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Sunday, March 15th, 2009
1:51 am
[damnedinflames]
What happened??
A 9-1 loss against Portland on Fan Appreciation night? Doesn't sound like much appreciation to me. Maybe we should give the Portland fans flame thrower burgers?

Set up for a first round match up against Spokane. Give or take.

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
7:34 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 4, Vancouver 3
After a stinker in Kennewick last night- probably predictable, after the big win Friday night against Lethbridge- the Thunderbirds showed some resiliance and bounced back to hand the Vancouver Giants only their fifth regulation loss of the season. Having the schedule back-loaded with home games the rest of the way should help this team going into the playoffs. Whether they can move into a top-four spot remains to be seen, but after the brutal road trips to start the year, they only have something like four games left in the regular season away from ShoWare Centre. Thomas Hickey had two goals for the 'Birds, including the game winner.
Friday, February 6th, 2009
10:52 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 7, Lethbridge 4
Don't know if you folk happened to see this one in person or on the Shaw Cable feed picked up by FSN. If you didn't, you missed an exciting game; but you get another chance this Sunday at 5 when the Thunderbirds-Vancouver Giants game will supposedly be shown.

The 'Birds were down 3-2 going into the third and shook things up with speed. Greg Scott had a hat-trick plus one and an assist for a five point night for Seattle, and linemate Prab Rai added five points of his own on a goal and four assists.
Monday, January 12th, 2009
12:31 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 5, Prince George 2
The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-2 Sunday night at ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Jim O’Brien at 7:28 of the first period. Greg Scott sent the puck from the high slot to Thomas Hickey at the left point. Hickey skated the puck down the left boards and passed to Jim O’Brien along the goal line. O’Brien skated in on Prince George goalie Kevin Armstrong and beat him with a quick shot high.

Seattle (18-21-1-3) took a 2-0 lead at 13:44 of the first on a goal by Jeremy Boyer. Hickey took a slap shot from the point that Armstrong stopped. Boyer was to the right of the goal and pounded the rebound past Armstrong for his 10th goal of the year. Chris Cloud had the second assist on the goal.

Boyer set up the T-Birds third goal of the game at 16:49 of the first. Cloud sent Boyer up ice on a two-on-two break with Lindsay Nielsen on his left. Boyer put a shot on goal that Armstrong stopped. The puck lay to Armstrong’s left where he did not see it. Nielsen was crashing the net and was able to poke the puck into the back of the net.

Seattle outshot Prince George 21-4 in the first period.

The T-Birds went up 4-0 on a nifty shorthanded goal by Nielsen at 1:02 of the second period. Scott and Nielsen came up ice from the Seattle zone on a two-on-one break. Scott, on the right, and Nielsen, on the left, weaved just inside the Cougars blue line. Scott dropped the puck for Nielsen in the slot. Nielsen, from the top of the right circle sent the puck right back to Scott in the left circle, drawing Armstrong out to his right. Scott quickly sent the puck back to Nielsen at the bottom of the right circle and Nielsen sent the puck into an empty net.

Prince George (16-27-0-2) got on the board at 14:14 of the second when Justin Maylan scored. Alex Poulter and Cameron Cepek had assists on the goal.

Seattle went in front 5-1 at 16:41 of the second on the first career WHL goal from Erik Fleming. Luke Lockhart passed the puck up the right boards to Stefan Warg at the right point. Warg crossed the puck along the blue line to Fleming at the left point. Fleming put a wrist shot on goal with traffic in front of the Cougars net. The shot beat Armstrong through his legs.

Both teams had seven shots on goal in the second period and Seattle led in total shots, 28-11, through two periods.

The Cougars second goal came at 1:50 of the third period when Cody Hobbs scored. Brett Connolly and Marek Viedensky had the assists.

The Cougars outshot the T-Birds 9-7 in the third period but the T-Birds held a 35-20 advantage in the game.

Seattle goalie Jacob DeSerres made 18 saves on 20 shots and his record is now 8-12-0-0.

T-Bird fans are encouraged to throw teddy bears on the ice after the T-Birds first goal. The bears are collected by the WARM 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol and given to police and fire departments who distribute them to children in times of emergency.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Seattle, O’Brien 12 (Hickey, Scott), 7:28 (pp). 2, Seattle, Boyer 10 (Hickey, Cloud) 13:44. 3, Seattle, Nielsen 9 (Boyer, Cloud), 16:49. Penalties – Ciolfi, PG (hooking), 6:56. Tyrell, PG (interference), 11:42. Lund, Sea (high-sticking), 17:30.

Second period – 4, Seattle, Nielsen 10 (Scott), 1:02 (sh). 5, Prince George, Maylan 12 (Poulter, Cepek), 14:14. 6, Seattle, Fleming 1 (Warg, Lockhart), 16:41. Penalties – Rai, Sea (hooking): 33. Stanfield, PG (hooking), 4:16. Warg, Sea (high-sticking), 5:09. Chaffin, Sea (cross checking), 6:55. Stanfield, PG (tripping), 17:29.

Third period – 7, Prince George, Hobbs 2 (Connolly, Viedensky), 1:50. Penalties – Warg, Sea (hooking), 5:22.

Shots on goal – Seattle 21-7-7 35. Tri-City 4-7-9 20. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 20 shots-18 saves (8-12-0-0); Prince George, Armstrong 35-30 (13-21-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-5; Prince George 0-5.
Saturday, January 10th, 2009
4:14 pm
[wingedelf]
Tri-Cities 4, Thunderbirds 3, SO.
The Tri-City Americans defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 in a shootout Friday night at ShoWare Center in Kent.
The game was tied 3-3 after 65 minutes of hockey. The T-Birds elected to shoot first in the shootout. Seattle’s first three shooters, Greg Scott, Prab Rai and Thomas Hickey were all stopped by Tri-City goalie Drew Owsley.
Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard stopped the first three Tri-City shooters, Mitch Fadden, Jason Reese and Johnny Lazo.
The shootout moved to sudden death and Seattle sent out Jim O’Brien. Owsley denied O’Brien. Adam Hughesman was the fourth shooter for the Americans and he beat Pickard to give Tri-City the win.
The T-Birds are now 17-21-1-3 and face the Prince George Cougars on Sunday night at 5:05 p.m. at ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead at 9:37 of the first period on the eighth goal of the year from Lindsay Nielsen. Chris Cloud fed the puck from the right corner to Nielsen in the slot. Nielsen beat Owsley with a quick shot to give Seattle the lead. Jeremy Schappert had the second assist on the goal.

