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WHL: Bell scores four goals, Rockets top Blazers

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The Canadian Press
2/2/2014 1:55:00 AM
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KELOWNA, B.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.

Kelowna's 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.

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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).

Regina's Daniel Wapple made 33 saves for the win as Moose Jaw's Justin Paulic turned away 34-of-38 shots in defeat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Western Hockey League (Photo: TSN)

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