With the three consecutive wins, division-leading Seattle stands 3-2 with a game remaining against Kelowna (5-0-0-1) on its six-game road trip. Kelowna currently sits atop the B.C. Divison and trails only the Thunderbirds in the Western Conference with its 11 points.
Roberts Lipsbergs had a hat trick and Alexander Delnov had two goals to pace the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday.
The Seattle Thunderbirds came back from two two-goal deficits, scored on a penalty shot with 29 seconds left to tie the game and then scored in overtime Friday night for a 5-4 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Mathew Barzal, the 2012 first-round Bantam pick, made his WHL regular season debut Saturday, faring well with an assist on Roberts Lipsbergs first goal and a goal as the opening shooter in the shootout. Barzal, 16, didn’t seem to be overwhelmed against a quality opponent like Portland and in front of an electric Seattle crowd.