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Thunderbirds goalie DeSerres backstops 3-1 victory over Blazers

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SEATTLE - Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Jacob DeSerres made 33 saves on 34 shots to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Sunday night in WHL action.

DeSerres stopped 17 shots in the third period, many from in close, to keep the T-Birds in the game.

Seattle (17-20-1-2) took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Luke Lockhart at 10:42 of the second period. Greg Scott put a slap shot on goal that Kamloops goalie Jon Groenheyde stopped, but the puck rebounded to Lockhart who sneaked it through Groenheyde's pads.

Kamloops (17-21-1-4) tied the game 1-1 at 15:15 of the second on a goal by C.J. Stretch, with Jimmy Bubnick and Shayne Wiebe getting the assists.

The T-Birds went back in front at 18:30 of the second on an unassisted goal by Scott. Scott put a wrist shot on goal from along the right boards, and with Groenheyde screened, his shot beat him low on the stick side.

Jeremy Boyer added an insurance goal with an empty-netter at 18:40 of the third period.

The Blazers outshot the T-Birds 20-5 in the third period and 34-17 in the game.

Groenheyde made 14 saves on 16 shots and his record is now 3-6-0-1.

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