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ROYALS HOLD OFF WINTERHAWKS – Steven Hodges scored the go-ahead goal 13:14 into the third period as the Victoria Royals edged the visiting Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.

Former Winterhawks netminder Keith Hamilton stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced to earn the victory for the Royals (23-41-3-4), who leapfrog the Everett Silvertips into seventh spot in the Western Conference.  Austin Carroll, Jamie Crooks and Zane Jones also counted for Victoria.

Ty Rattie – with his 55th of the season – Taylor Leier and Oliver Gabriel scored for the Winterhawks (48-18-3-1), who outshot the hosts 35-19 in the contest and remain two points back of Tri-Cities for first place in the Western Conference.  Mac Carruth made 15 saves in the defeat.

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CHIEFS 6, BLAZERS 4

Reid Gow broke a 4-4 tie with his second goal of the season with just 47 seconds left in the third period to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 6-4 triumph over the visiting Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday night.

Brenden Kichton scored twice and set up another while Darren Kramer, Dylan Walchuk and Dominik Uher also scored for the Chiefs (37-24-5-4), who move back into a tie on points with Vancouver for fourth spot in the Western Conference.  Eric Williams made 23 saves to post his eighth victory for the Chiefs.

Tim Bozon scored a pair of goals while Bronson Maschmeyer and Chase Souto also counted for the Blazers (46-19-2-3), who are now resigned to finishing in second place in the Western Conference.  Cam Lanigan made 14 saves on 18 shots in 40 minutes of action to absorb the loss after replacing starter Cole Cheveldave, who stopped eight of nine shots in the opening period before giving way to Lanigan.

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ROCKETS 4, SILVERTIPS 2

Shane McColgan and Brett Bulmer each tallied a goal and an assist as the Kelowna Rockets doubled up the visiting Everett Silvertips 4-2 on Wednesday.

Tyson Baillie and Cody Chikie also found the net for the Rockets (30-31-3-6), who put a stop to a two-game losing skid.  Jordon Cooke made 28 saves to record his ninth victory of the season.

Zach McPhee and Cody Fowlie scored for the Silvertips (21-39-2-8), who drop their second straight decision but remain two points clear for eighth place in the Western Conference.  Kent Simpson made 30 stops in a losing cause.

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PATS 4, RAIDERS 1

Jordan Weal scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season to help the Regina Pats post a 4-1 victory over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday.

Morgan Klimchuk scored his 18th marker of the season and added an assist while Dominik Volek also tallied for the Pats (37-25-6-2), who move a point up on Kootenay and Saskatoon for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  Matt Hewitt turned aside 28 of 29 shots he faced to claim the victory.

Defenceman Sawyer Lange scored his first WHL goal for the Raiders (21-43-3-3), who drop their third consecutive decision and will finish the season in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.  Cole Holowenko made 26 saves in the loss.

Game Summary

 

OIL KINGS 5, ICE 4  O/T

Kristians Pelss scored his second overtime winner over his last four games to lead the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings to a 5-4 triumph over the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday.

Rhett Rachinski and Tristan Sieben each picked up a goal and an assist while Michael St. Croix and Cole Benson also counted for the Oil Kings (48-15-3-4), who move one point ahead of idle Tri-Cities for first place in the overall WHL standings.  Tristan Jarry made 29 saves to post his eighth win of the season.

Spencer Wand scored his first WHL marker while Joey Leach, Brock Montgomery and Jagger Dirk also scored for the Ice (36-25-5-4), who drop their third straight decision but gain a point with the overtime loss.  Nathan Lieuwen made 27 stops in the defeat.

Game Summary

 

HURRICANES 5, HITMEN 2

Jaimen Yakubowski scored his 16th goal of the season and chipped in an assist to lead the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-2 triumph over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday.

Russ Maxwell, Graham Hood, Sam Mckechnie and Jamal Watson also scored for the Hurricanes (28-41-0-1), who improve to 5-3-0 over their last eight road games.  Damien Ketlo turned in a 37-save performance to backstop the ‘Canes to the win.

Victor Rask and Trevor Cheek scored for the Hitmen (42-25-2-1), who were blanked on three power play chances in the contest.  Chris Dreidger stopped 12 of 16 shots he faced in 27: 43 of work to take the loss while Brandon Glover stopped 13 of 14 shots in relief.

Game Summary

 

WARRIORS 3, WHEAT KINGS 2  S/O

Cam Braes and Eric Arnold scored shootout goals to lift the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors to a 3-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday night.

Arnold – with his 13th of the season – and Cody Beach scored in regulation for the Warriors (43-19-6-2), who pick up their second straight win but are already locked into second place in the Eastern Conference.  Luke Siemens made 29 saves in regulation and denied two of three Wheat Kings’ shootout chances to post the win.

Eric Roy sent the game to overtime with the tying goal 19:53 into the third period while Ryan Pulock – with his 19th of the season – also scored for the Wheat Kings (37-28-1-4), who currently sit in eighth place in the conference but trail fourth-placed Regina by just three points.  Corbin Boes made 44 saves in regulation play, but was beaten on both Warriors’ shootout chances to absorb the loss.

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