WHL Roundup: Williams' hat rick leads Oil Kings to fifth straight win

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EDMONTON — Josh Williams had three goals and an assist and Sebastian Cossa stopped all 34 shots his way, and the Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the Red Deer Rebels 5-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Dylan Guenther added two goals and a helper as the Oil Kings (5-0-0) opened their season with a fifth consecutive victory.

Ethan Anders turned away 32-of-37 shots for the Rebels (2-4-2).

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THUNDERBIRDS 4 CHIEFS 3 (SO)

KENT, Wash. — Henrik Rybinski and Payton Mount scored in the shootout after Keltie Jeri-Leon struck twice in regulation, and Seattle (1-0-0) opened its season with a win over Spokane (0-0-1).

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BLADES 3 RAIDERS 1

REGINA — Tristen Robins set up two goals in the second period including Aidan De La Gorgendiere's eventual winner and Nolan Maier made 17 saves as Saskatoon (3-0-1) topped Prince Albert (2-1-1).

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HURRICANES 3 HITMEN 1

LETHBRIDGE Alta. — Bryan Thomson stopped 34-of-35 shots and Dino Kambeitz scored the eventual winner 2:37 into the second as the Hurricanes (3-3-0) held on to beat Calgary (2-3-1).

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2021.

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