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Thunderbirds edge Rockets to take 2-1 WHL playoff series lead

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April 26, 2017 - 9:49 AM

KELOWNA - Keegan Kolesar scored his second of the game 19:40 into the third period as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 last night, April 25, in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League semifinal series.

Kolesar gave Seattle, which lead the series 2-1, a 1-0 lead with his first of the game 11:33 into the second period.

Calvin Thurkauf tied it up for the Rockets on a power play in the third.

Thunderbirds goaltender Carl Stankowski made 34 saves. Kelowna's Michael Herringer stopped 12 shots.

The Rockets host Game 4 tonight, April 26.

Meanwhile in Lethbridge, Jadon Joseph scored the go-ahead goal 13:54 into the second period as the Hurricanes beat Regina for a 2-1 lead in their series.

Brennan Menell and Egor Babenko also scored for Lethbridge, which will host Game 4 tonight. Tyler Wong had two assists.

Dawson Leedahl had the lone goal for the Pats.

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