Having come from a team in the bottom tier of the WHL Western Conference standings, goaltender Taran Kozun can appreciate the difference between a winner and a loser.
Seattle (31-15-2-3) out-hustled and out-worked a Rockets team that has dominated their foes all season, winning 4-1 at the ShoWare Center. Roberts Lipsbergs had a goal and an assist and Shea Theodore provided another power-play goal to propel the Thunderbirds.
Mumaugh finished with 47 saves on 50 shots against Kelowna Tuesday, but endured the shoot-out loss to drop his record to 6-4-1-3. Mumaugh has played in 15 games thus far for the T-Birds and has posted a .916 save percentage and 3.14 goals-against-average (GAA). On the other hand, the T-Birds other goalie Justin Myles has a .890 save percentage and 3.86 GAA in 12 games.
It was a hard-fought, close battle all night between two of the top Western Conference squads coming in, Kelowna taking the 50-46 shots-on-goal edge. Kelowna entered with the best winning percentage and riding an 8-game winning streak.
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime of Game 7 Wednesday night in Kelowna to win the teams first round playoff series four game to three.
After a loss in Game 6 at home, the Thunderbirds will head back to Kelowna for the final game of the WHL playoff series.
The Seattle Thunderbirds scored two late goals Saturday night at Prospera Place, but it wasn’t enough as the Kelowna Rockets took Game 5 of their first round playoff series 4-3.
The Kelowna Rockets shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 Wednesday night in Game 4 of their first round playoff series. The T-Birds have a 3-1 series lead heading in to Game 5 at Prospera Place on Saturday at 7:05pm.
Delnov scores game winner to give T-Birds 2-0 series lead.
Lockhart scores overtime game-winning goal in 5-4 victory over Kelowna.