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WHL Roundup: Saturday, January 11, 2020

VICTORIA – Jaydon Dureau completed his first career hat trick by scoring 1:15 into overtime to lift the Portland Winterhawks past the Victoria Royals 6-5 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

The victory extended the Winterhawks point streak to 15 games (13-0-2).

Seth Jarvis scored the game-tying goal on the power play for Portland with 3:32 remaining in regulation. He also matched a career-high with three assists on the night.

Jake Gricius and Jack O’Brien were the other goal scorers for the Winterhawks (29-6-5).

Keanu Derungs and Kaid Oliver each replied with a pair of goals for Victoria (23-13-3), while Carson Miller was credited with the Royals’ other marker.

Winterhawks netminder Joel Hofer, who recently helped Canada win gold at the world junior hockey championship, made 26 saves.

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Adam Evanoff turned aside 40-of-46 shots in defeat.

Victoria made the most of their power plays by converting on 3-of-4 opportunities, while Portland went just 1 for 5 with the man advantage.

ICE 6 REBELS 0

WINNIPEG — Liam Hughes made 28 saves for his second shutout of the season, while Connor McClennon, Peyton Krebs and Jackson Leppard each recorded a goal and an assist as Winnipeg (25-15-1) blanked Red Deer (14-23-4).

TIGERS 7 WARRIORS 5

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Brett Kemp scored twice, including the eventual winner at 19:55 of the second period, and Ryan Chyzowski added a power-play goal and a career-high three assists to lift Medicine Hat (28-12-2) past Moose Jaw (11-25-2) for its third win a row. Chyzowski now leads the WHL with 12 power-play goals this season.

OIL KINGS 3 RAIDERS 2 (SO)

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Jake Neighbours recorded a short-handed goal and was the only skater to score in the shootout as Edmonton (28-7-8) eked out a victory over Prince Albert (22-14-7). The Oil Kings are now 5-0-1 in their last six games.

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COUGARS 4 BLADES 1

SASKATOON, Sask. — Josh Maser scored the game’s first and last goal, while Taylor Gauthier turned aside 29-of-30 shots to power Prince George (11-22-7) past Saskatoon (20-18-3) for its first win in four games.

HURRICANES 7 BRONCOS 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Brett Davis scored twice in just his second game since being traded from Red Deer, while Zack Stringer recorded a goal and two assists in Lethbridge’s (25-10-7) rout of Swift Current (9-26-3). The Hurricanes improved to 5-0-2 in their last seven games.

AMERICANS 5 PATS 4

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Connor Bouchard led the Americans in scoring with a goal and two assists, while Luke Zazula and Krystof Hrabik had a goal and an helper in Tri-City’s (14-19-5) narrow victory over Regina (12-22-5). The Pats scored all four of their goals in the third period.

CHIEFS 6 GIANTS 3

LANGLEY, B.C. — Adam Beckman matched the WHL-lead with his 30th goal of the season and Eli Zummack scored twice, including the winner at 9:35 of the third, as Spokane (22-13-5) doubled up Vancouver (17-18-4). The Chiefs finish their season series against Vancouver with a 3-0-1 record.

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BLAZERS 7 ROCKETS 2

KELOWNA, B.C. — Connor Zary and Zane Franklin each had a goal and two assists, while Max Martin chipped in with three helpers in Kamloops’ (26-11-3) dominant win against Kelowna (21-17-3).

THUNDERBIRDS 4 SILVERTIPS 3

KENT, Wash. — Keltie Jeri-Leon scored winner 1:02 into the third period and Roddy Ross turned aside 34-of-37 shots as Seattle (17-20-3) narrowly edged Everett (26-10-3).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2020.