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Nov 30, 2006, 1:44 AM EST


CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) - Ty Wishart scored twice to lead the Western Hockey League all-stars to a 5-3 win over a team of Russian selects Wednesday in the latest instalment of the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.

Zach Hamill, Devin Setoguchi and Andrew Clark also scored for the WHL. Dmitry Zyuzin, Denis Kazionov and Vadim Shipachev had goals for the Russians. The victory extends the Canadian Hockey League's winning streak over its Russian counterparts to 11 games, dropping Russia to 4-19 all-time in the four-year event. The WHL now has a perfect 7-0 record against the Russians since 2003.

The Russian team is still winless through five games of the 2006 series, having dropped two games to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, followed by two defeats to the Ontario Hockey League team.

The WHL all-stars got off to a fast start, and held the Russians without a shot on goal through the first half of the opening period.

At the other end, Russian netminder Nikita Bespalov was pelted with 17 shots through the opening 20 minutes.

With the WHL enjoying the man advantage after three straight Russian players were sent to the penalty box, Taylor Ellington's cross-ice pass was one-timed by Wishart past Bespalov's glove to give the home squad a 1-0 lead at 15:39 of the first period.

The Selects fought back in the second period. Zyuzin tipped a shot past Irving to tie the game on the power play at 5:03 of the second.

The WHL took a 2-1 lead in the second period when Hamill swatted a loose puck in the slot past Bespalov at 10:59.

Kazionov retaliated by shoving an Irving rebound into an open net with the man advantage at 15:32 of the second.

Canada took a 3-2 lead 3:37 into the third period on a goal by Setoguchi.

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