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WHL Roundup: Kieser scores twice as Oil Kings win ninth game in a row

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Riley Kieser had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oil Kings won their ninth in a row, toppling the host Kamloops Blazers 4-1 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

Henrik Samuelsson and Edgars Kulda also scored for the Oil Kings (38-13-1).

Matt Bellerive supplied the scoring for the Blazers (11-38-5), who are on a seven-game skid.

Bolton Pouliot turned away 34-of-37 shots for Kamloops.

The Oil Kings went 1 for 5 on the power play, and also scored twice shorthanded, while the Blazers failed to find the back of the net on eight chances with the man advantage.

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TIGERS 3 WHEAT KINGS 2

BRANDON — Trevor Cox scored twice, including the winner 19 seconds into the third period, as Medicine Hat slipped past the Wheat Kings.

Cole Sanford had a goal and two assists for the Tigers (31-19-3) while Curtis Valk chipped in with two assists.

Jayce Hawryluk and Richard Nejezchleb scored for Brandon (27-20-6).

Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer made 21 saves for the win, including a Ryley Lindgren penalty shot at 17:02 of the second period. Jordan Papirny stopped 26 shots for the Wheat Kings.

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BLADES 6 HURRICANES 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta.— Troy Tremblay made 48 saves and Saskatoon scored four times in the third period en route to doubling up the Hurricanes.

Mitch Lipon, Dylan Busenius, Ryan Graham and Brett Stovin scored in the third for the Blades (15-37-4), who halted a four-game skid, while Cory Millette and Austin Adamson had the others.

Jamal Watson had a pair of goals for Lethbridge (11-39-5) and Tyler Bell scored once.

Jonny Hogue turned away 32-of-37 shots for the Hurricanes.

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ROCKETS 4 REBELS 3

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Jackson Whistle made 32 saves as Kelowna held off Red Deer and its attempt for a third-period comeback.

Tyrell Goulbourne, Kris Schmidli, Marek Tvrdon and Austin Glover all scored in the first period for the Rockets (43-7-3) before giving up three goals in the final 20 minutes.

Aspen Sterzer scored twice for the Rebels (27-23-4), who dropped their fourth game in a row, and Evan Polei had the other.

Red Deer's Taz Burman allowed two goals on Red Deer's first three shots and was pulled at 1:34 of the opening period. Patrik Bartosak stopped 36-of-38 shots in relief.

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THUNDERBIRDS 4 CHIEFS 0

SPOKANE, Wash. — Taran Kozun stopped 29 shots for his third shutout of the season as Seattle blanked the Chiefs.

Justin Hickman scored three times for the Thunderbirds (34-16-5) and Alexander Delnov added the other.

Spokane's (31-17-5) Jeremy McIntosh and Dominic Zwerger were each minus-2 while Mike Aviani failed to record a point for the eighth straight game, which is his longest scoring drought of the season.

Garret Hughson turned away 29-of-33 shots for the Chiefs.

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HITMEN 7 ROYALS 6 (OT)

VICTORIA — Pavel Padakin scored twice, including the winner, and added an assist as Calgary came from behind to edge the Royals in overtime.

Brady Brassart scored once and set up two more for the Hitmen (33-15-6), who trailed 6-3 early in the third period, while Adam Tambellini, Jaynen Rissling, Chase Lang and Mike Winther added the others.

Ben Walker had a pair of goals for Victoria (35-16-4) and Steven Hodges, Logan Fisher, Austin Carroll and Axel Blomqvist each scored once.

Calgary's Mack Shields made 34 saves for the win as Coleman Vollrath stopped 28-of-35 shots for the Royals.

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