Seattle (13-9-1-3) played an aggressive, intense hockey game from the opening face off, an effort it desperately needed after a troubling loss at Vancouver Friday night. Hickman scored two goals, including the tying goal with under four minutes to play. Roberts Lipsbergs extended his goal streak to four consecutive games, and Mathew Barzal chocked up two more assists to give him 22 through 26 games in his rookie season.
Seattle head coach Steve Konowalchuk pinpointed the power play as an area the team must improve upon after Saturday night’s win.
Shea Theodore, the Thunderbirds starting defenseman, scored his 11th goal of the season and added another assist to give him 24 total points through 19 games played. In a season of inconsistencies for Steve Konowalchuk’s team, Theodore has been the lone constant.
Morgan Klimchuk scored twice for Regina and Connor Gay had three assists as the Pats sent Seattle to its fourth consecutive loss with a 5-3 victory. Regina (11-9-0-0) out-shot Seattle 54-31.
Brendan Leipsic and Taylor Leier each scored two goals, while the team’s co-scoring leaders, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nic Petan, added two assists apiece to help carry the Hawks to their 10th consecutive win.
Wardley was ejected from the game immediately with a game misconduct for “charging,” and the hit also ended the night for De Champlain, who had to be helped off the ice by teammates and the training staff.
Mumaugh, 17, is the younger of the two goalies. He’s played in eight games this season for the T-Birds, posting a .920 save percentage. Meanwhile, Justin Myles, has played in nine games and has posted a .905 save percentage.
PORTLAND, September 28, 2013 – The Portland Winterhawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 10-4 Saturday night at the Moda Center in Portland. The loss was the T-Birds first of the season after winning the opening three […]
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.
Roberts Lipsbergs had two goals and Branden Troock scored the shootout winning goal to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 shootout win over the Portland Winterhawks Saturday at the ShoWare Center.