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Kopeck scores twice as the Winterhawks down the Thunderbirds 6-2

Sunday, 12.09.2012 / 1:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Kopeck scores twice as the Winterhawks down the Thunderbirds 6-2

KENT, Wash. - Presten Kopeck scored twice as the Portland Winterhawks downed the host Seattle Thunderbirds 6-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Ty Rattie, Brendan Leipsic, Adam De Champlain and Nicolas Petan also scored for the Winterhawks (24-5-1), who jumped over the Kamloops Blazers for first in the WHL standings.

Connor Sanvido and Jesse Forsberg scored for the Thunderbirds (16-14-1), who had their four-game win streak halted, and Shea Theodore assisted on both.

Roberts Lipsbergs failed to pick up a point, which ended his point streak at 11 games.

Mac Carruth made 35 saves for the win as Brandon Glover turned aside 35-of-41 shots in a losing cause.

Portland went 1 for 6 on the power play while Seattle failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

Quote of the Day

We never really stopped believing in ourselves. We were hearing a lot of things about our team in the regular season. Seems like we put things back together at the right time and we're back in the finals with this group. We know what we have in this room, we believe in each other, we believe in the organization and it really matter what other people say.

— Patrick Sharp after Blackhawks clinched Western Conference title with Game 7 win vs. Ducks