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Wudrick scores twice as Kelowna Rockets blank Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Geordie Wudrick scored twice in the first period as the Kelowna Rockets downed the Seattle Thunderbirds for a 5-0 victory in Western Hockey League action Friday night.

Brandon McMillan, Evan Bloodoff and Brett Bulmer also scored for Kelowna (32-30-6), which led 2-0 and 3-0 at the period breaks. Wudrick's goals were his 24th and 25th markers, while Bloodoff's was his third in five games after returning from knee surgery.

Seattle (17-37-5), which iced a young roster due to injuries on defence, suffered its sixth shutout loss of the season. Of those six clean sheets, four have come in road games.

Mark Guggenberger, making his first start in five games, made 16 saves for the shutout for the Rockets, as Kelowna went 3-1 in its four-game season series against Seattle.

Calvin Pickard, projected to be selected in this June's NHL draft, turned aside 27 shots for the Thunderbirds before being replaced midway through the third. Back-up Michael Salmon was 7-for-7 in relief.

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