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WHL Roundup: Barzal scores for Thunderbirds to edge Winterhawks in shootout

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Matthew Barzal scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Ryan Gropp also scored for Seattle (4-3-0).

Miles Koules and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for Portland (1-7-2).

Taran Kozun made 32 saves for the Thunderbirds as Brendan Burke turned aside 32 shots in the loss.

Seattle went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Winterhawks failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

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BLADES 3 RAIDERS 2

SASKATOON ? Cory Millette scored the go-ahead goal at 16:01 of the third period to lead the Blades over Prince Albert.

Landon Welykholowa and Wyatt Sloboshan also chipped in for Saskatoon (1-6-0).

Reid Gardiner and Simon Stransky both struck for the Raiders (3-4-0).

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WHEAT KINGS 6 REBELS 4

RED DEER, Alta. ? Brandon had five second-period goals en route to a win over the Rebels.

Tyler Coulter scored two goals while Jayce Hawryluk, Kale Clague, Jesse Gabrielle and Peter Quenneville supplied the rest of the offence for the Wheat Kings (6-0-1).

Red Deer's (3-5-0) goals came off the sticks of Evan Polei, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Wyatt Johnson and Adam Musil.

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BRONCOS 2 AMERICANS 0

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. ??? Landon Bow made 25 saves as the Broncos blanked Tri-City.

Glenn Gawdin and Jake DeBrusk scored for Swift Current (6-5-0).

Eric Comrie suffered the loss for the Americans (6-4-0), stopping 22 shots in defeat.

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TIGERS 8 ROYALS 2

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. ??? Chad Butcher struck twice and added an assist as the Tigers crushed Victoria.

Tommy Vannelli, Kyle Becker, Markus Eisenschmid, David Quenneville, Alex Mowbray and Cole Sanford rounded out the attack for Medicine Hat (8-1-0).

Jack Walker and Austin Carroll responded for the Royals (3-5-1) with a goal and an assist apiece.

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SILVERTIPS 5 BLAZERS 1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. ??? Ivan Nikolishin scored once and set up two more in Everett's win over the Blazers.

Carson Stadnyk, Cole MacDonald, Kohl Bauml and Kevin Davis rounded out the attack for the Silvertips (5-0-2).

Brady Gaudet scored his first goal of season for Kamloops (6-3-1).

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COUGARS 2 GIANTS 1

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. ??? David Soltes and Chase Witala scored power-play goals in the third period to lead the Cougars by Vancouver.

Ty Edmonds turned aside 36 shots in the win for Prince George (6-4-0).

Matt Bellerive replied with his second goal of the year on the power play for the Giants(4-4-0).

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ROCKETS 4 HURRICANES 2

KELOWNA, B.C. ??? The Rockets scored four straight goals, including two off the stick of Tyson Ballie, to beat Lethbridge.

Madison Bowey and Devante Stephens also found the back of the net for Kelowna (8-0-0).

Taylor Cooper and Zane Jones struck 23 seconds apart in the second period for the Hurricanes (1-6-1).

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