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WHL Roundup: A look at Sunday's games

Chase Clayton has never produced goals at the pace he's at right now.

Chase Clayton has never produced goals at the pace he's at right now.

Clayton scored two goals to lead his Calgary Hitmen over the visiting Red Deer Rebels 4-2 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.

After scoring only twice in his first 24 games, the second-year forward now has eight goals in his last nine contests.

Victor Rask had a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (27-17-3), who won for the 10th time in their last 11 outings, while Jimmy Bubnick scored the other.

Tyson Ness and Mathew Dumba had a goal apiece for the Rebels (20-21-3), who have lost seven of their last 10 road games.

Chris Driedger earned the win and first star of the game by making 41 saves as Deven Dubyk stopped 30 shots in defeat.

Calgary went 1 for 3 on the power play while Red Deer scored once on five opportunities with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Vancouver 3 Seattle 2 and Spokane 6 Portland 1.

At Calgary, Clayton scored the only goal of the first period, coming short handed at 5:11.

The Hitmen doubled their lead when Clayton added his second goal of the game, on the power play, at 18:16 of the second period.

Dumba scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into the third period for the Rebels, but Bubnick scored at 6:13 to regain Calgary's two-goal advantage.

Ness made it 3-2 at 7:26, however Vask scored into an empty net with 48 seconds remaining in the game to secure a victory for the Hitmen.

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Giants 3 Thunderbirds 2

At Vancouver, Marek Tvrdon scored in the third period to lift the Giants (28-17-3) past Seattle (17-26-2).

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Chiefs 6 Winterhawks 1

At Spokane, Wash., Mitch Holmberg had two goals and an assist as the Chiefs (25-14-6) hammered Portland (30-14-3).

 
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