Fadden tied the game 1-1 for the Americans at 11:39 of the first. Justin Feser and Reese had the assists.

Seattle outshot Tri-City 8-6 in the first period.

Jeremy Boyer was awarded a penalty shot at 6:20 of the second period. Boyer attempted to beat Owsley over the glove with a quick snap shot but the goalie snagged the puck.

The Americans (28-11-0-2) went ahead 2-1 at 14:44 of the second period on a shorthanded goal by Taylor Procyshen. Reese had the only assist on the goal.

Seattle tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal by Scott at 18:00 of the second. Jonathan Parker sent the puck from the left corner to Scott in the high slot. Scott faked a defender, moved to his left and then beat Owsley with a hard wrist shot over the goalie’s glove. Prab Rai had the second assist on the goal.

The T-Birds outshot the Americans 10-4 in the second period and led 18-10 in total shots after two periods.

Scott put the T-Birds in front 3-2 at 2:26 when he converted a Rai pass off the rush. Rai brought the puck up the right side. At the bottom of the right face off circle he centered the puck to Scott coming through the right circle. Scott beat Owsley with a low shot past his outstretched left leg. Schappert had the second assist on the goal.

Fadden tied the game for the Americans 3-3 when he scored at 6:39 of the third. Hughesman and Reese had the assists on the goal.

The Americans outshot the T-Birds 10-9 in the third period but the T-Birds led 27-20 in total shots after 60 minutes.

Tri-City outshot Seattle 3-1 in the overtime but the T-Birds finished the game with a 28-24 advantage in total shots

Pickard made 20 saves on 24 shots and his record is now 10-9-1-3.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Seattle, Nielsen 8 (Cloud, Schappert), 9:37. 2, Tri-City, Fadden 13 (Feser, Reese), 11:39. Penalties – Dillon, Sea (holding), 4:37.

Second period – 3, Tri-City, Procyshen 23 (Reese), 14:44 (sh). 4, Seattle, Scott 13 (Parker, Rai), 18:00 (pp). Penalties – McColm, Tri (cross checking), 12:59. Fadden, Tri (slashing), 16:52.

Third period – 5, Seattle, Scott 14 (Rai, Schappert), 2:26. 6, Tri-City, Fadden 14 (Hughesman, Reese), 6:39. Penalties – Schappert, Sea (hooking), 7:29.

Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.

Shootout – Seattle 0 (Scott NG, Rai NG, Hickey NG, O’Brien NG). Tri-City 1 (Fadden NG, Reese NG, Lazo NG, Hughesman G).

Shots on goal – Seattle 8-10-9-1-0 28. Tri-City 6-4-10-3-1 24. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 24 shots-20 saves (10-9-1-3); Tri-City, Owsley 28-25 (7-3-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Tri-City 0-2.
Monday, January 5th, 2009
8:16 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 3, Kamloops 1
Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Jacob DeSerres made 33 saves on 34 shots to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Sunday night at ShoWare Center.

DeSerres stopped 17 shots in the third period, many from in close, to keep the T-Birds in the game.

The Blazers outshot the T-Birds 5-3 in the first period.

Seattle (17-20-1-2) took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Luke Lockhart at 10:42 of the second period. Jonathan Parker had the puck in the left corner. He centered the puck to Greg Scott in the high slot. Scott put a slap shot on goal that Kamloops goalie Jon Groenheyde stopped. The puck rebounded to the left of the goal to Lockhart. Lockhart quickly hit the puck and it sneaked through Groenheyde and slid across the goal line.

Kamloops (17-21-1-4) tied the game 1-1 at 15:15 of the second on a goal by CJ Stretch. Jimmy Bubnick and Shayne Wiebe had the assists.

The T-Birds went back in front at 18:30 of the second on an unassisted goal by Scott. Scott put a wrist shot on goal from along the right boards with Prab Rai stationed in front of Groenheyde. Rai screened the goalie and Scott’s shot beat him low on the stick side.

Both teams had nine shots on goal in the second period and Kamloops led 14-12 in total shots going into the second intermission.

Jeremy Boyer added an insurance goal with an empty-net goal at 18:40 of the third period. Chris Cloud and Jeremy Schappert had the assists on the goal.

The Blazers outshot the T-Birds 20-5 in the third period and 34-17 in the game.

DeSerres improved his record to 7-11-0-0 on the season.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – No scoring. Penalties – Rodgers, Kam (tripping), :49.

Second period – 1, Seattle, Lockhart 3 (Scott, Parker), 10:42 (pp). 2, Kamloops, Stretch 15 (Bubnick, Wiebe), 15:15. 3, Seattle, Scott 12, 18:30. Penalties – Bubnick,Kam (high-sticking), 1:42. Cloud, Sea (major-fighting), 5:04. Underwood, Kam (major-fighting), 5:04. Lyon, Kam (elbowing), 10:24.

Third period – 4, Seattle, Boyer 9 (Cloud, Schappert), 18:40 (en). Penalties – Dillon, Sea (roughing), 8:40.

Shots on goal – Seattle 3-9-5 17. Kamloops 5-9-17 34. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 34 shots-33 saves (7-11-0-0); Kamloops, Groenheyde 16-14 (3-6-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Kamloops 0-1.
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
11:16 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 4, Everett 3
Sorry for missing a few games lately. Thomas Hickey is off with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships; Jim O'Brien with Team USA, who were put out by Slovakia yesterday. Anyway...

The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Everett Silvertips 4-3 Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd of 6,125 in their first game at ShoWare Center.

Everett outshot Seattle 12-8 in a scoreless first period.

T-Birds center Brenden Silvester scored the first goal in ShoWare Center when he put back a rebound at 7:23 of the second period. Sena Acolatse and Luke Lockhart had the assists on Silvester’s fifth goal of the year.

Jeremy Boyer scored a power-play goal at 9:33 of the second to put the T-Birds in front 2-0. Boyer beat Everett goalie Thomas Heemskerk from the high slot with a wrist shot. Greg Scott and Prab Rai had the assists on the goal.

Seattle (16-20-1-2) outshot Everett 17-8 in the second period and led 25-20 in total shots after two periods.

