Third-period goal lifts Thunderbirds past the Silvertips

Seattle scores a 2-1 victory at Angel of the Winds Arena

Herald staff

EVERETT — Conner Roulette’s third-period goal broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips in Western Hockey League action Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Despite the loss, Everett (17-6-1-0, 35 points) remained tied with Portland (16-6-1-2, 35 points) atop the U.S. Division.

Everett opened the scoring in the first period, getting a goal from Ronan Seeley at the 1:05 mark. It was Seeley’s second goal of the season. Cole Fonstad and Gage Goncalves collected assists on the play.

Seattle tied the contest less than two minutes later on a goal by Andrej Kukuca, his seventh of the season.

After a scoreless second period, Roulette produced the game-winner at 13:58 of the third.

Dustin Wolf made 36 saves in net for the Silvertips.

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