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Glover makes 55 saves as the Thunderbirds defeat the Winterhawks 5-2

Saturday, 09.22.2012 / 2:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Glover makes 55 saves as the Thunderbirds defeat the Winterhawks 5-2

PORTLAND, Ore. - Brandon Glover made 55 saves as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the host Portland Winterhawks 5-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Riley Sheen scored twice for the Thunderbirds (1-0-0) while Tyler Alos, Luke Lockhart and Alexander Delnov added a goal apiece.

Nicolas Petan and Oliver Bjorkstrand each scored for the Winterhawks (0-1-0).

Brendan Burke made 22 saves in a losing effort.

Seattle went 2 for 4 on the power play as Portland failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

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