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WHL Roundup: Oliver Bjorkstrand nets hat trick in Portland's win over Saskatoon

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SASKATOON - Oliver Bjorkstrand was the story on Saturday night.

Bjorkstrand scored three times in the third period to record the hat trick as the Portland Winterhawks cruised by the Saskatoon Blades 6-1 in Western Hockey League play.

Anton Cederholm, Chase De Leo and Miles Koules all chipped in for the Winterhawks (5-9-2).

Adam Henry had a power-play goal halfway through the second period for the Blades (4-9-0).

Bolton Pouliot turned away 24 shots to record the win as Saskatoon's Alex Moodie made 34 saves in a losing effort.

Portland scored twice on four power-play attempts while the Blades were 1 for 4.

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HURRICANES 3 RAIDERS 1

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. ? Taylor Cooper had a first-period goal and added an assist for Lethbridge as it got by the Raiders.

Dexter Bricker and Andrew Nielsen added goals for the Hurricanes (4-8-1), who won their third-straight game.

Jayden Hart scored at 19:20 of the third period for Prince Albert (5-8-0) to spoil the shutout.

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REBELS 5 WARRIORS 1

RED DEER, Alta. ??? Conner Bleackley scored his third of the season and added two assists as the Rebels cruised past Moose Jaw.

Evan Polei, Wyatt Johnson, Meyer Nell and Scott Feser rounded out the attack for Red Deer (5-7-1).

Kolten Olynek chipped in with a short-handed goal for the Warriors (6-6-1).

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OIL KINGS 5 COUGARS 1

EDMONTON ??? Luke Bertolucci struck twice, 27 seconds apart, as the Oil Kings beat Prince George.

Edgars Kulda, Mitchell Walter and Dysin Mayo supplied the remainder of the Edmonton (8-3-1) offence.

Jari Erricson opened the scoring with his 10th of the year for the Cougars (7-8-0).

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BRONCOS 2 PATS 1

REGINA ??? Brett Lernout had the go-ahead goal halfway through the third period as Swift Current slipped past the Pats.

Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Broncos (9-7-1) on the power play.

Sergey Zborovskiy replied with his first goal of the year for Regina (5-8-1).

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TIGERS 7 HITMEN 5

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. ??? Markus Eisenschmid scored a pair for the Tigers as they got past Calgary.

Ty Stanton, Matt Bradley, David Quenneville, Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox rounded out the offence for Medicine Hat (11-1-1).

Pavel Karnaukhov and Jake Virtanen each had two goals and an assist for the Hitmen (7-5-1). Ben Thomas also had a goal.

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CHIEFS 4 ICE 3

SPOKANE, Wash. ??? Adam Helewka and Calder Brooks had two goals apiece for the Chiefs to pace their offence against Kootenay.

Kailer Yamamoto added three assists for Spokane (6-3-3).

Matt Alfaro struck twice and Zak Zborosky added another for the Ice (3-11-0).

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ROCKETS 6 WHEAT KINGS 1

KELOWNA, B.C. ??? Madison Bowey had two of his club's six straight goals to lead the Rockets past Brandon.

Cole Martin, Nick Merkley, Rourke Chartier and Austin Glober rounded out the attack for Kelowna (12-1-0).

Quintin Lisoway got the Wheat Kings (10-3-1) on the board in the second period.

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BLAZERS 2 AMERICANS 0

KENNEWICK, Wash. ??? Connor Ingram made 25 saves to record the shutout as Kamloops blanked Tri-City.

Matt Revel and Patrik Maier found the back of the net for the Blazers (9-6-1).

Evan Sarthou turned aside 25 shots for the Americans (8-7-0).

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SILVERTIPS 2 THUNDERBIRDS 1 (OT)

EVERETT, Wash. ??? Ivan Nikolishin wasted no time, scoring 41 seconds into overtime, as the Silvertips got by Seattle.

Cole MacDonald had the other Everett (8-1-3) goal.

Scott Eansor chipped in for the Thunderbirds (5-5-3).

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ROYALS 3 GIANTS 2

VICTORIA ????????? Austin Carroll struck twice as the Royals skated past Vancouver.

Taylor Crunk added another for the Royals (8-6-1).

Matt Bellerive and Mason Geertsen scored for the Giants (6-7-0).

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