The T-Birds extended the lead to 3-0 at 4:26 of the third period when Greg Scott scored a power-play goal. Scott put a slap shot on goal from the right point that hit Heemskerek left shoulder and then went into the net. Rai and Boyer had the assists.

Sena Acolatse added a fourth Seattle goal less than a minute after the third goal. Acolatse pounded in a rebound at 5:19 of the period with assists going to Devon LeBlanc and Lockhart.

The Silvertips scored three goals in the last five minutes of the third to make the game close. Dale Hunt scored a power-play goal at 15:37 and Shane Harper added two goals, a power-play goal at 17:56 and a pulled goalie goal at 19:24.

Both teams had 11 shots on goal in the third period and the T-Birds finished with a 36-31 advantage in total shots.

Seattle goalie Jacob DeSerres made 28 saves on 31 shots and his record is now 6-11-0-0.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – No scoring. Penalties – Ellington, Evt (holding), 1:06. Dillon, Sea (elbowing), 3:38. Mistelbacher, Evt (roughing), 7:16. LeBlanc, Sea (roughing), 7:16. Maxwell, Evt (hooking) 12:07. Mistelbacher, Evt (major-fighting), 9:32.LeBlanc, Sea (major-fighting), 9:32. Beach, Evt (slashing), 11:37. Haber, Sea (cross checking), 15:43. Burt, Evt (interference), 18:28.

Second period – 1, Seattle, Silvester 5 (Acolatse, Lockhart), 7:23. 2, Seattle, Boyer 8 (Scott, Rai), 9:33 (pp). Penalties – White, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 7:23. Van de Velde, Evt (hooking), 9:26. Beach, Evt (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 13:14. Haber, Sea (major-fighting), 13:14. Tochkin, Evt (hooking), 16:23.

Third period – 3, Seattle, Scott 11 (Rai, Boyer), 4:26 (pp). 4, Seattle, Acolatse 3 (LeBlanc, Lockhart), 5:19. 5, Everett, Hunt 2 (Alexander, Harper), 15:37 (pp). 6, Everett, Harper 15 (Maxwell, Tochkin), 17:56. 7, Everett, Harper 16 (Bartek), 19:24.Penalties – Maxwell, Evt (roughing), 1:25. Burt, Evt (roughing), 4:18. Wells, Sea (high-sticking), 11:17. Chaffin, Sea (holding), 14:38. Bartek, Evt (hooking), 15:37. Dillon, Sea (tripping), 17:10.

Shots on goal – Seattle 8-17-11 36. Everett 12-8-11 31. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 31 shots-28saves (6-11-0-0); Everett, Heemskerk 36-32 (7-7-2-2). Power plays – Seattle 2-10; Everett 2-6.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
10:09 pm
[wingedelf]
Vancouver 7, Thunderbirds 3
The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-3 Wednesday night at Pacific Coliseum.

Seattle (13-16-1-2) took a two-goal lead midway through the first period with two goals in less than a minute. Jeremy Boyer got the T-Birds on the board at 13:33 when he put back a rebound. Defenseman Brenden Dillon carried the puck in the Vancouver zone on the right side. Just inside the blue line he passed the puck off the board to Greg Scott who skated into the right circle. Scott put a shot on goal that Vancouver goalie Jamie Tucker stopped with his left leg. The puck came to Boyer to the left of the goal and he put the puck into the net for his sixth goal.
 
Charles Wells scored Seattle’s second goal at 14:03 of the first. Jonathan Parker and Jim O’Brien stole the puck behind the Vancouver net. Parker got the puck to Wells in the right circle. Wells put a turnaround wrist shot on goal that beat Tucker over the glove for his second goal of the year.
 
Evander Kane scored a power-play goal at 16:17 of the first to get Vancouver’s first goal. Jonathon Blum and Casey Pierro-Zabotel had the assists.
Vancouver (25-2-0-3) outshot Seattle 13-11 in the first period.
 
Kane scored a second goal at 3:33 of the second period to tie the game 2-2. Pierro-Zabotel and Gary Nunn had the assists.

Pierro-Zabotel scored at 13:05 of the second to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. Kane and Nunn had the assists.
 
Andrej Kuderna scored at the 14-minute mark of the second give the Giants a two-goal lead. James Wright and Brent Regner had the assists.
Kane added a power-play goal at 17:39 of the second for his third goal of the night. Nunn and Blum had the assists on the goal.
The Giants outshot the T-Birds 15-4 in the second period and led 28-15 in total shots after 40 minutes.
 
Kane made it a 6-2 Giants lead when he scored at 1:14 of the third period. Neil Manning and Craig Schira had assists on Kane’s fourth goal of the night.
Boyer scored his second goal of the night while the T-Birds were on the penalty kill. Boyer had the puck in neutral zone and broke up ice with Chris Cloud on his right. At the top of the slot Boyer crossed the puck to Cloud who one-timed the puck. Tucker made the save but Boyer got to the rebound at the right post and snuck the puck under Tucker at 2:07 of the third.
 
Kuderna scored at 6:11 of the third to put the Giants back in front by four goals. Wright and Blum had the assists.
 
Jacob DeSerres replaced Calvin Pickard in the Seattle net at the 9:24 mark of the third period. Pickard made 26 saves 33 shots and his record falls to 9-9-1-2 with the loss.
 
The T-Birds outshot the Giants 9-7 in the third period but the Giants finished with a 35-24 advantage in the game.
 
DeSerres stopped the two shots he faced.
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Seattle, Boyer 6 (Scott, Dillon), 13:33. 2, Seattle, Wells 2 (O’Brien, Parker), 14:03. 3, Vancouver, Kane 19 (Blum, Pierro-Zabotel), 16:17 (pp). Penalties – Fleming, Sea (tripping), 9:13. Kane, Van (hooking) 9:45. Kane, Van (hooking) 9:45. Cloud Sea (roughing), 15:23. Wells, Sea (delay of game), 19:49.
 
Second period – 4, Vancouver, Kane 20 (Pierro-Zabotel, Nunn), 3:33. 5, Vancouver, Pierro-Zabotel 12 (Kane, Nunn), 13:05. 6, Vancouver, Kuderna 10 (Wright, Regner), 14:00. 7, Vancouver, Kane 21 (Nunn, Blum), 17:39 (pp). Penalties – Warg, Sea (hooking), 17:00.
 
