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Glover 37 saves as the Thunderbirds double up the Rockets

Sunday, 12.02.2012 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

KENT, Wash. - Brandon Glover made 37 saves as the Seattle Thunderbirds doubled up the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Brendan Rouse, Shea Theodore, Seth Swenson and Roberts Lipsbergs each scored for the Thunderbirds (13-13-1) while Justin Hickman and Connor Sanvido had two assists apiece.

Myles Bell had a goal and an assist for the Rockets (17-9-2), who had their five-game winning streak halted, and Rourke Chartier scored the other.

Jackson Whistle turned away 27-of-31 shots in a losing cause.

Seattle went 1 for 2 on the power play while Kelowna failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery