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WHL Roundup: Winterhawks down Rockets in Game 2 to even series 1-1

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Adin Hill stopped 38 shots as the Portland Winterhawks took Game 2 from the host Kelowna Rockets 3-2 on Saturday in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference final.

The best-of-seven series is now tied at a game apiece. Game 3 goes Tuesday in Portland.

Nicolas Petan broke a 2-2 deadlock late in the second period for the Winterhawks while Paul Bittner and Dominic Turgeon built Portland a two-goal lead.

Rourke Chartier and Dillon Dube responded for the Rockets.

Kelowna's Jackson Whistle turned aside 29-of-32 shots in defeat.

Portland went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Rockets scored twice on four chances with the man advantage.

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WHEAT KINGS 3 HITMEN 2 (OT)

BRANDON ? Tyler Coulter scored 51 seconds into overtime as the Wheat Kings slipped past Calgary to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final.

Jayce Hawryluk and Peter Quenneville also scored for Brandon, which got a 22-save outing from Jordan Papirny.

Michael Zipp and Adam Tambellini found the back of the net for the Hitmen. Brenden Burke kicked out 43-of-46 shots in defeat.

Calgary hosts Game 3 Tuesday.

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