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Rouse with a hat trick to lead the Thunderbirds over the Giants 6-4

Saturday, 10.13.2012 / 2:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rouse with a hat trick to lead the Thunderbirds over the Giants 6-4

VANCOUVER - Brendan Rouse scored three times as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the host Vancouver Giants 6-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Michal Holub had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (4-3-0) as Tyler Alos and Seth Swenson added a goal apiece.

Riley Sheen and Roberts Lipsbergs each had two assists for Seattle.

Cain Franson led the Giants (2-6-0) offensively with two goals while David Musil and Marek Tvrdon scored the others.

Brandon Glover made 28 saves for the win as Tyler Fuhr allowed five goals on 14 shots before getting pulled in the second period.

Liam Liston stopped 6-of-7 shots in relief.

Seattle went 2-for-6 on the power play while Vancouver scored on their only power-play opportunity.

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