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WHL Roundup: Lipsberg has five points as Thunderbirds double up Winterhawks

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KENT, Wash. - Roberts Lipsbergs scored twice and added three assists as the Seattle Thunderbirds doubled up the Portland Winterhawks 6-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action.

Mathew Barzal, Lipsbergs and Evan Wardley opened the scoring for Seattle (26-19-6), which won its third in a row. After three straight from the Winterhawks, Ryan Gropp, Lipsbergs, with his second of the game, and Scott Eansor rounded out the attack.

Oliver Bjorkstrand, Keegan Iverson and Dominic Tugeon had goals for Portland (31-20-3). The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak.

Taran Kozun got the win in net, stopping 26 shots. Adin Hill suffered the loss, turning away 37 shots.

The Thunderbirds went 1 for 5 on the power play while Portland didn't score on its lone opportunity.

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PATS 5 BLADES 2

REGINA ? Colby Williams had a goal and three assists as the Pats scored four unanswered in the third to down Saskatoon.

Taylor Cooper scored in the first period for Regina (29-17-6) with Patrick D'Amico, Jake Leschyshyn and Rykr Cole adding goals in the final 20 minutes.

Brett Stovin and Cameron Hebig chipped in for the Blades (15-32-3).

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BRONCOS 4 RAIDERS 3 (OT)

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. ??? Jake DeBrusk scored at 3:32 of overtime to lift Swift Current over the Raiders.

Brett Lernout, Jay Merkley and Linden Penner had goals in regulation for the Broncos (24-23-5).

Jesse Lees struck twice for Prince Albert (21-30-2), which lost its third in a row. Tim Vanstone tied the game at three in the third period.

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CHIEFS 3 WARRIORS 2

MOOSE JAW, Sask. ??? Markson Bechtold scored the eventual winner late in the second period as Spokane edged the Warriors.

Devon McAndrews and Riley Whittingham supplied the rest of the Chiefs (25-22-4) offence.

Dallas Valentine and Axel Blomqvist had goals for Moose Jaw (21-28-4).

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WHEAT KINGS 5 ICE 3

CRANBROOK, B.C. ??? Tim McGauley broke a tie in the third period and then went on to add an empty-netter as Brandon got past the Ice.

Eric Roy and Quintin Lisoway scored in a four-goal third for the Wheat Kings (39-9-5). Braylon Shmyr also chipped in for their 10th win in the last 11 games.

Luke Philp, Tim Bozon and Levi Cable found the back of the net for Kootenay (27-25-1) in the first period.

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HURRICANES 4 TIGERS 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. ??? Brayden Burke had a goal and two assists as the Hurricanes slipped past Medicine Hat.

Tyler Wong, Giorgio Estephan and Carter Folks rounded out the attack for Lethbridge (14-31-6).

Trevor Cox opened the scoring midway through the first period for the Tigers (35-14-3). After four straight from the Hurricanes, Chad Labelle and Cole Sandford scored in the second.

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COUGARS 4 OIL KINGS 2

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. ??? Jari Erricson struck twice as the Cougars snapped a 12-game losing streak by doubling up Edmonton.

Aaron Macklin and Kody McDonald scored in the first period for Prince George (21-31-2).

David Koch and Dysin Mayo had goals for the Oil Kings (24-24-6), who lost their third straight outing.

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ROCKETS 5 BLAZERS 3

KELOWNA, B.C. ??? Rourke Chartier scored in a three-goal second period for the Rockets as they defeated Kamloops.

Tyson Baillie and Cole Linaker also had goals in the second for Kelowna (40-8-4). Devante Stephens and Justin Kirkland rounded out the attack.

Matt Needham, Collin Shirley and Deven Sideroff scored for the Blazers (20-28-6).

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GIANTS 5 REBELS 4

VANCOUVER ??? Ty Ronning scored his first of the season on the power play with under a minute left to play as the Giants edged Red Deer.

Clayton Kirichenko, Ty Ronning, Alec Baer and Zane Jones supplied the rest of the offence for Vancouver (21-28-3). The win snaps a four-game losing skid for the Giants.

Colton Bobyk, Conner Bleackley, Brooks Maxwell and Wyatt Johnson all scored for the Rebels (28-16-8).

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SILVERTIPS 4 AMERICANS 1

EVERETT, Wash. ????????? Brayden Low scored the first of three straight in the third period as the Silvertips downed Tri-City.

Dawson Leedahl and Ben Betker added the other two in the third for Everett (33-15-4). Kohl Bauml scored at 19:59 of the first period to start the scoring.

Jordan Topping responded for the Americans (24-25-3), as they lost their fourth straight.

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