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Rai celebrates 19th birthday with five points as Seattle downs Portland 6-1

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SEATTLE - Prab Rai celebrated his 19th birthday with two goals and three assists to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-1 win over the Portland Winter Hawks on Saturday night in the Western Hockey League.

Jim O'Brien also had a pair of goals and an assist and Thomas Hickey and Jonathan Parker each had three assists for Seattle (10-13-1-2), which chased starting Portland goaltender Keith Hamilton at 12:14 of the first period, scoring three times on its first 10 shots.

Brenden Silvester and Greg Scott had the other goals for the Thunderbirds.

Portland (7-19-0-0) got goals from Brad Ross and Radim Valchar. The Winter Hawks are 5-7-0-0 under new coach Mike Johnston.

Calvin Pcikard made 27 saves for Seattle, while Kurtis Much replaced Hamilton for Portland, stopping 22 of 25 shots.

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