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WHL Roundup: Babenko, Gutierrez with three points each as Hurricanes down Blades

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SASKATOON - Egor Babenko and Justin Gutierrez each had a goal and two assists as the Lethrbidge Hurricanes downed the host Saskatoon Blades 7-4 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League play.

Andrew Nielsen, Cory Millette, Ryley Lindgren, Brayden Burke and Carter Folk all had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (22-11-0).

Cameron Hebig and Connor Gay each scored once and set up two more for the Blades (11-17-3), who also got goals from Josh Paterson and Bryton Sayers.

Lethbridge's Jayden Sittler made 21 saves for the win. Brock Hamm started in net for Saskatoon and allowed three goals on 15 shots before giving way to Evan Smith, who turned away 19-of-22 shots in 44:01 of relief.

The Hurricanes went 1 for 2 on the power play while the Blades scored twice on five chances with the man advantage.

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WHEAT KINGS 5 BLAZERS 3

BRANDON ? Reid Duke scored twice and set up one more as Brandon toppled Kamloops.

Ty Lewis, Nolan Patrick and Braylon Schmyr also scored for the Wheat Kings (20-10-3), who got a 19-save outing from Jordan Papirny.

Gage Quinney, Erik Miller and Nick Chyzowski found the back of the net for the Blazers (15-11-4), who had their three-game win streak halted. Dylan Ferguson stopped 37 shots in defeat.

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ROCKETS 1 WARRIORS 0

MOOSE JAW, Sask. ??? Jackson Whistle stopped all 27 shots his way as Kelowna blanked the Warriors.

Dillon Dube scored the only goal that was needed for the Rockets (25-7-1) in the second period.

Zach Sawchenko kicked out 22-of-23 shots for Moose Jaw (16-10-5).

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GIANTS 4 ROYALS 3

VANCOUVER ??? Brennan Menell tied the game and then assisted on Chase Lang's winner at 18:13 of the third period as the Giants shocked Victoria.

Owen Hardy and Carter Popoff also scored for Vancouver (11-19-4), which got a 26-save performance form Ryan Kubic.

Ralph Jarratt, Jordan Wharrie and Regan Nagy supplied the offence for the Royals (20-11-2). Coleman Vollrath kicked out 23 shots in a losing effort.

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SILVERTIPS 7 CHIEFS 4

SPOKANE, Wash. ??? Remi Laurencelle put his fourth goal of the game into an empty net and set up one more as Everett got past the Chiefs for its third win in a row.

Dawson Leedhal had a goal and two helpers for the Silvertips (18-10-2) while Cole MacDonald and Carson Stadnyk each added a goal and an assist. Carter Hart made 27 saves for the victory.

Kailer Yamamoto had a pair of goals for Spokane (16-13-3). Riley Whittingham and Hudson Elyniuk also scored as Tyson Verhelst stopped 26 shots in defeat.

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