WHL: Eberle's two goals lead Warriors past Pats

The Canadian Press

12/27/2012 11:55:30 PM

REGINA -- Tanner Eberle scored twice to help the Moose Jaw Warriors beat the Regina Pats 4-3 on Thursday in the Western Hockey League.

Eberle, a Regina product and second cousin of Edmonton Oilers superstar Jordan Eberle, scored both his goals at the end of the second to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.

Colton McCarthy and Travis Brown also scored for Moose Jaw (13-17-7).

Chandler Stephenson scored twice for Regina (13-21-4). Morgan Klimchuk has a goal as well, while Lane Scheidl helped out with two assists for the Pats.

Thirty seconds into the third Brown added to Moose Jaw's lead to make it 3-0.

Regina then battled back with two goals from Stephenson and one from Klimchuk with goalie Matt Hewitt pulled and just 27 seconds on the clock.

McCarthy's power-play goal proved to be the eventual winner.

Justin Paulic made 26 saves for the win. Hewitt turned away 21 shots.

Pouliot makes 53 saves in Rebels' win over Oil Kings

EDMONTON -- Bolton Pouliot made a season-high 53 saves as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-3 Thursday night in Western Hockey League action.

Pouliot kept the Oil Kings at bay in the third period, turning aside all 19 he faced in the third period en route to his fifth win of the season.

Mathew Dumba had a pair of goals for the Rebels (22-13-3), while Wyatt Johnson, Turner Elson, and Brooks Maxwell had other markers.

Michael St. Croix, Travis Ewanyk and TJ Foster scored for Edmonton (27-8-5), who saw their winning streak snapped at five games.

Johnson opened up the scoring for Red Deer just 1:18 into the contest, streaking in on the left wing and chipping the puck over the right pad of Oil King netminder Tristan Jarry.

Two quick goals by Red Deer put the visiting side up 3-0 before the game was six minutes old. First, Elson jammed home a rebound behind Jarry, then Dumba's power-play blast from the point slipped through traffic.

St. Croix put Edmonton on the board at 12:17, making no mistake on a defensive miscue. Ewanyk had an easy tap-in on Henrik Samuelsson's centring feed to pull Edmonton within one at 18:36 of the first.

The Rebels restored a two-goal margin at 3:27 of the second, Maxwell flying in to flick in a rebound and make it 4-2 Red Deer.

Foster hauled Edmonton back within one at 16:18 of the second, finishing a rebound off Pouliot's left pad, before Dumba added the insurance goal for Red Deer on the power play at 16:32 of the third.

Jarry turned aside 34 shots in net for the Oil Kings.

Franko has five points as Rockets blast Blazers

KELOWNA, B.C. -- Zach Franko had a pair of goals and added three assists as the Kelowna Rockets thumped the Kamloops Blazers 7-3 on Thursday in Western Hockey League action.

Ryan Olsen scored twice and had two assists for Kelowna (24-10-2), while JT Barnett also struck twice. Myles Bell had a goal and an assist. Jackson Whistle made 19 saves for the win.

Tim Bozon had two goals for Kamloops (25-10-4) and Colin Smith added a goal and an assist. Cole Cheveldave stopped 17 of 23 shots in 40 minutes of work for the Blazers. He was replaced by Taran Kozun, who made six saves on seven shots in the third period.

Bozun's second goal was shorthanded.

The Rockets were 2 for 7 on the power play and Kamloops went 1 for 4.