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Delnov scores twice as the Thunderbirds beat the Blades 6-2

Sunday, 11.11.2012 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Delnov scores twice as the Thunderbirds beat the Blades 6-2

SASKATOON - Alexander Delnov scored twice as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the host Saskatoon Blades 6-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Shea Theodore had a goal and two assists for the Thunderbirds (9-10-1) and Roberts Lipsbergs had a goal and an assist.

Connor Sanvido and Seth Swenson had a goal apiece to round out Seattle's offence.

Matt Revel and Lukas Sutter scored for the Blades (8-10-1).

Brandon Glover made 30 saves for the win while Andrey Makarov allowed five goals on 32 shots before getting pulled early in the third period. Alex Moodie stopped 7-of-8 shots in 15 minutes of relief.

Seattle went 2-for-5 on the power play while Saskatoon failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

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