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REBELS KEEP STREAK GOING WITH WIN IN REGINA – Rhyse Dieno scored twice and set up two more to lead the visiting Red Deer Rebels to a 5-1 win over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.

Joel Hamilton – with a goal and an assist – Tyson Ness and Filip Vasko also scored for the Rebels (18-11-1-1), who push their winning streak to eight games and move to within three points of a share of first place in the Central Division.  Patrik Bartosak turned in a 19-save effort to post his 16th victory of the season.

Adam Rossignol scored his seventh goal of the season for the Pats (11-16-2-2), who were tied at 1-1 after the opening period but allowed the next four goals en route to their fifth loss in a row.  Matt Hewitt stopped 44 of 49 shots he faced in the loss.

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Todd Fiddler tallied his WHL-leading 23rd goal of the season to help the visiting Spokane Chiefs to a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday.

Liam Stewart, Blake Gal and Mitch Holmberg also counted for the Chiefs (21-7-1-0), who have won their first four games on their East Division road trip and improve to 7-0-1 over their last eight games.  Eric Williams stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn the win.

Matej Stransky – with his 12th of the season – scored the only marker for the Blades (13-14-0-1), who were blanked on six power play chances as they lose their second straight contest.  Andrey Makarov made 18 saves in a losing effort.

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Sam Mckechnie scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to pace the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 6-2 triumph over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday.

Russ Maxwell, Jamal Watson and Jay Merkley also scored while 15-year-old Georgio Estephan scored in his WHL debut for the Hurricanes (15-14-1-3), who  opened up a 5-0 after two periods of play as they earn just their second win over their last 10 games.  Ty Rimmer turned in a 33-save effort to record his 14th win of the season.

Curtis Lazar scored two goals for a second straight game for the Oil Kings (18-6-2-3), who suffer their first regulation setback in nearly a month.  Laurent Brossoit and Tristan Jarry combined for 24 saves in a losing cause.

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Cody Fowlie scored the game-winner and chipped in two assists to lead the Kelowna Rockets to a 6-5 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday.

Zach Franko, Ryan Olsen, JT Barnett, Madison Bowey and Dylen McKinlay also scored for the Rockets (18-9-1-1), who outscored the Broncos 4-2 in the third period as they earn their 11th win over their last 14 games.  Jordon Cooke stopped 14 of 19 shots to pick up the victory.

Adam Lowry scored a hat trick, including converting a first-period penalty shot, and added an assist while Zac MacKay and Coda Gordon also scored for the Broncos (12-15-3-2), who suffer their second loss in as many nights.  Eetu Laurikainen made 17 saves in the defeat.

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Cain Franson scored twice and set up another while Jackson Houck picked up a goal and two assists as the visiting Vancouver Giants managed a 7-2 victory over the Victoria Royals on Wednesday.

Kale Kessy, Riley Kieser, Carter Popoff and Brett Kulak also scored for the Giants (8-20-0-0), who scored the game’s first three goals as they snap a seven-game losing skid.  Payton Lee turned in a 31-save performance to record his fifth win of the season.

Steven Hodges and Logan Nelson scored for the Royals (15-13-0-1), who went 1-for-5 on the power play in the defeat.  Patrik Polivka and Coleman Vollrath combined for 21 saves for Victoria.

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