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Saturday’s WHL Round-up

COUGARS UPEND BRUINSBrett Robertson continued his hot streak to start the season, scoring a goal and adding two assists to lead the visiting Prince George Cougars to a 5-3 win over the Chilliwack Bruins in one of eight Western Hockey League contests on Saturday, September 30th.
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rPrab Rai, Dan Gendur, Jared Walker and Greg Gardner also scored for the Cougars (2-1-0-0) while Robertson’s three-point effort gives him nine points in his first three contests of the 2006-07 season. Real Cyr turned aside 24 of 27 shots to earn the victory.
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rDonnie Glennie – with a goal and an assist – Mark Santorelli, and Myles Stoesz scored for the Bruins (1-3-0-0), who drop their third straight contest. Alex Archibald stopped 22 shots in the defeat.
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rREBELS 4, WARRIORS 1
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rKirill Starkov scored two goals to lead the visiting Red Deer Rebels to a 4-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday night.
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rBrandon Sutter and Jordan Knackstedt also counted for the Rebels (2-2-1-0) while Martin Hanzal chipped in three assists. Rookie netminder Morgan Clark stopped 23 of 24 shots he faced to pick up his first career WHL victory.
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rJesse Zetariuk scored the lone goal for the Warriors (2-3-0-0) while Joey Perricone stopped 37 of 41 shots fired his way in the loss.
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rSILVERTIPS 4, BLAZERS 2
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rJesse Smyke‘s shorthanded marker midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Everett Silvertips doubled up the visiting Kamloops Blazers 4-2 on Saturday night.
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rFormer Blazer Moises Gutierrez netted his first goal for the Silvertips (4-0-0-0) while Damir Alic and Brady Calla also counted in the win. Leland Irving stopped 16 of 18 shots to earn the win.
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rTerrance Delaronde – with a goal and an assist – and Brady Mason scored for the Blazers (1-2-0-0) while Michael Maniago and Dalyn Flette combined for 19 saves in the loss.
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rGIANTS 3, THUNDERBIRDS 2 S/O
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rMilan Lucic scored the decisive goal in a shootout to lift the visiting Vancouver Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday night.
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rKyle Lamb and Jason Reese scored for the Giants (4-0-0-0) in regulation while Tyson Sexsmith turned aside 28 of 30 shots through 65 minutes and denied all four Seattle shooters in the shootout to pick up the win.
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rAaron Gagnon and Kyle Pess scored for the Thunderbirds (1-1-0-1) while Derek Yeomans stopped 20 of 22 shots through three periods and overtime, but was beaten once in the shootout to take the loss.
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rAMERICANS 4, CHIEFS 3 O/T
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rColton Yellow Horn netted his second goal of the game 2:07 into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Spokane Chiefs on Saturday night.
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rErik Felde and Alex Aldred also scored for the Americans (2-1-0-0) while Carey Price turned aside 29 shots to pick up the win in his first appearance of the season.
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rSeth Compton, Michael Grabner and Drayson Bowman scored for the Chiefs (1-1-1-0) while Kevin Armstrong made 24 saves in a losing cause.
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rHITMEN 6, WHEAT KINGS 3
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rSteve Covington scored twice to lead the visiting Calgary Hitmen to a 6-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday.
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rRobin Figren – with his first WHL goal – Derek LeBlanc, Ryan Letts and Brodie Dupont also counted for the Hitmen (3-2-0-0), who snap a two-game losing skid. Dan Spence made 26 saves to earn the victory.
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rJuraj Simek tallied two goals and an assist for the Wheat Kings (2-2-0-0) while Codey Burki added a goal and two helpers. Tyler Plante stopped 27 shots in a losing cause.
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rWINTER HAWKS 5, ROCKETS 2
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rNicholas Hotson scored twice as the Portland Winter Hawks skated to a 5-2 win over the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Saturday.
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rMax Gordichuk – with a goal and two assists – Robert Klinkhammer and Viktor Sjodin also counted for the Hawks (1-2-0-0) while Kurtis Mucha stopped 27 of 29 shots to pick up the victory.
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rTroy Ofukany tallied both goals for the Rockets (0-4-0-0), who drop their fourth straight to start the season, while Torrie Jung made 23 saves in a losing cause.
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rBRONCOS 2, HURRICANES 1
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rGoaltender Kyle Moir turned in an impressive 49-save effort to backstop the Swift Current Broncos to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday.
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rKyle Bortis scored the game-winner for the Broncos (2-2-0-0) with less than three minutes remaining in regulation while Grant Toulmin also scored in the win.
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rKris Hogg scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes (3-1-1-0), who out shot the Broncos 50-30, while Sam Huston made 28 saves in the loss.
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