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WHL: De Leo with four points as Winterhawks down Raiders

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The Canadian Press
2/23/2014 2:59:40 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Chase De Leo had two goals and two assists as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 19 games by defeating the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 6-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Nicolas Petan also had a pair of goals for the Winterhawks (45-12-5), Oliver Bjorkstrand scored once and set up two more and Matthew Dumba added a single goal.

Dakota Conroy scored twice for the Raiders (29-29-4) and Josh Morrissey had a goal and an assist.

Portland's Corbin Boes made 23 saves for the win. Cole Cheveldave allowed five goals on 34 shots before giving way to Nick McBride, who stopped 13-of-14 shots in 23 minutes of relief.

The Winterhawks went 2 for 4 on the power play while the Cougars scored twice on six chances with the man advantage.

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PATS 5 HITMEN 4 (SO)

REGINA -- Colby Williams set up two goals in regulation and then scored the shootout winner as the Pats stopped Calgary from winning its 10th game in a row.

Morgan Klimchuk had two goals and an assist for Regina (34-22-6), which is 7-0-1 in its last eight outings, while Dyson Stevenson and Dmitry Sinitsyn added single goals.

Brady Brassart, Jake Virtanen, Adam Tambellini and Connor Rankin scored for the Hitmen (41-15-7).

Daniel Wapple made 45 saves for the Pats as Calgary's Chris Driedger stopped 26-of-30 shots in defeat.

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ROYALS 6 BLADES 3

SASKATOON -- Logan Nelson scored twice and Brandon Magee had three assists as Victoria doubled up the Blades.

Taylor Crunk, Axel Blomqvist, Brett Cote and Ben Walker also scored for the Royals (43-17-4).

Ryan Graham, Nikita Scherbak and Brett Stovin supplied the scoring for Saskatoon (16-41-5).

Victoria's Patrik Polivka made 17 saves for the win. Alex Moodie allowed five goals on 26 shots through two periods for the Blades. Troy Trombley stopped 13-of-14 shots in relief.

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WHEAT KINGS 7 WARRIORS 4

BRANDON -- Tim McGauley had a hat trick and Jesse Gabrielle added a pair of goals as the Wheat Kings snapped an eight-game slide by defeating Moose Jaw.

Ryan Pulock scored once and set up two more for Brandon (29-26-8) and Brett Kitt had a single goal.

Colton McCarthy, Josh Uhrich, Brayden Point and Tanner Eberle scored for the Warriors (15-37-9), who dropped their fifth game in a row.

Jordan Papirny made 41 saves for the Wheat Kings. Moose Jaw's Justin Paulic gave up seven goals on 22 shots in 31 minutes of action. Zach Sawchenko finished the game for the Warriors and stopped 20 shots in relief.

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GIANTS 5 OIL KINGS 1

EDMONTON -- Jackson Houck scored twice and Joel Hamilton had three assists as Vancouver downed the Oil Kings.

Dalton Sward, Trent Lofthouse and Carter Popoff also scored for the Giants (30-24-10), who went 3 for 6 on the power play.

Curtis Lazar put Edmonton (43-15-2) on the board with a power-play goal. The Oil Kings finished 1 for 6 with the man advantage.

Vancouver's Payton Lee made 32 saves for the win. Tyler Santos allowed five goals on 15 shots in 29 minutes of action before Tristan Jarry took over for the Oil Kings. Jarry made 12 saves in relief.

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BRONCOS 5 REBELS 3

RED DEER, Alta. -- Andrew Johnson and Codo Gordon each scored twice as Swift Current toppled the Rebels.

Jay Merkley also scored for the Broncos (30-24-8) and Graham Black tacked on four assists.

Rhyse Dieno, Vukie Mpofu and Scott Feser scored for Red Deer (29-30-4).

Landon Bow made 31 saves for Swift Current while Taz Burman turned aside 32-of-36 shots for the Rebels.

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BLAZERS 3 THUNDERBIRDS 2 (SO)

KENT, Wash. -- Matt Bellerive scored the shootout winner as Kamloops held on to defeat Seattle.

Collin Shirley and Cole Ully scored 16 seconds apart in regulation for the Blazers (13-44-5), who led 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Bolton Pouliot started in net for Kamloops but left the game at the 7:03 mark of the first period, stopping 3-of-4 shots in the process. Cole Kehler earned the win by making 33 saves in relief.

Alexander Delnov and Shea Theodore scored for the Thunderbirds (37-19-6) and Taran Kozun stopped 28 shots in defeat.

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TIGERS 5 HURRICANES 3

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- Miles Koules had two goals and an assist and the Tigers went 3 for 3 on the power play en route to defeating Lethbridge.

Kyle Becker, Cole Sanford and Dylan Bredo also scored for Medicine Hat (38-21-3) and Nick Schneider made 26 saves for the win.

Giorgio Estephan, Reid Duke and Jamal Watson scored for the last-place Hurricanes (12-46-5), who went 1 for 5 with the man advantage.

Teagan Sacher stopped 35 shots for Lethbridge, which played without defenceman Tyler Bell after he was ejected at 18:07 of the first period for a checking-to-the-head major.

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COUGARS 2 ROCKETS 1

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Jansen Harkins scored the go-ahead goal at 8:26 of the third period as the Cougars snapped Kelowna's five-game win streak.

Ty Edmonds turned away 42 shots for Prince George (26-31-8), including 16 in the final period to preserve victory.

Klarc Wilson also scored for the Cougars.

Rourke Chartier scored for the league-leading Rockets (48-9-4) while Jordon Cooke made 23 saves in a losing cause.

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CHIEFS 6 ICE 3

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Mitch Holmberg scored three times and Carter Proft added two more goals as the Chiefs halted Kootenay's four-game win streak.

Marcus Messier also scored for Spokane (35-21-6) while Mike Aviani chipped in with two assists.

The Ice (35-23-4) got goals from Tim Bozon, Zach Franko and Jagger Dirk.

Eric Williams made 33 saves for the Chiefs. Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first period and was relieved by Wyatt Hoflin to start the second. Hoflin stopped 16-of-18 shots in relief.

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SILVERTIPS 3 AMERICANS 2 (SO)

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Joshua Winquist and Patrick Bajkov both scored in the shootout to lift Everett over Tri-City.

Remi Laurencelle and Matt Pufahl scored in regulation for the Silvertips (30-23-8) and Austin Lotz made 20 saves for the victory.

Parker Bowles scored both goals for the Americans (27-28-7), who lost their sixth in a row.

Eric Comrie turned kicked out 39-of-41 shots in a losing cause.

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