Third period – 8, Vancouver, Kane 22 (Manning, Schira), 1:14. 9, Seattle, Boyer 7 (Cloud) 2:07 (sh). 10, Vancouver, Kuderna 11 (Wright, Blum), 6:11. Penalties – Richard, Sea (interference), 1:39. Pierro-Zabotel, Van (hooking), 15:52. Haas, Sea (hooking), 18:20.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 11-4-9 24. Vancouver 13-15-7 35. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 33 shots-26 saves (9-9-1-2), DeSerres 2-2; Vancouver, Tucker 24-21 (8-0-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Vancouver 2-6.
10:06 pm
[wingedelf]
Calgary 4, Thunderbirds 1
[From Sunday's game] The Calgary Hitmen defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 Sunday night in front of 4,738 at KeyArena.

Calgary took a 1-0 lead at 5:30 of the first on an unassisted goal by Brett Sonne.

Seattle tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal at 14:37 of the first. Thomas Hickey carried from the left point across the blue line. Hickey made a backhand pass to Jonathan Parker in the left circle. Parker one-timed Hickey’s pass but Calgary goalie Martin Jones made the save. The puck rebounded to Greg Scott in the crease and Scott slammed the puck into an empty net for his ninth goal of the year.

Seattle (13-15-1-2) outshot Calgary 13-9 in the first period.

Sonne scored a power-play goal at 12:35 of the second to put the Hitmen in front 2-1. Kyle Bortis and Brandon Kozun had the assists.

Calgary (26-5-1-1) outshot Seattle 19-9 in the second period and led 28-21 in total shots after two periods.

Carson McMillan scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 7:05 of the third period.

Brandon Kozun added a power-play goal at 13:19 of the third to make it a 4-1 Hitmen lead. Bortis and Sonne had the assists.

Seattle outshot Calgary 10-8 in the third period. The Hitmen finished the game with a 36-31 advantage in shots.

SCORING SUMMARY

 

First period – 1, Calgary, Sonne 19, 5:30. 2, Seattle, Scott 9 (Parker, Hickey), 14:37 (pp). Penalties – Burgart, Cal (kneeing), 7:41. Plante, Cal (cross checking), 9:32. Rowinski, Cal (hooking), 13:30. Richard, Sea (tripping), :1 Richard, Sea (tripping), 15:14. Richard, Sea (goaltender interference), 17:29. McMillan, Cal (interference), 18:07.

 

Second period – 3, Calgary, Sonne 20 (Bortis, Kozun), 12:35 (pp). Penalties – O’Brien, Sea (hooking), 2:09. Plante, Cal (major-fighting), 5:48. LeBlanc, Sea (major-fighting), 5:48. Acolatse, Sea (closing hand on puck), 11:48.

 

Third period – 4, Calgary, McMillan 15, 7:05 (sh). 5, Calgary, Kozun 22 (Bortis, Sonne), 13:19 (pp). Penalties – Schultz, Cal (hooking), 5:12. Plante, Cal (high-sticking), 8:21. Hickey, Sea (holding), 11:24. Burgart, Cal (major-fighting), 14:43. Acolatse, Sea (major-fighting), 14:43. MacDonald, Cal (roughing), 19:32.

 

Shots on goal – Seattle 13-8-10 31. Calgary 9-19-8 36. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 36 shots-32 saves (9-8-1-2); Calgary, Jones 31-30 (17-3-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-7; Calgary 2-5.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008
9:51 am
[wingedelf]
Seattle 3, Winter Hawks 1
Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard made 34 saves Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over the Portland Winter Hawks.
 
Pickard stopped all but one of the shots he faced to get to improve his record to 9-7-1-2. The T-Birds are now 13-14-1-2 in the US Division and face the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. at KeyArena.
 
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead at 17:38 of the first period on a goal by Jonathan Parker. Charles Wells sent the puck down the left boards to Parker. Parker cut through the left circle with the puck and put a quick wrist shot on goal. Parker’s shot found the top right corner of the net beating Portland goalie Kurtis Mucha over the glove. Defenseman Erik Fleming had the second assist on the goal.
 
Seattle added a second goal at 14:58 of the third period. The puck came to Sena Acolatse at the left point. Acolatse unleashed a slap shot that Mucha made the save on. Chris Cloud was standing in front of Mucha and pounded the rebound past the Portland goalie for his eighth goal of the year.
 
Greg Scott added an unassisted empty-net goal at 19:23 of the third to seal the win for the T-Birds.
 
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Seattle, Parker 6 (Wells, Fleming), 17:38. Penalties – No penalties.
 
Second period – No scoring. Penalties – Reddin, Por (hooking), 3:29. Richard, Sea (slashing), 12:26. Hickey, Sea (holding), 13:35.
 
Third period – 2, Seattle, Cloud 8 (Acolatse), 14:58. 3, Portland, Walker 8 (Francis), 18:08. 4, Seattle, Scott 8 19:23 (en). Penalties – Ehrhardt, Por (interference), 7:41. Lund, Sea (major-fighting), 19:25. Gabriel, Por (major-fighting), 19:25.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 10-9-15 34. Portland 11-16-8 35. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 35 shots-34 saves (9-7-1-2); Portland, Mucha 33-31 (6-17-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Portland 0-2.
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
12:06 pm
[wingedelf]
Tri-Cities 6, Thunderbirds 1
Not a good start to a three-game in seventy-two hours stretch, as the boys fell behind 3-0 less than halfway through the second period and couldn't rebound en route to a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of the Americans. Jason Reese had a hat-trick for Tri-Cities, and former Thunderbird Mitch Fadden tallied three assists.

SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Tri-City, Messier 3 (Lazo, McIntosh), 18:22 (pp). Penalties – Shinnimin, Tri (holding), 3:37. LeBlanc, Sea (hooking), 17:34.
 
Second period – 2, Tri-City, Sutherland 1 (Reddick), 5:18. 3, Tri-City, Reese 19 (Stoklasa, Fadden), 6:43. 4, Seattle, Richard 8 (Scott, O’Brien), 10:27 (pp). 5, Tri-City, Reese 20 (Fadden), 12:51 (pp). 6, Tri-City, Reddick (Procyshen, Fadden) 19:45 (pp). Penalties – Plouffe, Tri (tripping), 10:20. Boyer, Sea (holding), 11:20. Silvester, Sea (goaltender interference), 18:32. McColm, Tri (major-fighting) 19:49. Acolatse, Sea (major-fighting), 19:47.
 
Third period – 7, Tri-City, Reese 21 (Fadden), 13:59. Penalties – Plouffe, Tri (roughing) 8:34. Parker, Sea (roughing), 8:34. Dillon, Sea (holding), 11:17.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 9-8-4 23. Tri-City 9-14-11 34. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 34 shots-28 saves (4-7-0-0); Tri-City, Pickard 23-22 (17-7-0-2). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Tri-City 3-4.
Saturday, November 29th, 2008
5:19 pm
[wingedelf]
Thunderbirds 5, Portland 3
The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winter Hawks 5-3 Saturday afternoon at the Rose Garden.
 
The T-Birds improved their record to 12-13-1-2 and have now won three games in a row.
 
Portland (7-21-0-0) went ahead 1-0 at 10:43 of the first period on a goal by Ryan Kerr. Riley Boychuk and Jonathan Milhouse had the assists.
 
Seattle outshot Portland 14-8 in the first period.
 
The T-Birds tied the game 1-1 at 6:14 of the second period on the first goal of the year from Jeremy Schappert. Greg Scott worked the puck out of the corners and centered the puck to Schappert in the slot. The defenseman beat Portland goalie Kurtis Mucha with a quick snap shot. Chance Lund had the second assist on the goal.
 
Devon LeBlanc gave the T-Birds a 2-1 lead at 10:54 of the second. David Richard sent the puck to LeBlanc behind the Portland net. LeBlanc attempted to center the puck at the right post. The puck deflected off a Winter Hawk defenseman’s leg and squirted through the crease. LeBlanc came out from behind the Portland net at the left post and poked the loose puck past Mucha. Charles Wells also had an assist on the goal.
 
The T-Birds led 25-17 in total shots after two periods by outshooting the Winter Hawks 11-9 in the second period.
 
Portland tied the game 2-2 at 2:03 of the third period on a goal by Killian Hutt. Brad Ross had an assist on the goal.
 
Brenden Silvester scored at 4:17 of the third to put the T-Birds back in front by a goal. Lund fought for the puck behind the Portland net and was able to get it to Luke Lockhart. Lockhart centered the puck to Silvester who beat Mucha high for his fourth goal of the year.
 
Seattle took a 4-2 lead at 10:13 of the third on the seventh goal of the year by David Richard. Charles Wells stole the puck at the Portland blue line and carried the puck into the Winter Hawks zone. Wells passed the puck to Richard who snapped a shot past Mucha.
 
Troy Rutkowski scored a shorthanded goal at 18:48 of the third to cut the Seattle lead to one goal. Luke Walker had an assist on the goal.
 
Scott added an empty-net goal at 19:33 of the third to ice the game for the T-Birds. Jeremy Boyer had an assist on the fifth Seattle goal.
 
Portland outshot Seattle 14-13 in the third period but the T-Birds finished with a 38-31 advantage in total shots.
 
Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 28 saves on 31 shots and his record improves to 8-7-1-2.
 
Mucha stopped 33 of 37 shots and his record falls to 5-15-0-0.
 
The T-Birds next game is Friday, December 5, at 7:05 p.m. against the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center. They face the Winter Hawks on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum before returning home to take on the Calgary Hitmen at KeyArena at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.
 
T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825. Purchasing a season ticket will ensure fans can attend the T-Birds first game in their new home, the Kent Events Center. 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

First period – 1, Portland, Kerr 1 (Boychuk, Milhouse) 10:43. Penalties – Acolatse, Sea (delay of game), 17:44.   

 

Second period – 2, Seattle, Schappert 1 (Scott, Lund), 6:14. 3, Seattle, LeBlanc 9 (Wells, Richard), 10:54. Penalties – Ross, Por (slashing), :51. Haber, Sea (holding), 8:27. Rai, Sea (hooking), 19:28. 

 

Third period – 4, Portland, Hutt 7 (Ross), 2:03. 5, Seattle, Silvester 4 (Lockhart, Lund), 4:17. 6, Seattle, Richard 7 (Wells), 10:13. 7, Portland, Rutkowski (Walker), 18:48 (sh). 8, Seattle, Scott 7 (Boyer), 19:33 (en). Penalties – Milhouse, Por (interference), 17:01.

 

Shots on goal – Seattle 14-11-13 38. Portland 8-9-13 31. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 31 shots-28 saves (8-7-1-2); Portland, Mucha 37-33 (5-15-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Portland 0-3.

5:16 pm
[wingedelf]
Seattle 4, Ice 1
The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kootenay Ice 4-1 Friday night in front of 3,847 at KeyArena.
The T-Birds are in Portland on Saturday to take on the Winter Hawks. The game is at noon in the Rose Garden.
 
Seattle (11-13-1-2) outshot Kootenay 11-4 in the first period.
 
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Jonathan Parker at 9:35 of the second period. Jim O’Brien carried the puck up the right side into the Kootenay zone. He circled around the Ice net and at the goal line found Sena Acolatse at the left point. Acolatse sent the puck right back to O’Brien who curled into the left circle and put a shot on goal. The puck rebounded off Ice goalie Thomas Heemskerk to Parker to the left of the goal. Parker slammed home the rebound for his fifth goal of the year.
 
Andrew Bailey scored at 11:17 of the second to tie the game 1-1. Dustin Sylvester and Max Reinhart had the assists.
 
Seattle took the lead back at 12:05 of the second on a power-play goal by Thomas Hickey. Jeremy Boyer won a faceoff in the right circle in the Kootenay zone behind him. Greg Scott came into the circle and tapped the puck to Hickey at the right point. Hickey put a slap shot on goal that beat Heemskerk over the glove and just under the crossbar.
 
Both teams had 13 shots on goal in the second period and Seattle led 24-17 in total shots after two periods.
 
Charles Wells set up the T-Birds third goal at 11:57 of the third period. He caught a Kootenay clearing pass just inside the Ice blue line at center ice. He brought the puck forward and then crossed the puck to Devon LeBlanc. LeBlanc one-timed Wells pass and beat Heemskerk over the glove.
 
Chris Cloud scored the T-Birds final goal at 14:53 of third when he put back a rebound from an Acolatse point shot.
 
Seattle outshot Kootenay 15-5 in the third period and 39-22 in the game.
 
Seattle goalie Jacob DeSerres made 21 saves on 22 shots and his record is now 4-6-0-0.
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – No scoring. Penalties – Fraser, Ktn (interference), 1:57. King, Ktn, (holding), 6:36. Acolatse, Sea (cross checking), 9:55.
 
Second period – 1, Seattle, Parker 5 (O’Brien, Acolatse), 9:35 (pp). 2, Kootenay, Bailey 12 (Sylvester, Reinhart), 11:17. 3, Seattle, Hickey 6 (Scott, Boyer), 12:05 (pp). Penalties – Dillon, Sea (interference), 2:10. McNabb, Ktn (hooking), 8:08. Sylvester, Ktn (high-sticking), 12:01. Schappert, Sea (hooking), 12:39. Bailey, Ktn (tripping), 16:18. Antilla, Ktn (checking from behind), 19:39.
 
Third period – 4, Seattle, LeBlanc 8 (Wells), 11:57. 5, Seattle, Cloud 7 (Acolatse), 14:53. Penalties – Sylvester, Ktn (roughing),1:59. Chaffin, Sea (major-fighting), 14:55. Fraser, Ktn (major-fighting), 14:55. Czerwonka, Ktn (roughing, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 18:18. LeBlanc, Sea (major-fighting), 18:18. Machacek, Ktn (roughing), 20:00. Rintoul, Ktn (major-fighting), 20:00. Scott, Sea (major-fighting), 20:00. Boyer, Sea (major-fighting), 20:00.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 11-13-15 39. Kootenay 4-13-5 22. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 22 shots-21 saves (4-6-0-0); Kootenay, Heemskerk 39-35 (7-6-2-2). Power plays – Seattle 2-8; Kootenay 0-3. A – 3,847.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
12:29 am
[wingedelf]
Seattle 6, WinterHawks 1
Seattle Thunderbirds left wing Prab Rai celebrated his 19th birthday Saturday night at KeyArena with a five-point night to lead the T-Birds to a 6-1 victory over the Portland Winter Hawks.
 
Rai, born on November 22 in 1989, had two goals and three assists and leads the T-Birds in scoring with 29 points on 16 goals and 13 assists.  
 
Seattle (10-13-1-2) took a 1-0 lead 57 seconds into the game. Jonathan Parker worked the puck out of the left corner to Rai at the hash marks on the left boards. Rai carried the puck into the left circle and with Jim O’Brien in front of the Portland net Rai put a backhand shot on goal. O’Brien swept the rebound past the outstretched left leg of Winter Hawks goalie Keith Hamilton.
 
The T-Birds took a 2-0 lead at 7:49 of the first on the 15th goal of the year from Rai. Parker centered the puck from the right corner to Rai in the slot. Rai beat Hamilton low on the stick side for the goal.
 
Brad Ross scored a power-play goal at 10:18 of the first to get the Winter Hawks on the board. Colin Reddin and Killian Hutt had the assists.
 
Seattle struck for a third time in the first period when Brenden Silvester scored at 12:14. Thomas Hickey had the puck in the Seattle zone a made stretch pass to Silvester streaking up the left wing. Silvester made a move around a Portland defender in the left circle and came in at Hamilton on an angle. Silvester beat Hamilton over the blocker for his third goal of the year. Brad Haber had the second assist on the goal.

Portland (7-19-0-0) replaced Hamilton in net with Kurtis Mucha after Seattle third goal. Hamilton made seven saves on 10 shots and was credited with the loss moving his record to 1-4-0-0.
 
Seattle outshot Portland 13-10 in the first period.
 
Rai put the T-Birds up by three goals 1:44 into the second period. O’Brien took a shot from the bottom of the right circle that Mucha stopped. O’Brien got his own rebound to right of the goal and curled back towards the left face off dot with Mucha down. O’Brien quickly centered the puck to Rai who put the puck into an empty with Mucha still on the ice. Hickey had the second assist on the goal.
 
Seattle went up 5-1 with a five-on-three tic-tac-toe power-play goal at 6:47 of the second. O’Brien won a face off in the right circle in the Portland zone back to David Richard the right point. Richard crossed the puck along the blue line to Hickey at the left point. Hickey immediately sent the puck to Rai in the right circle and Rai made a quick cross slot pass to Greg Scott at the left post. Scott slammed the puck into an empty net for his sixth goal of the year.
 
O’Brien scored Seattle’s sixth goal at 18:28 of the second. Parker centered the puck from the right corner to O’Brien in the slot. O’Brien one-timed Parker’s pass but didn’t get all of it. The puck fluttered and went over Mucha’s right shoulder. Rai also had an assist on the goal.
 
The T-Birds outshot the Winter Hawks 14-9 in the second period and led 27-19 in total shots after 40 minutes.
 
Portland outshot Seattle 10-8 in the game but Seattle finished with the advantage, 35-29, in total shots.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 27 saves on 29 shots and his record improves to 7-7-1-2.
 

SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Seattle, O’Brien 9 (Rai, Parker), :57. 2, Seattle, Rai 15 (Parker), 7:49. 3, Portland, Ross 6 (Reddin, Cornish), 10:18 (pp). 4, Seattle, Silvester 3 (Hickey, Haber), 12:14. Penalties – Boyer, Sea (holding), 9:41. Ehrhardt, Por (cross checking), 18:47. Francis, Por (hooking), 19:28.
 
Second period – 5, Seattle, Rai 16 (O’Brien, Hickey), 1:44. 6, Seattle, Scott 6 (Rai, Hickey), 6:47 (pp). 7, Seattle, O’Brien 10 (Parker), 18:28. Penalties – Jordan, Por (high-sticking), 4:57. Ehrhardt, Por (hooking), 6:40. Jordan, Por (double minor-roughing, game misconduct-), 15:32. Ross, Por (major-fighting), 15:32. Cornish, Por (roughing),15:32. Cloud, Sea (roughing, major-fighting, game misconduct-third man in), 15:32. Hickey, Sea (roughing), 15:32. Dillon, Sea (roughing), 15:32. Dillon, Sea (roughing), 19:53. Walker, Por (roughing), 19:53.
 
