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Dillon scores first career WHL goal as Thunderbirds rout Winter Hawks 7-1

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Brenden Dillon scored the first goal of his Western Hockey League career to help the Seattle Thunderbirds score a 7-1 knockout over the Portland Winter Hawks on Saturday.

Seattle (13-10-5-1) had seven different goal scorers and 13 players collected at least one point as the Thunderbirds beat the Winter Hawks (5-25-0-0) for the second consecutive night.

Ian McKenzie started the scoring parade for the T-birds with his seventh of the year at 2:23 of the first period.

After Travis Ehrhardt tied it for Portland, Seattle got goals from Lindsay Nielsen, Bud Holloway and David Richard to lead 4-1 after the first period.

Jim O'Brien, Dillon and Prab Rai added markers in the second period for Seattle, which won for the fourth straight time over Portland this season.

Jacob DeSerres stopped 24 of 25 shots to improve to 6-3-0-1 this season.

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