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WHL: Gogolev stars in Royals overtime win against Wheat Kings

The Canadian Press

10/24/2012 1:35:13 AM

Alex Gogolev had a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, as the Victoria Royals edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Ben Walker had the other Royals (9-4-0) goals, while Jared Rathjen made 29 saves for the win.

Alessio Bertaggia scored on a penalty shot for Brandon (6-6-1). Eric Roy and Tim McGauley had goals as well. Goaltender Corbin Boes stopped 28 shots.

The Wheat Kings opened the scoring early in the second period as Bertaggia capitalized on a penalty shot after being tripped up on a breakaway.

Roy added to Brandon's lead on the power play to make it 2-0.

Victoria got on the board in the second with a power-play goal from Walker. His fifth goal of the season pulled the Royals to within one.

Gogolev tied the game for Victoria on a delayed penalty to make it 2-2.

Walker then gave the Royals their first lead of the game, a 3-2 advantage.

Brandon answered back just under a minute later as McGauley squeaked one past Rathjen, sending it to overtime.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Red Deer 3, Regina 2; Lethbridge 4, Swift Current 0 and Spokane 6, Prince George 1.

Rebels 3 Pats 2

At Red Deer, Alta., Charles Inglis scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season to lead the Rebels (7-7-2) past Regina (5-7-1).

Hurricanes 4 Broncos 0

At Swift Current, Sask., goaltender Ty Rimmer turned aside 37 shots as Lethbridge (6-6-1) blanked the Broncos (5-6-4).

Chiefs 6 Cougars 1

At Prince George, B.C., Todd Fiddler scored twice, including a short-handed goal, as Spokane (9-3-0) handled the Cougars (5-7-1).