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WHL: Penner scores in OT as Tigers overcome Oil Kings

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The Canadian Press
2/27/2014 1:30:41 AM
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EDMONTON - Blake Penner scored in overtime as the Medicine Hat Tigers rallied to beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 in Western Hockey League play Wednesday.

Penner's goal two minutes into OT came after the Tigers (39-22-3) tied the game on third-period goals by Chad Butcher and Curtis Valk.

Valk finished with two goals while Marek Langhamer did his part with 38 saves.

Edgars Kulda, with a short-handed goal, Reid Petryk and Brett Pollock scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Oil Kings (44-15-3), and Tristan Jarry made 32 saves.

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WHEAT KINGS 6 HURRICANES 2

BRANDON, Alta. — Curtis Honey stopped 36 shots and the Wheat Kings offence did the rest against league-worst Lethbridge.

Jayce Hawryluk scored twice for Brandon (30-26-8), while Eric Roy, Rene Hunter, Rihards Bukarts and Jens Meilleur also scored.

Tyler Wong and Carter Fong had a goal each for the Hurricanes (12-48-5), who have lost seven in a row.

Lethbridge goaltender Jonny Hogue did what he could, making 40 saves.

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BRONCOS 6 PATS 2

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — The Broncos scored the first five goals of the game to overwhelm Regina.

Jake DeBrusk scored twice for Swift Current (31-24-8), which also got goals from Colby Cave, Jay Merkley, Glenn Gawdin and Coda Gordon.

Braden Christoffer and Kyle Burroughs scored for the Pats (35-23-6).

Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 27 shots for Swift Current. Daniel Wapple and Dawson MacAuley meanwhile gave up three goals each in net for Regina.

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ICE 5 WARRIORS 1

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Kootenay broke a tie with a four-goal outburst in the third period to charge past the Warriors.

Tim Bozon and Sam Reinhart each scored twice for the Ice (36-23-4), while Jaedon Descheneau added a single.

Jesse Forsberg had the lone goal for Moose Jaw (16-38-9).

Mackenzie Skapski finished with 22 saves for the Ice. Warriors goalie Zach Sawchenko was far busier, stopping 37 shots.

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REBELS 2 BLAZERS 0

RED DEER, Alta. — Patrik Bartosak stopped 32 saves as the Rebels shut out Kamloops.

Vukie Mpofu and Rhyse Dieno scored for Red Deer (30-30-4) in the first period.

Bartosak took over from there and was effective in the second when Kamloops (13-46-5) outshot the Rebels 18-7.

Bolton Pouliot meanwhile finished with 34 saves for the Blazers.

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SILVERTIPS 5 RAIDERS 1

EVERETT, Wash. — The Silvertips exploded for five unanswered goals to crush Prince Albert.

Noah Juulsen, Patrick Bajkov, Brayden Low, Kohl Bauml and Joshua Winquist scored for Everett (30-23-9).

Shane Danyluk opened the scoring for the Raiders (29-29-5) 4:58 into the game before the Silvertips went on their run.

Austin Lotz needed to make just 18 saves for Everett, while Cole Cheveldave stopped 25 for the Raiders.

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ROCKETS 4 AMERICANS 3 (SO)

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Myles Bell scored shorthanded then had the only goal in the shootout as the league-leading Rockets survived against Tri-City.

Marek Tvrdon scored twice for Kelowna (50-9-4), which led 2-0 after the first period but fell behind 3-2 before Tvrdon tied the game in the third.

Michal Plutnar, Beau McCue and Brian Williams each scored for the Americans (27-28-8).

Jackson Whistle stopped 25 shots for Kelowna. At the other end of the ice, Eric Comrie made 39 saves.

Western Hockey League (Photo: TSN)

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