Keegan Kolesar scores quickly in overtime to lift Thunderbirds to a 4-3 WHL home victory

Kolesar, a 19-year-old out of Winnipeg, got the puck inside the Seattle blue line, then skated the length of the ice with two Blazers giving chase and scored on the breakaway.

It took Keegan Kolesar just one minute and seven seconds into overtime to push the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 victory over Kamloops in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center.

Kolesar, a 19-year-old out of Winnipeg, got the puck inside the Seattle blue line, then skated the length of the ice with two Blazers giving chase and scored on the breakaway.

It was the second goal of the game, and the 12th of the season, for Kolesar, who got the winning goal off an assist from Ethan Bear.

Bear and Sami Moilanen also scored for Seattle (30-15-3-1), which saw the Blazers (31-17-2-2) tie the game at 3-3 at 18:23 of the third period.

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Lane Bauer scored for Kamloops, his second of the game and his 31st of the season.

Seattle had a huge 61-25 advantage in shots on goal.

OTHER WHL

•Joachim Blichfeld scored 3:58 into overtime to lift Portland to a 4-3 home victory over Everett. Blichfeld had a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (26-21-1-2) in the victory. Everett (30-9-8-2) tied the score at 3-3 at 9:24 of the third period when Brian King scored off assists from Jake Christiansen and Orrin Centazzo. The Silvertips took a 2-1 lead in the second period when Aaron Irving scored at 3:17 and Devon Skoleski followed 28 seconds later with a goal. Connor Dewar had an assist on both goals.

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