Yakubowski, 19, is a left wing who scored one goal in 11 games with the Hurricanes. Mckechnie, also 19, is a right wing with one goal and two assists through nine games. The two arrived just after 4 p.m. Saturday and skated prior to the 7 p.m. start time.
Seattle forward Riley Sheen relishes being an all-around hockey player. Over 12 games now this season, Sheen has eight points (three goals and five assists) while being instrumental as a penalty killer.
One night after blowing a late two-goal lead to its opponent, the Seattle Thunderbirds (9-3-0-1) roared back for a six goal effort in defeating Swift Current 6-3.
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 T-Birds led in shots, 30-16, after two periods by out-shooting the Americans 19-10 in the second period — but ultimately, Tri-City would not go down without a fight.