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KELOWNA, B. Curtis McClinton Jersey .C. - Myles Bell scored four goals and added two assists as the Kelowna Rockets toppled the visiting Kamloops Blazers 7-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Rourke Chartier and Tyson Bell also scored for the Rockets (42-7-3), who sit first overall in the WHL standings, while Justin Kirkland and Kris Schmidl chipped in with two assists apiece. Collin Shirley had a pair of goals for the Blazers (11-37-5), who are now on a six-game slide, and Austin Douglas scored once. Kelownas Jordon Cooke made 28 saves to improve to 30-4-3 on the season. Cole Kehler allowed three goals on 12 shots for Kamloops before giving way to Bolton Pouliot, who stopped 23-of-27 shots in two periods of relief. The Rockets went 2 for 3 on the power play while the Blazers failed to score on three chances with the man advantage. --- PATS 5 WARRIORS 2 REGINA -- Chandler Stephenson scored once and set up two more as the Pats handed Moose Jaw its ninth loss in a row. Kyle Burroughs, Colby Williams, Dyson Stevenson and Dryden Hunt also scored for Regina (27-21-5) and Morgan Klimchuk chipped in with two assists. Jack Rodewald scored both goals for the Warriors (13-31-8). Reginas Daniel Wapple made 33 saves for the win as Moose Jaws Justin Paulic turned away 34-of-38 shots in defeat. --- COUGARS 6 BRONCOS 2 SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. -- Klarc Wilson and Troy Bourke each scored twice as Prince George downed the Broncos for its fourth win in a row. Adam Beukeboom made 38 saves for the Cougars (22-26-7) while Zach Pochiro and Jordan Tkatch added single goals. Colby Cave and Nathan Burns supplied the offence for Swift Current (26-19-8). Eetu Laurikainen started in net for the Broncos, but was relieved 16 minutes into the game after allowing his third goal on 13 shots. Landon Bow finished the game and stopped 14-of-17 shots. --- WHEAT KINGS 4 BLADES 1 SASKATOON -- Jordan Papirny made 33 saves and Rihards Bukarts scored twice as Brandon defeated the Blades. Eric Roy and Jesse Gabrielle also scored for the Wheat Kings (27-19-6), who ended a three-game slide, and defenceman Rene Hunter chipped in with two assists. Cameron Hebig scored the lone goal for Saskatoon (14-36-4), which is 2-8-0 in its last 10 contests. Troy Tremblay turned aside 38-of-42 shots in a losing cause. --- ICE 5 HITMEN 2 CRANBROOK, B.C. -- Tim Bozon and Austin Vettrl each had a pair of goals and Mackenzie Skapski made 21 saves as Kootenay toppled Calgary. Jaedon Descheneau had a goal and an assist for the Ice (27-21-4), who trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes of play, while Sam Reinhart tacked on two assists. The Hitmen (32-14-6) got goals from Brady Brassart and goaltender Chris Driedger, who was awarded a goal after Kootenay played the puck into its own net while playing 6-on-5 on a delayed penalty. Driedger stopped 26-of-31 shots in a losing cause. --- AMERICANS 4 REBELS 2 RED DEER, Alta. -- Brian Williams capped off a three-point outing with an empty-net goal as Tri-City doubled up the Rebels. Mitch Topping, Justin Gutierrez and Beau McCue also scored for the Americans (26-22-5) while Josh Thrower was given a five-minute major and game misconduct in the first period for checking to the head. Conner Bleackley and Evan Polei scored for Red Deer (27-22-3), which lost in regulation for the first time in seven outings, and Rhyse Dieno assisted on both. Eric Comrie made 27 saves for Tri-City while Taz Burman turned aside 24-of-27 shots for the Rebels. --- OIL KINGS 5 TIGERS 1 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- Mitchell Moroz scored twice and Cody Corbett had three assists as Edmonton extended its win streak to eight games by downing the Tigers. Reid Petryk and Curtis Lazar each had a goal and an assist for the Oil Kings (37-13-1) and Brandon Ralph had a single goal. Curtis Valk scored the lone goal for Medicine Hat (29-19-3). Tristan Jarry made 25 saves for Edmonton as Tigers goalie Marek Langhamer turned away 22-of-27 shots in defeat. --- WINTERHAWKS 3 THUNDERBIRDS 0 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Brendan Burke only had to make 16 saves for his second straight shutout as the Winterhawks blanked Seattle. Nicolas Petan and Oliver Bjorkstarnd each had a goal and an assist for Portland (36-12-5), which is 11-0-1 in its last 12 games, while Adam Rossignol added a single goal. Derrick Pouliot chipped in with two assists. Taran Kozun kicked out 46-of-49 shots for the Thunderbirds (32-16-5). Special teams were big for the Winterhawks as they scored twice on the power play and once shorthanded. --- SILVERTIPS 5 CHIEFS 4 (OT) EVERETT, Wash. -- Ivan Nikolishin scored twice, including the winner, as the Silvertips halted a six-game slide by edging Spokane. Joshua Winquist and Kohl Bauml each had a goal and two assists for Everett (26-19-8) and Patrick Bajkov added a goal and an assist. Colton Bobyk had a pair of goals for the Chiefs (31-16-5) and Mitch Holmberg and Markson Bechtold had a goal apiece. Silvertips netminder Eric Williams allowed four goals on 15 shots before giving way to Garret Hughson, who stopped 14-of-15 shots in 35 minutes of relief to earn the victory. Austin Lotz gave up two goals on five shots for Spokane and was relieved by Daniel Cotton. Cotton turned away 11-of-13 shots in 44 minutes of action. --- ROYALS 3 GIANTS 2 (OT) VICTORIA -- Joe Hicketts scored 36 seconds into extra time as the Royals slipped past Vancouver. Logan Nelson had a goal and an assist for Victoria (34-16-3) while Ben Walker scored the other. Ty Ronning and Cain Franson supplied the offence for the Giants (26-19-9). Coleman Vollrath made 23 saves for the Royals as Jared Rathjen stopped 33-of-36 shots for Vancouver. Deron Cherry Jersey . Goergl, the 2011 world champion, started 28th after the other top contenders had already gone down but had the fastest time at each interval. Goergl finished the demanding 3-kilometre Kaelberloch course in 1 minute, 47. Matt Moore Jersey . Adam Lind provided the power and rookie starter Marcus Stroman had the best start of his young career as the Blue Jays dumped the Yankees 8-3 at Rogers Centre. Stroman, making his fifth start for Toronto, allowed one earned run and three hits over a career-high eight innings.BRANDON, Man. -- Alex Moodie stopped 39 shots as the Saskatoon Blades downed the host Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play. Cory Millette, Ryan Graham, Nathan Burns and Nikita Scherbak each had a goal and an assist for the Blades (4-5-1) while Cameron Hebig added a single goal. Rene Hunter, Richard Nejezchleb and Brett Kitt supplied the offence for the Wheat Kings (5-4-0). Jordan Papirny turned away 22-of-27 shots in defeat. Saskatoon went 3 for 4 on the power play. Brandon scored once on five chances with the man advantage. --- Hitmen 4 Raiders 3 CALGARY -- Chase Clayton scored the eventual winner and added an assist as the Hitmen edged Prince Albert. Brady Brassart, Pavel Padakin and Jake Virtanen also scored for Calgary (5-3-0). Craig Leverton, Reid Gardiner and Carson Perreaux each scored once for the Raiders (6-3-1) while Jayden Hart chipped in with two assists. Mack Shields made 29 saves for the win. Cole Cheveldave turned aside 22 shots in defeat. --- Pats 3 Warriors 2 (SO) MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- Carter Hansen scored the winner in the eighth round of the shootout as Regina slipped past the Warriors. Morgan Klimchuk and Boston Leier scored in regulation for the Pats (4-5-0). Moose Jaw (4-4-2) got goals from Travis Brown and Jack Rodewald. Dawson MacAuley made 35 saves for the win. Justin Paulic stopped 30 shots in defeat. --- Chiefs 3 Rebels 2 RED DEER, Alta. -- Spokane scored three times in the third period to come from behind and beat the Rebels. Mike Aviani, Mitch Holmberg and Jackson Playfair scored for the Chiefs (7-2-0) while Aviani tacked on an assist for a two-point night. Haydn Fleury and Wyatt Johnson scored for Red Deer (6-5-0). Garret Hughson made 20 saves for the win as Patrik Bartosak turned away 34 shots in a losing cause. --- Tigers 3 Ice 0 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. --Marek Langhamer stopped 21 shots as the Tigers shut out Kootenay. Miles Koules opened the scoring for Medicine Hat (7-1-1) while Chad Labelle and Cole Sanford had the others. Mackenzie Skapski stopped 18-of-21 shots for the Ice (4-4-1). --- Broncos 5 Giants 2 SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. -- Julius Honka scored once and added two assists as the Broncos defeaated Vancouver. Willie Roaf Jersey. Bobby Zinkan, Colby Cave, Glenn Gawdin and Zach MacKay also scored for Swift Current (6-3-1). Andreas Eder and Joel Hamilton supplied the scoring for the Giants (1-7-2) while Dalton Thrower assisted on both goals. Eetu Laurikainen made 35 saves for the win. Jared Rathjen turned away 28-of-33 shots in a losing cause. --- Winterhawks 7 Blazers 4 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Derek Pouliot scored twice and set up one more and Nicolas Petan had three assists as the Winterhawks beat Kamloops. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Alex Schoenborn had a goal and two assists each for Portland (4-3-1) while Chase De Leo, Adam Rossignol and Brendan Leipsic scored the others. Chase Souto led the Blazers (2-7-0) offensively with two goals. Aspen Sterzer and Cole Ully also scored. Brendan Burke made 22 saves for the win. Taran Kozun picked up the loss after allowing five goals on 29 shots. Bolton Pouliot replaced Kozun and stopped 12-of-13 shots in 31 minutes of relief. --- Cougars 4 Silvertips 3 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Brad Morrison scored 1:15 into overtime to lift the Cougars over Everett. Chase Witala had two goals for Prince George (5-4-1) and Brad Morrison scored once. Jujhar Khaira, Kohl Bauml and Carson Stadnyk scored for the Silvertips (6-1-2). Ty Edmonds earned the victory by making 26 saves as Daniel Cotton turned away 38 shots in defeat. --- Thunderbirds 4 Americans 2 KENT, Wash. -- Roberts Lipsbergs scored twice as Seattle doubled up Tri-City. Adam Henry and Shea Theodore also scored for the Thunderbirds (8-2-0) while Justin Hickman tacked on two assists. Beau McCue and Connor Rankin did the scoring for the Americans (4-6-0). Danny Mumaugh made 27 saves for the win. Eric Comrie stopped 40 shots in a losing cause. --- Royals 4 Hurricanes 3 VICTORIA, -- Joe Hicketts and Logan Nelson scored in the final six minutes of the third period as the Royals came back to beat Lethbridge. Ben Walker and Keegan Kanzig also scored for Victoria (6-5-0) as Brett Cote recorded two assists. Ryan Pilon, Tyler Wong and Sam Mckechnie supplied the scoring for the Hurricanes (1-7-1). Patrik Polivka made 25 saves for the win while Corbin Boes made 45 saves in defeat. ' ' '