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Port Huron turns back PrairieThunder, 4-1

February 21, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Bloomington PrairieThunder News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Brandon Naurato scored two goals to lead Port Huron to a 4-1 triumph over the Bloomington PrairieThunder before 3,474 people Saturday night in International Hockey League action at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

The loss dropped the PrairieThunder record to 22-21-2-5 (51 points), while Port Huron improved to 32-16-0-3 (67 points). Bloomington returns to action Wednesday with a 7:05 p.m. home contest against Dayton.

Naurato scored the game's first goal with 13:17 remaining in the initial period off assists by Nick Lindberg and Mickael Bedard. The IceHawks added another goal with 15 seconds left in the period on an unassisted effort by Peter Flache.

The PrairieThunder cut the deficit in half on Zac Pearson's unassisted goal 63 seconds into the third period. However, Naurato scored his second goal 13:48 into the third period before Tab Lardner finished the scoring with an empty-net effort with 1:08 left in the game.

Sebastian Dahm suffered the loss in net, facing 26 shots and stopping 23. Larry Sterling was the winning goalie with 26 of 27 stops.

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