Facing a team that it meets just one time per season, Seattle out-hustled and largely out-fought (both literally and figuratively) Brandon in front of 4,096 at the ShoWare Center.
In their shootout loss to Tri-City on Friday, the Thunderbirds finished 0-for-5 on the power play. Against the Giants, Saturday, the team wasted no time getting that fixed, scoring on its first two chances to take a 3-1 lead after the first period.
Henry, acquired from Lethbridge (1-7-0-1) on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Griffin Foulk, scored a goal in the first period of Saturday night’s game against Tri-City with just three seconds left.
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.
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.
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 in overtime Friday night at the ShoWare Center — the second game of a home-and-home series between the two teams.
Seattle’s Luke Lockhart has a game-winning goal in shootout for 6-5 victory over Lethbridge.
Before a season high 6,009 fans at the ShoWare Center on Teddy Bear Toss night Saturday, the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3.