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WHL Roundup: Crnkovic has goal, assist as Blades edge Wheat Kings 3-2

REGINA — Nolan Maier registered 42 saves, leading the Saskatoon Blades to a 3-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in Western Hockey League action on Sunday. 

Kyle Crnkovic had a goal and an assist for the Blades (12-2-2), while Brandon Lisowsky and Chase Wouters also scored. 

Ridly Greig whittled Saskatoon's lead to one, burying a shot with six seconds left on the clock. Ben McCartney also had a goal for the Wheat Kings (11-3-2). 

Brandon goalie Ethan Kruger stopped 19-of-22 shots. 

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THUNDERBIRDS 3 AMERICANS 2

KENNEWICK, WASH. — Jared Davidson and Henrik Rybinski each notched a goal and an assist as the Thunderbirds (6-5-0) topped the Americans (5-6-0).

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RAIDERS 4 BRONCOS 2

REGINA — Eric Pearce had a goal and an assist as the Raiders (5-8-3) downed the Broncos (3-12-1) in a feisty outing that saw four major penalties handed out for fighting. 

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BLAZERS 4 ROYALS 3

KELOWNA, B.C. — It was a busy night in net for Adam Evanoff who stopped 56 shots for the Royals (1-6-1) as they dropped their third straight game, this time to the Blazers (6-1-0).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. 

The Canadian Press