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Connor Sanvido scores twice to lead Thunderbirds over Chiefs 6-4

Wednesday, 10.17.2012 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Connor Sanvido scores twice to lead Thunderbirds over Chiefs 6-4

KENT, Wash. - Connor Sanvido scored his first two goals of the season Tuesday to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds over the Spokane Chiefs 6-4 in the Western Hockey League.

Luke Lockhart and Alexander Delnov both added two goals as Seattle (5-3-0) won its third in a row.

Lockhart, the Seattle captain, scored his second into an empty net with 1:20 left to ensure the win for the Thunderbirds.

Spokane had goals from Mitch Holmberg, his 10th of the season, Mikulas Rimmel, Adam Helewka and Reid Gow.

Spokane (6-3-0) outshot Seattle 32-23 in the game but the Thunderbirds got 28 saves from Brandon Glover in the victory.

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