Kozun Shows He Has Spokane's Number With Third Consecutive ShutoutRyan Gropp scored two goals, Mathew Barzal remained hot with a goal and two assists and Branden Troock scored his first goal since returning to the T-Birds' lineup.
Seattle Looks Listless In 7-1 Loss To KamloopsSeattle was hoping to close off a great month of December the right way, but got off to a disappointing start against the Blazers, a team that came in dead last in the B.C. division. Prior to Tuesday's game, the T-Birds were 7-1-1-0 for the month.
Break Comes At A Good Time For T-BirdsWhile the 10-day hiatus comes at a time the T-Birds are rolling, having won 9 of their last 10 games, it also comes at a time when the team is ailing.
Seattle Enters Break With 5-2 Win Over Tri-CitySeattle (21-10-1-3) got off to a fast start thanks to Delnov. The 19-year-old Russian scored after he corralled a loose puck in the slot at 5:06 in the first period. He then assisted on Ryan Gropp's goal which gave the T-Birds a 2-0 lead with just over seven minutes to play in the period.
Short-handed Thunderbirds Beat Portland For 8th Straight The win was also Seattle's (20-9-1-3) first in regulation over the Winterhawks this season. Troock had two goals and an assist, and Danny Mumaugh improved to 10-5 thanks to 33 saves on 35 shots. In the sixth match-up between the two squads this season, each team was without at least one leading scorer.
With A Long Ways Still To Go, Seattle Looks Primed For A Strong Winter PushWinners of four in a row, including key games against U.S. Division rivals Portland and Spokane, the T-Birds have put a rough start to the month of November behind them, and enter December looking like a much better squad. With key contributors up and down the lineup, Seattle seems to have found the consistency it had been searching for.
Second Consecutive Six Goal Effort Leads Seattle Past RoyalsDelnov picked up right where he left off Friday night, scoring just 2:11 into the first period and Roberts Lipsbergs followed just 38 seconds later to put the T-Birds quickly ahead 2-0. Facing a goalie on a run like Polivka had been on, Seattle made sure not to let him settle in.
Delnov's 5-Point Effort Leads T-Birds Past SaskatoonDelnov scored two second period goals to give the Thunderbirds a 2-1 lead and the team never looked back from that point forward. Playing alongside Delnov on the T-Birds' third line, Branden Troock (goal) and Ryan Gropp (goal and two assists) also had good games.

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