Third period – 8, Portland, Valchar 8 (Francis, Ross), 19:55 (pp). Penalties – Parker, Sea (elbowing), 11:57. Cornish, Por (tripping), 18:41. Acolatse, Sea (double minor-roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 18:34.Richard, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 18:34.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 13-14-8 35. Portland 10-9-10 29. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 29 shots-27 saves (7-7-1-2); Portland, Hamilton 10-7 (1-4-0-0), Mucha 25-22. Power plays – Seattle 1-4; Portland 2-4. A – 5,637.
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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
11:07 am
[wingedelf]
Swift Current 3, Seattle 2
The boys will be coming home from their seven-game road-trip with a 3-3-0-1 record after falling in Swift Current to the Broncos on Wednesday.

SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Swift Current, Tassone 8, 2:47. 2, Seattle, Hickey 4 (Wells, Boyer), 11:49. Penalties – Toulmin, SC (holding), 6:37. Wudrick, SC (slashing), 9:49. Nielsen, Sea (holding opponents stick), 13:39.
 
Second period – 3, Seattle, Rai 14 (Hickey, Dillon), 14:39 (pp). Penalties – Pickard, Sea (tripping-served by LeBlanc), 1:31. Wells, Sea (holding), 4:04. Wagner, SC (slashing), 4:55. Warg, Sea (delay of game), 12:27. Hoban, SC (hooking), 12:49.
 
Third period – 4, Swift Current, Dansereau 14 (Doyle, McAvoy), 11:17. (pp). 5, Swift Current, Dansereau 15 (Doyle, Tassone), 12:37 (pp). Penalties – Warg, Sea (roughing), 9:59. Acolatse, Sea (delay of game), 10:51. . Dillon, Sea (delay of game), 11:43. Toulmin, SC (goaltender interference), 12:57.
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 15-11-9 35. Swift Current 11-7-7 25. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 25 shots-22 saves (6-7-1-2); Swift Current, Yonkman 35-33 (6-2-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-5; Swift Current 2-7. A – 1,957.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
3:07 pm
[wingedelf]
Brandon 4, Thunderbirds 5
Devon LeBlanc and Chris Cloud both had a pair of tallies to lead the Thunderbirds last night in Brandon, Manitoba against the Wheat Kings. Greg Scott (1 G, 1A) and Jeremy Boyer (2A) also had multi-point nights, as the Thunderbirds raised their record on their Eastern Conference road trip to 3-1-0-1. Calvin Pickard picked up the win in goal.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Brandon, Clark 10 (Aulie, Lowry), 5:21 (pp). 2, Seattle, LeBlanc 6 (Scott), 8:50. 3, Brandon, Fehr 8 (Lowry), 11:58. Penalties – O’Brien, Sea (holding), 4:30. Hickey, Sea (delay of game), 17:30.

Second period – 4, Seattle, Cloud 5 (Wells, Boyer), 2:13. 5, Seattle, Scott 5 (LeBlanc), 7:17. 6, Brandon, Glennie 9 (Calvert, Melnychuk), 19:57. Penalties – Richard, Sea (hooking), 4:53. Schenn, Brn (roughing), 17:45. Lund, Sea (roughing), 17:45.

Third period – 7, Seattle, Cloud 6 (Boyer, Warg), 7:18. 8, Brandon, Clark 11 (Green, Bestland), 9:51 (pp). 9, Seattle, LeBlanc 7 (Nielsen), 15:18. Penalties – O’Brien, Sea (slashing), 9:11. Richard, Sea (high-sticking), 12:20.

Shots on goal – Seattle 7-7-9 23. Brandon 12-7-3 22. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 22 shots-18 saves (6-6-1-2); Brandon, Priestner 23-18 (4-3-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-0; Brandon 2-5.
Saturday, November 15th, 2008
11:04 am
[wingedelf]
Regina 3, Thunderbirds 5
Last night in Regina against the Pats, the 'Birds got goals from four players, and Thomas Hickey (2G), Prab Rai (1G, 1 A), and Charles Wells (1G, 1A) contributed multipoint nights as the Thunderbirds raised their record to 2-1-0-1 on their seven game Eastern Conference swing. Tonight they play in Brandon against a team named for a Tragically Hip song. No word yet on whether pretty things will accompany the Wheat Kings, or whether Gord Downie will be making a cameo.
SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Seattle, Lockhart 2 (Wells, Dillon), 10:10. 2, Hickey 3 (Nielsen, LeBlanc), 11:02. 3, Regina, Eberle 16 (Weal, MacAngus), 11:37. 4, Regina, Leffler 10 (Hood, Czibere), 12:03. Penalties – Teubert, Reg (major-fighting), 7:15. Scott, Sea (major-fighting), 7:15. Bartley, Reg (tripping), 7:58. Pym, Reg (delay of game), 13:58.

Second period – 5, Seattle, Rai 13 (Richard, Schappert), 6:13. 6, Regina, MacAngus (Eberle, Weal), 8:30. 7, Seattle, Hickey 4 (O’Brien, Rai), 19:35 (pp). Penalties – Bartley, Reg (hooking), 1:42. Schappert, Sea (holding), 6:52. Nielsen, Sea (tripping), 7:23. Bench, Sea (too many men-served by Lockhart), 12:23. Cloud, Sea (major-fighting), 17:07. Mitchell, Reg (major-fighting), 17:07. Delahey, Reg (interference), 19:17.

Third period – 8, Seattle, Wells 1 (Boyer, Cloud), 15:51. Penalties – Richard, Sea (elbowing), 1:15. Eberle, Reg (hooking), 17:24.

Shots on goal – Seattle 16-14-12 42. Regina 11-8-11 30. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 30 shots-27 saves (3-5-0-0); Regina, Ketlo 42-37 (4-2-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-5; Regina 1-4.
10:48 am
[wingedelf]
Saskatoon 2, Thunderbirds 1 (SO)
Wednesday night's game. Apologies for the delay.

SCORING SUMMARY



First period – 1, Seattle, O’Brien 8 (Rai, Parker), 9:52. Penalties – Dillon, Sea (tripping), 9:16. Funk, Sas (hooking), 11:12. Schappert, Sea (interference), 13:36. Bench, Sas (too many men-served by Dziurzynski), 14:47. Hickey, Sea (slashing), 18:49.



Second period – 2, Saskatoon, Elliott 9 (Klassen, Kytnar), 7:33. Penalties – Kytnar, Sas (hooking), 1:38. Acolatse, Sea (roughing), 10:48. Dziurzynski, Sas (roughing), 10:48. Warg, Sea (tripping), 12:20. Haber, Sea (delay of game), 15:17. Wintoneak, Sas (holding), 18:20.



Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Dziurzynski, Sas (double minor-high sticking), 2:03. Cloud, Sea (interference), 4:55. Langkow, Sas (hooking), 5:35. Chikie, Sas (tripping), 14:17



Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.



Shootout – Saskatoon 4 (Burke Gallimore NG, Derek Hulak G, Milan Kytnar G, Josh Nichols NG, Chris Langkow G, Adam Chorneyko G); Seattle 3 (Jim O’Brien G, Jeremy Boyer NG, Greg Scott G, Thomas Hickey NG, Prab Rai G, Jonathan Parker NG).



Shots on goal – Seattle 5-11-16-3-0 35. Saskatoon 7-11-7-3-1 29. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 29 shots-27 saves (5-6-1-1); Saskatoon, Holtby 35-34 (13-5-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-8; Saskatoon 0-6
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
11:36 pm
[wingedelf]
Prince Albert 2, Thunderbirds 1
Tonight in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the Thunderbirds threw lots of rubber on goal, but couldn't manage to put more than one in. Even outshooting the Raiders 42-20 didn't change the final score, which ended up 2-1 against the visiting squad.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Prince Albert, Robertson 8 (Tendler), 14:20. Penalties – McDonald, PA (tripping), 1:22. Haas, Sea (boarding), 7:15.

Second period – 2, Prince Albert, Bernhardt 13 (Hickmott), :35. 3, Seattle, Cloud 4 (Boyer), 8:28. Penalties – Cloud, Sea (interference), 12:21. Cameron, PA (tripping), 17:41.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Stebner, PA (interference), 1:24. Cloud, Sea (interference), 14:54. McDonald, PA (unsportsmanlike conduct-diving), 14:54. Warg, Sea (roughing), 16:10. Barnhardt, PA (roughing), 16:10. Stebner, PA (roughing), 18:50.

Shots on goal – Seattle 11-11-20 42. Prince Albert 11-5-4 20. Goalies – Seattle, DeSerres 20 shots-18 saves (2-5-0-0); Prince Albert, Stanford 42-41 (6-9-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-4; Prince Albert 0-2.
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
10:39 am
[wingedelf]
Chilliwack 2, Thunderbirds 3 (SO)
Jim O’Brien scored the only goal in the shootout and Calvin Pickard stopped all three shooters he faced to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 shootout win Saturday night over the Chilliwack Bruins at Prospera Centre.
 
In the first round of the shootout Chilliwack goalie Mark Friesen stopped Prab Rai, while Pickard denied Kevin Sundher.
 
Greg Scott was the second T-Birds shooter and Friesen made the save. Pickard stopped the second Chilliwack shooter, Randy McNaught.
 
In the third round, O’Brien faked a backhand shot, brought the puck back to his forehand and beat a sprawling Friesen at the right post. Pickard secured the win by thwarting the last Bruins shooter, Ryan Howse.
 
The T-Birds have now won three games in a row and won the first game of a seven game road trip.
 
Lindsay Nielsen gave the T-Birds a 1-0 lead at 12:03 of the first period. Devon LeBlanc sent the puck from behind the Chilliwack to Nielsen in the right circle. Nielsen beat Bruins goalie Mark Friesen on the blocker side for his fourth goal of the year.
 
The T-Birds outshot the Bruins 20-7 in the first period.
 
The Bruins tied the game 1-1 at 11:50 of the second period on a goal by David Robinson. Alexander Wicklund and Randy McNaught had the assists.
 
Chilliwack (6-11-1-2) went ahead 2-1 at 14:06 of the second when Mark Einhorn scored. Tanner Exner and Liam Darragh assisted on the goal.
 
Seattle led 32-16 in total shots after two periods by outshooting Chilliwack 12-9 in the second period.
 
Seattle (7-10-1-1) tied the game 2-2 29 seconds into the third period with a power-play goal. Jim O’Brien fed the puck to Sena Acolatse at the left point. Acolatse put a slap shot on goal with Prab Rai stationed in front of Friesen. Rai tipped Acolatse’s shot past Friesen for his team leading 13th goal of the year.
 
O’Brien increased his point streak to 13 games with the assist on Seattle’s second goal. This is the second longest point streak in the WHL this season.
 
The T-Birds outshot the Bruins 16-5 in the third period and had a 48-21 advantage in total shots after 60 minutes.
 
Chilliwack outshot Seattle 3-1 in overtime.
 
The T-Bird outshot the Bruins 50-24 in the game. The 50 shots was a season high for the T-Birds.
 
Pickard stopped 22 of 24 shots to get the win and improve his record to 5-6-1-1.
 
 
The game against Chilliwack was the first game of a seven game road trip for the T-Birds. They head to Prince Albert to take on the Raiders on Tuesday, November 11, at 5:30 p.m. The T-Birds will also face the Saskatoon Blades, Regina Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos on the road trip.
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
First period – 1, Seattle, Nielsen 4 (LeBlanc), 12:13. Penalties – Dillon, Sea (holding), 12:37. Bench, Sea (too many men-served by Lockhart), 14:48. McKinlay, Cwk (tripping), 17:32.
 
Second period – 2, Chilliwack, Robinson 5 (Wicklund, McNaught), 11:50. 3, Chilliwack, Einhorn 1 (Exner, Darragh), 14:06. Penalties – LeBlanc, Sea (tripping), 1:40. Howse, Cwk (elbowing), 5:27. Meropoulis, Cwk (interference), 7:19. Exner, Cwk (hooking), 19:57.
 
Third period – 4, Seattle, Rai 13 (Acolatse, O’Brien), :29 (pp). Penalties – No penalties.
 
Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.
 
Shootout – Seattle 1 (Prab Rai NG, Greg Scott NG, Jim O’Brien G); Chilliwack 0 (Kevin Sundher NG, Randy McNaught NG, Ryan Howse NG).
 
Shots on goal – Seattle 20-12-16-1-1 50. Chilliwack 7-9-5-3-0 24. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 24 shots-22 saves (5-6-0-1); Chilliwack, Friesen 50-47 (3-4-0-2). Power plays – Seattle 1-4; Chilliwack 0-3. A – 4,108. Referee – Colby Smith, Ryan Thompson. Linesmen – Justin Hull, Clayton Richardson.
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