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WHL Roundup: Klimchuk scores three to lead Pats over Blades, 5-3

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SASKATOON - Morgan Klimchuk had a hat trick, Adam Brooks picked up three assists, and the Regina Pats scored four goals in the third period to topple the Saskatoon Blades 5-3 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday.

Connor Gay struck twice for the Pats (22-12-2) while Braden Christoffer and Dryden Hunt chipped in with two assists apiece.

Sam McKechnie, Brett Stovin and Cameron Hebig, with a power-play goal, scored for the Blades (9-26-3).

Regina goaltender Daniel Wapple stopped 30 shots in the victory. Saskatoon's Nik Amundrud made 32 saves in the losing effort.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 RAIDERS 1

BRANDON, Man. ? Tim McGauley had a goal and an assist to lead the Wheat Kings over Prince Albert.

Jayce Hawryluk, Peter Quenneville and Braylon Shmyr also scored for Brandon (27-7-4).

Jayden Hart scored the lone goal for the Raiders (16-21-1), on the power play at 8:03 of the second period.

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HITMEN 9 HURRICANES 2

CALGARY ? Pavel Karnaukhov had a hat trick and an assist to power the Hitmen past Lethbridge.

Connor Rankin scored two goals and helped on three more for Calgary (20-14-3). Chase Lang, Jordy Stallard, Adam Tambellini, and Terrell Draude rounded out the Hitmen offence.

Tyler Wong and Jaeger White replied for the Hurricanes (9-22-5).

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TIGERS 5 ICE 4 (SO)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. ??? Cole Sanford scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Tigers edged Kootenay.

Kyle Becker struck twice for Medicine Hat (26-9-2), and Matt Staples scored the tying goal at 10:01 of the third period.

Luke Philp scored two goals and assisted on two more for the Ice (20-17-1), Jaedon Descheneau had a goal and three assists and Tyler King also scored. Descheneau had a chance to score the tiebreaking goal on a penalty shot in the third period, but he was stopped by Tigers goalie Marek Langhamer.

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BRONCOS 4 REBELS 3 (SO)

RED DEER, Alta. ??? Jake DeBrusk scored twice in regulation and again in the shootout to lead Swift Current over the Rebels.

Glenn Gawdin also scored in the shootout for the Broncos (19-15-4), and Brett Lernout had the tying goal at 19:08 of the third period.

Riley Sheen struck twice for Red Deer (20-13-5) while Conner Bleackley rounded out the offence. Both those players were stopped in the shootout.

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GIANTS 6 BLAZERS 3

VANCOUVER ??? Jesse Roach scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Giants to victory over Kamloops.

Arvin Atwal had a goal and two helpers for Vancouver (17-19-1), and Dalton Sward, Thomas Foster and Mason Geertsen also scored.

Dawson Davidson, Ryan Rehill and Deven Sideroff replied for the Blazers (13-22-5).

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COUGARS 5 ROCKETS 3

KELOWNA, B.C. ??? Ty Edmonds made 45 saves and Prince George got goals from five different skaters en route to victory over the Rockets.

Chase Witala and Jared Bethune had a goal and an assist apiece to lead the Cougars (19-19-1), and Tyler Mrkonjic, Jansen Harkins and Chance Braid also scored.

Riley Stadel and Justin Kirkland each had a goal and two helpers for Kelowna (29-6-3) and Rourke Chartier rounded out the offence. Jackson Whistle and Jake Morrissey combined on 15 saves.

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THUNDERBIRDS 4 SILVERTIPS 2

SEATTLE ??? Keegan Kolesar struck twice and chipped in with an assist to lead the Thunderbirds past Everett.

Ethan Bear had a goal and two helpers for Seattle (17-15-4) and Lane Pederson also scored.

Dawson Leedahl and Nikita Scherbak supplied the offence for the Silvertips (21-11-4).

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