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WHL Roundup: DeBrusk nets hat trick, Bow stops 43 as Broncos down Hurricanes

03/21/2015 01:48 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 05:59 EDT
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Jake DeBrusk scored two of his three goals in the second and Swift Current found the back of the net four times in the period as the Broncos beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action.

Jay Merkley and Andreas Schumacher rounded out the attack for the Broncos (33-33-5). Landon Bow kicked out 43 shots for the win.

Giorgio Estephan, Jamal Watson and Mike Winther had goals for Lethbridge (20-43-8). Stuart Skinner stopped 33 shots in the loss as the Hurricanes dropped their seventh straight.

Swift Current went 1 for 2 with the man advantage while Lethbridge didn't have any power plays.

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THUNDERBIRDS 7 CHIEFS 2

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ryan Gropp scored four times as Seattle routed the Chiefs to win its third straight.

Jerret Smith, Cory Millette and Nolan Volcan supplied the rest of the offence for the Thunderbirds (37-25-9).

Adam Helewka and Dominic Zwerger found the back of the net for Spokane (34-32-4).

Seattle's Shavan Khaira was ejected at 5:12 of the second period after receiving a major penalty for kneeing.

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REBELS 6 OIL KINGS 2

EDMONTON — Riley Sheen scored twice and had an assist as Red Deer beat the Oil Kings.

Brooks Maxwell had a goal and two assists for the Rebels (38-22-11). Nelson Nogier, Wyatt Johnson and Scott Feser had the others.

Brandon Baddock and Lane Bauer provided the offence for Edmonton (33-31-7).

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RAIDERS 5 PATS 4 (SO)

REGINA — Kris Schmidli tied the game late in the third period and scored the only goal in the shootout as Prince Albert edged the Pats.

Jesse Lees, Brendan Guhle and Reid Gardiner also had goals for the Raiders (30-37-4).

Colby Williams had a goal and two assists for Regina (37-23-11). Jake Leschyshyn, Colton Kroeker and Pavel Padakin had the others.

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WARRIORS 7 WHEAT KINGS 6 (SO)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jack Rodewald and Jesse Shynkaruk found the back of the net in the shootout as the Warriors won their third straight by slipping past Brandon.

Jayden Halbgewachs, Rodewald, Brayden Point, Brett Howden, Tanner Eberle and Axel Blomqvist supplied the rest of the offence for Moose Jaw (32-34-5).

Braylon Shmyr struck twice for the Wheat Kings (52-11-8), as their five-game winning streak was ended. Kale Clague, Rihards Bukarts, Nolan Patrick and Macoy Erkamps also chipped in.

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HITMEN 2 ICE 1

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Jordy Stallard had the winner in the second period as Calgary beat the Ice for its fourth straight win.

Loch Morrison also scored in the second for the Hitmen (44-22-5).

Tim Bozon replied in the third on the power play for Kootenay (37-30-4), as its four-game winning streak was snapped.

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TIGERS 3 BLADES 1

SASKATOON — Chad Butcher and Trevor Cox both scored in the second period as Medicine Hat downed the Blades.

Dryden Hunt opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the first for the Tigers (44-23-4).

Nick Zajac answered with a goal in the first for Saskatoon (19-48-4) as it dropped its eighth game in a row.

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COUGARS 3 BLAZERS 1

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Kody McDonald scored the first of two goals in the third period as the Cougars extended their winning streak to three games by beating Kamloops.

Colby McAuley also had a third-period goal for Prince George (31-35-5). David Soltes added the other.

Cole Ully responded with a goal in the third for the Blazers (27-37-7).

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AMERICANS 4 WINTERHAWKS 2

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Tyler Sandhu struck twice as the Americans snapped a two-game skid by doubling Portland.

Beau McCue and Austyn Playfair also scored for Tri-City (30-37-3).

Miles Koules and Keegan Iverson scored for the Winterhawks (42-22-6).

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SILVERTIPS 4 ROYALS 3

VICTORIA — Remi Laurencelle had a goal and two assists as Everett edged the Royals.

Noah Juulsen, Brayden Low and Ivan Nikolishin also found the back of the net for the Silvertips (42-20-8).

Tyler Soy, Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll scored for Victoria (38-29-4).

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ROCKETS 4 GIANTS 3 (OT)

VANCOUVER — Madison Bowey scored 1:05 into overtime on the power play as Kelowna downed the Giants.

Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists for the Rockets (52-13-6). Chance Braid and Tyson Baillie added the others.

Dawson Holt, Mason Geertsen and Alec Baer chipped in with goals in regulation for Vancouver (27-40-4).

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