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Thunderbirds score three times in third period to beat the Silvertips 5-2

Sunday, 10.07.2012 / 1:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Thunderbirds score three times in third period to beat the Silvertips 5-2

KENT, Wash. - The Seattle Thunderbirds scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the visiting Everett Silvertips 5-2 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League action.

After entering the final period tied 2-2, Alexander Delnov and Luke Lockhart scored 29 seconds apart and Shea Theodore added one more to secure the victory for the Thunderbirds (3-3-0).

Theodore also in the second period and Connor Honey scored a single goal to round out Seattle's offence.

Tyler Sandhu and Landon Oslanski scored for the Silvertips (1-4-1) while Manraj Hayer assisted on both.

Brandon Glover stopped 26 shots for the win as Austin Lotz stopped 25-of-27 shots through 40 minutes of play.

Cole Holowenko came in for the third period and picked up the loss after allowing three goals against on nine shots.

Seattle finished 4-for-8 on the power play while Everett was 2-for-3 with a man advantage.

Sandhu gave Everett the lead 7:09 into the first period when he knocked in a rebound off a Hayer shot.

Seattle evened the score with a power-play goal by Theodore in the second period.

Oslanski scored his third goal of the season to put Everett back in front later in the period, but Honey responded with his third goal in the last two games at 14:29.

Seattle scored on two of its first three shots against replacement Holowenko in the third period.

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