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Stockton pushed to the brink with loss to Reading
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STOCKTON – Yannick Tifu’s two unanswered goals helped send the Stockton Thunder to a 3-1 loss to the Reading Royals in Game 3 of the Kelly Cup Finals in front of 4,379 fans at Stockton Arena on Tuesday.

The Thunder, who leads the playoffs with four comeback wins when trailing in the third period, now faces a 3-0 series deficit and must complete the greatest comeback of all to win the championship.

“You’ve got to believe.” Thunder head coach Matt Thomas said, “The worst thing you can do in these situations is start doubting yourself. We played a good game. We gave their top line two easy looks and they buried them. We didn’t capitalize on our chances.”