup: A look at Wednesday's games

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James Henry scored the only goal of the shootout Wednesday as the Vancouver Giants downed the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 in the Western Hockey League.

Newly-acquired Vancouver goalie Adam Morrison preserved the win by stopping Anthony Bardaro on Spokane's last chance of the shootout.

Morrison, who finished with 25 saves, pumped his fist several times after making the final shootout save and was chosen as the game's first star.

Brendan Gallagher and Levi Bews scored in regulation for Vancouver (3-3-0). Bardaro and Darren Kramer had the goals for Spokane (1-1-1). Luke Lee-Knight made 19 saves in taking the loss.

The 20-year-old Morrison, who grew up in the suburban Vancouver community of White Rock, was playing his first game since being acquired in a multi-player trade Tuesday with the Saskatoon Blades.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Saskatoon 4, Prince George 1; Edmonton 2, Kootenay 1 (SO); Moose Jaw 3, Lethbridge 2; and Kelowna 4, Tri-City 3.

At Vancouver, with Spokane trailing 2-1, Kramer jammed the puck through Morrison with 2:12 left in regulation to tie the score.

Bews, who was also acquired by Vancouver in the trade with Saskatoon, opened the scoring at 18:48 of the first with his first WHL goal.

Morrison held the Chiefs in the second as Vancouver had just three shots in the first 15 minutes. On the Giants' fourth shot, Gallagher fired home David Musil's rebound off the end boards at 15:20 to give Vancouver a 2-0 lead.

But Morrison took a delay of game penalty for shooting the puck over the glass and Bardaro reduced Vancouver's lead to 2-1 at 16:47.

The Chiefs converted 1-of-3 power-play attempts, while the Giants went 0-for-4.

Blades 4, Cougars 1

At Saskatoon, Matej Stransky scored two goals as the Blades (4-1-0) got past Prince George (2-2-1).

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Oil Kings 2, Ice 1 (SO)

At Edmonton, T.J. Foster and Martin Gernat scored in the shootout as the Oil Kings (2-1-2) defeated Kootenay (3-1-2).

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Warriors 3, Hurricanes 2

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Sean Aschim's short-handed goal in the third period broke a 2-2 tie as the Warriors (4-1-0) downed Lethbridge (2-3-0).

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Rockets 4, Americans 3

At Kelowna, B.C., Adam Brown made 29 saves as the Rockets (3-0-0) hung on to defeat Tri-City (3-2-0).

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