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WHL Roundup: Polei scores 2 as Red Deer Rebels down Calgary Hitmen 4-1

09/21/2014 01:05 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:03 EDT
CALGARY - Evan Polei scored two goals and the Red Deer Rebels picked up their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Jeff de Wit and Kolton Dixon also scored for Red Deer (1-1-0), who bounced back from a loss to Kootenay on Friday night.

Pavel Padakin scored the lone goal for Calgary (0-1-0), on a power play in the first period.

Hitmen goalie Mack Shields started in net, but was replaced after giving up three goals on 22 shots through 44:38. Evan Johnson stopped four of five shots in relief.

Rebels goalie Rylan Toth made 19 saves.

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OIL KINGS 4 ICE 2

EDMONTON — Andrew Koep scored twice and Patrick Dea needed only 18 saves to lead the Oil Kings over Kootenay.

Cole Benson and Tyler Robertson had a goal and an assist for Edmonton (1-0-0), and Luke Betolucci chipped in with two assists. Roberton's goal was an empty netter with 12 seconds remaining in the game.

Bryan Allbee and Alexandra Chirva scored for the Ice (1-0-0), who were outshot 36-20.

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BRONCOS 5 WARRIORS 2

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jay Merkley scored two goals, including one into an empty net at 18:10 of the third period, as the Broncos downed the Warriors.

Jake DeBrusk had a goal and two assists, and Dakota Odgers and Zac Mackay also scored for Swift Current (2-0-0). Landon Bow made 35 saves.

Moose Jaw (0-2-0) got goals from Jaimen Yakubowski and Noah Gregor while Zach Sawchenko stopped 33 shots.

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WHEAT KINGS 6 PATS 1

REGINA — Jesse Gabrielle scored a hat trick and Brandon connected on four of nine power-play opportunities en route to victory over Regina.

Ivan Provorov, Tim McGauley and Duncan Campbell also scored for the Wheat Kings (2-0-0).

Dryden Hunt scored the lone goal for the Pats (0-2-0), on a power play in the third period.

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RAIDERS 3 BLADES 1

SASKATOON — Dakota Conroy's power-play goal at 13:06 of the second period held up as the winner as Prince Albert edged Saskatoon.

Thomas Andrlik and Reid Gardiner also scored for the Raiders (2-0-0), who outshot their opponents 30-21.

Nick Zajac scored a short-handed goal for the Blades (0-2-0) in the first period.

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TIGERS 5 HURRICANES 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Steven Owre scored two goals and Cole Sanford tacked on three assists to lead Medicine Hat over Lethbridge.

Matthew Bradley, Chad Butcher and Mark Rassell also scored for Tigers (2-0-0), who outshot the Hurricanes 39-21.

Jamal Watson scored the lone goal for Lethbridge (0-2-0), while Stuart Skinner stopped 34 shots.

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COUGARS 6 WINTERHAWKS 3

PORTLAND, Ore. — Chase Witala had a goal and two assists and Ty Edmonds made 31 saves as Prince George toppled the Winterhawks.

Jari Erricson scored shorthanded for the Cougars (1-0-0), Jansen Harkins and Aaron Macklin had a goal and an assist apiece, and Haydn Hopkins and Chance Braid also scored.

Paul Brittner had two goals and Layne Viveiros had the other for Portland (0-2-0), which failed to score on eight power plays.

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GIANTS 3 ROYALS 1

VANCOUVER — Tyler Morrison scored a goal and assisted on another, and Lee Payton needed to make just 11 saves as the Giants beat Victoria.

Thomas Foster and Joel Hamilton also scored for Vancouver (1-0-0), which outshot its opponent 45-12.

Travis Brown scored a power-play goal for the Royals (0-2-0), and Coleman Vollrath stopped 42 shots in the loss.

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ROCKETS 6 BLAZERS 1

KELOWNA, B.C. — Jackson Whistle stopped 32 shots, and Tyson Baillie and Kris Schmidli had a goal and two assists apiece as the Rockets trampled the Blazers.

Riley Stadel, Carter Rigby, Austin Glover and Colton Heffley each had a goal for Kelowna (1-0-0), and Nick Merkley and Joe Gatenby chipped in with two assists apiece.

Deven Sideroff scored for Kamloops (1-1-0) and Connor Ingram and Bolton Pouliot combined on 33 saves.

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SILVERTIPS 1 THUNDERBIRDS 0

SEATTLE — Graham Millar scored the game's lone goal 1:53 into the first period and Everett held on to edge Seattle.

Carter Hart made 26 saves for the Silvertips (1-0-0), who failed to take advantage of five power-play chances.

Taran Kozun stopped 18 shots for the Thunderbirds (1-1-0), who went 0 for 3 with the man advantage.

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CHIEFS 4 AMERICANS 2

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Tyson Helgesen's power-play goal at 15:02 of the second period proved to be the winner as Spokane doubled up Tri-City.

Keanu Yamamoto, Dominic Zwerger and Mitch Lipon also scored for Spokane (1-0-0), and Garret Hughson made 33 saves to spoil the Americans' home opener.

Vladislav Lukin and Justin Gutierrez scored for Tri-City (0-1-0) while Evan Sarthou turned aside 25 shots.

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