Friday's WHL Round-up

Sat Sep 30
WHEAT KINGS SHUT DOWN REBELS - Tyler Plante and Kurt Jory combined to stop all 22 shots they faced to lead the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 3-0 shutout win over the visiting Red Deer Rebels in one of six Western Hockey League contests on Friday September 29th.
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rSwiss rookie Juraj Simek scored the first two goals of his WHL career for the Wheat Kings (2-1-0-0) while Matt Hallick - with the game-winner - also counted in the victory. Defenseman Dustin Kohn chipped in two assists in his first game since returning from the New York Islanders.
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rJames Reimer stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Rebels (1-2-1-0), who were out shot 28-22 in the contest.
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rWARRIORS 5, HITMEN 1
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rKenndal McArdle scored three goals and added two assists for a five-point effort to lead the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 5-1 win over the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Friday night.
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rRiley Holzapfel netted two goals and two helpers for the Warriors (2-2-0-0) while Steven Gillen chipped in a pair of assists in the victory. Joey Perricone stopped 31 of 32 shots to pick up his second win of the season.
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rMichael Hengen, with his first in a Hitmen uniform, scored the lone goal for Calgary (2-2-0-0), who drop their second straight. Rookie netminder Martin Jones made 26 saves to take the loss in his WHL debut.
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rHURRICANES 6, ICE 1
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rKris Hogg scored twice - including the game-winner - to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Friday.
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rDerek Werenka, Yashar Farmanara and Mitch Fadden each netted a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (3-0-1-0) while Michael Wuchterl also scored in the victory. Justin Leclerc turned in a 29-save performance to earn the victory.
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rChad Greenan scored the lone goal for the Ice (1-3-0-0), who lose their third straight, while Kris Lazaruk stopped 37 of 43 shots in a losing cause.
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rTIGERS 2, BRONCOS 1
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rDaine Todd's first-period shorthanded marker stood as the winner as the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers held on for a 2-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Friday night.
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rJerrid Sauer also counted for the Tigers (2-1-0-0) while Blaine Neufeld stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced to earn the victory.
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rDale Weise scored the lone goal for the Broncos (1-2-0-0) while Kyle Moir turned in a valiant 37-save performance in a losing cause.
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rSILVERTIPS 4, ROCKETS 1
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rSlovakian rookie Lukas Vartovnik scored the first two goals of his WHL career to lead the Everett Silvertips to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Friday.
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rZach Hamill netted a goal and two assists and Kyle Beach added a single for the Silvertips (3-0-0-0), who win their third straight contest to start the season. Leland Irving turned aside 10 of 11 shots he faced to pick up the win.
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rRookie Lucas Bloodoff, with his first career WHL tally, scored the lone goal for the Rockets (0-3-0-0), who remain winless on the season, while Kristofer Westblom stopped 26 shots in the defeat.
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rGIANTS 7, BRUINS 1
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rJ.D. Watt netted a pair of goals to lead the Vancouver Giants to a 7-1 win over the visiting Chilliwack Bruins on Friday night.
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rMitch Czibere and Garet Hunt each netted a goal and an assist for the Giants (3-0-0-0) while Tim Krause, Jason Reese and Jonathan Blum also counted in the win. Dustin Slade stopped 16 of 17 shots to pick up his second win of the season.
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rOscar Moller, with his first WHL tally, scored the lone goal for the Bruins (1-2-0-0) while Andrew Pinsent stopped 32 of 39 shots in the defeat.
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