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.
An attendance of 3,533 watched helplessly as the Thunderbirds (8-3-0-1) squandered a late two-goal lead to the Cougars, which left the team and head coach Steve Konowalchuk lamenting missed opportunities and the point it lost Friday night.
Roberts Lipsbergs scored twice, Shea Theodore had a goal and newly acquired Adam Henry, playing in his first game as a T-Bird, scored with :03 remaining in the first period to stake Seattle to a 2-0 lead it never relinquished.
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.
The Seattle Thunderbirds got goals from four different players Sunday evening to defeat the Kootenay Ice 4-3.
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.
Roberts Lipsbergs’ sudden-death shootout goal and the monumental saves late from starting goalie Justin Myles, helped Seattle edge Tri-City 5-4 in a shootout, preventing a disappointing loss Friday night at the ShoWare Center.
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.
The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Tri-City Americans 8-3 Tuesday night at ShoWare Center to clinch a spot in the 2013 WHL Playoffs.