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WHL Roundup: Saturday's Action

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Brotherly love couldn't stop a line brawl between Vancouver and Prince George.

The Vancouver Giants scored five unanswered goals in the second period and beat the Prince George Cougars 7-2 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Brett Breitkreuz added one goal and two assists for Vancouver, while his younger brother Clarke had a goal and an assist for Prince George. The Breitkreuz siblings each scored on their team's first shots on goal.

With the win, the Giants completed a weekend sweep of the Cougars. Vancouver prevailed 3-1 on Friday night.

Both games were physical and chippy, and the emotions finally boiled over in the form of a line brawl during Saturday's third period.

By the end of the game Vancouver had amassed 97 penalty minutes spread over 22 infractions, while Prince George had 23 penalties add up to 107 minutes in the box.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was Brandon 5 Edmonton 1; Moose Jaw 1 Prince Albert 0; Swift Current 4 Regina 3 (SO); Medicine Hat 3 Saskatoon 2 (OT); Calgary 3 Lethbridge 0; Everett 5 Chilliwack 1; Red Deer 4 Kelowna 3; Kootenay 4 Spokane 3; Kamloops 3 Seattle 2; and finally Tri-City 6 Portland 2.

At Prince George, B.C., Tomas Vincour and Craig Cunningham both struck twice for Vancouver (29-16-3), while Brent Henke and Lance Bouma also tallied.

Spencer Asuchak had the other goal for Prince George (9-35-2).

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Wheat Kings 5 Oil Kings 1

At Brandon, Man., Brayden Schenn scored one goal and set up two others to lead the Wheat Kings to a win over Edmonton.

Matt Calvert, Toni Rajala, Colby Robak and Mark Stone also scored for the Wheat Kings (30-15-3).

Former Wheat King Klarc Wilson replied for the Oil Kings (10-26-11).

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Warriors 1 Raiders 0

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Jeff Bosch made 27 saves as the Warriors blanked Prince Albert.

Danny Gayle's goal was enough for Moose Jaw (24-15-5).

Garrett Zemlak stopped 24 shots for the Raiders (24-21-3).

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Broncos 4 Pats 3 (SO)

At Regina, Sask., Morgan Clark made 31 saves in relief as Swift Current rallied to a shootout victory over the Pats.

Brad Hoban and Cody Eakin scored in the shootout for Swift Current (24-21-2). Eakin also recorded a goal and an assist in regulation time. Travis Bobbee and Justin Dowling also scored for the Broncos.

Jordan Eberle scored twice for Regina (20-25-3) and Tomas Hricina added a marker as well.

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Tigers 3 Blades 2 (OT)

At Saskatoon, Sask., Tomas Kundratek scored in overtime as Medicine Hat nipped the Blades.

Taylor Gal and Joey Frazer had the other goals for the Tigers (27-15-8).

Walker Wintoneak and Darian Dziurzynski had markers for Saskatoon (32-9-5).

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Hitmen 3 Hurricanes 0

At Lethbridge, Alta., Martin Jones kicked aside all 22 shots he faced and Kris Foucault chipped in with a goal and an assist as Calgary blanked the Hurricanes.

Michael Stone, Cody Sylvester and Kris Foucault scored for the Hitmen (29-14-2).

Linden Rowat stopped 34 shots for Lethbrdige (15-25-5).

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Silvertips 5 Bruins 1

At Everett, Wash., Byron Froese and Chris Langkow each scored twice, leading the Silvertips to a victory over Chilliwack.

Kellan Tochkin also scored for Everett (27-16-3).

Ryan Howse scored for Chilliwack (20-22-6).

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Rebels 4 Rockets 3

At Kelowna, B.C., Willie Coetzee had two goals as Red Deer beat the Rockets.

Colin Archer and Lane Scheidl also scored for Red Deer (24-18-4).

Cody Chikie, Dallas Jackson and Brandon McMillan replied for Kelowna (19-25-3).

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Ice 4 Chiefs 3

At Cranbrook, B.C., Dustin Sylvester scored a goal and added two assists as Kootenay beat Spokane.

Kevin King, Steele Boomer and Max Reinhar had the other markers for Kootenay (27-15-3).

Blake Gal, Stefan Ulmer and Dominik Uher replied for Spokane (26-16-4).

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Blazers 3 Thunderbirds 2

At Kent, Wash., Brendan Ranford scored twice to pace Kamloops to a victory over Seattle.

Jordan DePape also scored for Kamloops (22-20-5).

Colin Jacobs and Prab Rai replied for Seattle (14-25-7).

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Americans 6 Winterhawks 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Johnny Lazo recorded a hat trick and Mason Wilgosh scored a pair as Tri-City beat Portland.

Patrick Holland also scored for the Americans (34-11-1).

Chris Francis and Nino Niederreiter had markers for Portland (27-18-2).

(with files from Lethbridge Herald, Brandon Sun and the Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

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