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Chase brace gives Thunderbirds 2-1 win over IceCaps

Berra stops 30 as Springfield posts tenth victory of the season

Chase Balisy scored twice in the third period to power the visiting Springfield Thunderbirds to a 2-1 win over the St. John’s IceCaps on Saturday night.

After goalies Reto Berra and Charlie Lindgren kept the game scoreless over the fist two periods, Balisy lit the lamp at 7:49 of the final frame from Josh Brown and Shane Harper.

Harper set up Balisy again 1:08 later to put the T-Birds up by two. Balisy’s second gave him four goals on the season.

Jacob de la Rose notched his first, from Chris Terry and Daniel Audette, to break up Berra’s shutout bid.

Berra wouldn’t yield another and finished with 30 saves to get the win.

Lindgren finished with 24 stops for the IceCaps.

Springfield is off until Friday when they host the Binghamton Senators before hitting the road for games in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey.