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WHL Playoffs: T-Birds Tie Championship Series with 4-2 Win in Winnipeg

May 13, 2023 9:43 PM | The Canadian Press


By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — Brad Lambert scored twice and Dylan Guenther added three assists as the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds knocked off the Winnipeg ICE 4-2 on Saturday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Hockey League Championship Series at a game apiece.

Jeremy Hanzel and Reid Schaefer also scored for the Thunderbirds, who lost Friday’s opener 3-2.

Zach Benson scored both goals for the ICE, who were outshot 39-30. The ICE led 1-0 after the first period 1-0, and the teams were tied 1-1 heading into the final frame.

Seattle went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Winnipeg was 0-for-5.

The series shifts to Seattle for the next three games, with Game 3 on Tuesday.

Games 6 and 7, if necessary, will be played in Winnipeg.

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