Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Crunk Scores Two as Royals Use Big Third Period to Upset Rockets

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Crunk Scores Two as Royals Use Big Third Period to Upset Rockets

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WHL: Royals use big third to upset Rockets

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VICTORIA - A big third period led the Victoria Royals to an upset victory on Saturday night.

Taylor Crunk scored twice -- including once in a four-goal third -- as the Royals beat the No. 2 Kelowna Rockets 5-2 in Western Hockey League action.

Brandon Magee, Jack Walker and Travis Brown, into an empty net, also had goals for Victoria (33-33-4). The win snaps a two-game skid.

Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl and Dillon Dube found the back of the net for the Rockets (46-10-4). The loss ends a four-game winning streak.

Justin Paulic picked up with win with 31 saves. Michael Herringer turned away 34 shots in the loss.

The Royals went 0 for 3 on the power play while Kelowna scored once on three chances.

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BRONCOS 5 RAIDERS 2

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. -- Colby Cave scored the first of five-consecutive goals for the Broncos as they downed Prince Albert.

Brett Lernout, Jake DeBrusk and Coda Gordon all had goals with Carter Rigby adding an empty-netter for Swift Current (29-25-5).

Austin Glover and Tim Vanstone gave the Raiders (24-33-3) a two-goal lead in the first.

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PATS 4 REBELS 1

REGINA -- Braden Christopffer scored the first of three power-play goals in the second as the Pats skated past Red Deer.

Adam Brooks and Colby Williams also had goals on the man advantage for Regina (32-19-7). Jesse Gabrielle would open the first period with a goal in the Pats' other offence.

Haydn Fleury responded in the third for the Rebels (30-20-9).

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WHEAT KINGS 7 BLADES 3

SASKATOON -- Jayce Hawryluk and Rihards Bukarts each had two goals and two assists as Brandon topped the Blades.

Tim McGauley also struck twice for the Wheat Kings (44-10-6) including once on a penalty shot. Morgan Kilmchuk rounded out the attack.

Ryan Graham, Josh Uhrich and Brycen Martin scored for Saskatoon (17-39-3), as it lost its third in a row.

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THUNDERBIRDS 7 SILVERTIPS 0

KENT, Wash. -- Roberts Lipsbergs had two goals and two assists and Taran Kozun turned aside 15 shots as the Thunderbirds shut out Everett. …

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