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WHL Roundup: Rebels edge Hitmen 5-4 in shootout for fifth straight win

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CALGARY - Brooks Maxwell scored once in regulation and then added the shootout winner as the Red Deer Rebels extended their win streak to five games with a 5-4 victory over the host Calgary Hitmen Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

Conner Bleackley had a pair of goals for the Rebels (25-14-5) and Adam Musil added a goal and an assist.

Connor Rankin scored twice for the Hitmen (23-17-4) while Elliott Peterson and Jake Bean added the others.

Red Deer's Rylan Toth made 20 saves for the win as Brendan Burke turned aside 30-of-34 shots for Calgary.

The Rebels went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Hitmen scored twice on seven chances with the man advantage.

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WARRIORS 4 ICE 3

MOOSE JAW, Sask. ? Brayden Point scored three times ? including the eventual winner at 11:08 of the third period ? as the Warriors edged Kootenay.

Torrin white also scored for Moose Jaw (18-23-4), which got a 30-save outing from Zach Sawchenko.

Rinat Valiev, Austin Vetterl and Sam Reinhart scored for the Ice (21-21-1), who are on a four-game slide, while Wyatt Hofflin gave up four goals on 18 shots.

Warriors forward Jaimen Yakubowski was handed a major penalty and game misconduct 4:08 into the third period for checking-to-the-head.

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PATS 6 TIGERS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. ??? Pavel Padakin scored twice and Daniel Wapple made 37 saves as Regina toppled the Tigers.

Taylor Cooper, Austin Wagner, Colton Kroeker and Jesse Gabrielle also scored for the Pats (26-14-3).

Dryden Hunt found the back of the net for Medicine Hat (29-11-2), while Marek Langhamer kicked out 26-of-32 shots in defeat.

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BLAZERS 6 WINTERHAWKS 2

KAMLOOPS, B.C. ??? Matt Needham scored twice and tacked on two assists as the Blazers downed Portland.

Cole Ully and Deven Sideroff each had a goal and two assists for Kamloops (15-24-6), while Ryan Rehill and Collin Shirley added the others. Connor Ingram made 24 saves for the win.

Alex Schoenborn and Dominic Turgeon supplied the goals for the Winterhawks (23-19-3). Adin Hill stopped 12-of-16 shots before getting yanked after 20 minutes of play. Evan Johnson made 17 saves in two periods of relief.

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ROCKETS 7 AMERICANS 1

KELOWNA, B.C. ??? Rourke Chartier and Dillon Dube each scored twice as the Rockets pummelled Tri-City.

Rodney Southam, Chance Braid and Justin Kirkland also scored for Kelowna (34-7-3), which got a 19-save performance from Jackson Whistle.

Brian Williams was the lone man to beat Whistle while Evan Sarthough turned away 28-of-35 shots for the Americans (20-21-2).

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