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Chorneyko late power-play goal lifts Hurricanes past Thunderbirds 3-2

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Adam Chorneyko's power-play goal at 15:50 of the third period gave the Lethbridge Hurricanes a lead they would not surrender in a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds in WHL action on Tuesday night.

Lindsay Nielsen opened the scoring for the Thunderbirds midway through the opening period. Brenden Dillon took a shot from the point that Hurricanes goalie Juha Metsola blocked but was unable to corral. Jan Eberle jabbed at the rebound and the puck came to Nielsen at the right post who converted it for his fourth goal of the year.

Luca Sbisa tied the match on the power play at 18:24 of the period as Lethbridge (14-7-1-1) outshot Seattle 17-9 in the frame.

Neither team was able to score in the second period, despite a 12-2 advantage in shots by the Hurricanes.

Mitch Fadden scored on the power play 7:19 into the third period to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead and Chorneyko - on Lethbridge's third man-advantage goal of the night - made it 3-1.

Seattle (8-6-3-1) pulled goalie Riku Helenius for an extra attacker late in the period and Ian McKenzie's slap shot the top of the right circle cut the deficit to a one with 1:11 remaining.

Helenius finished with 36 saves while Mutsola stopped 16 of 18 shots.

Lethbridge converted three of nine power-play chances and Seattle scored once on seven opportunities.

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