T-Birds Announce 2012-13 Training Camp Schedule

Douglas, Gambrell and Troock Score For Team Blue

KENT, August 28, 2012 — Team Blue beat Team White 3-2 in overtime Monday evening at ShoWare Center in the annual Blue White Game to end Training Camp.

Team Blue opened the scoring on a goal from Austin Douglas in the middle of the second period. Off a faceoff in the right circle the puck came to Douglas at the right point. He put a wrist shot on goal with traffic in front of White goalie Justin Myles. Douglas’ shot beat Myles low on the stick side.

Team White tied the game 1-1 about five minutes after Blue’s goal. Connor Honey moved the puck from the right corner to Mathew Barzal in the left corner. Barzal centered the puck to Riley Sheen coming down the slot. Sheen waited out Blue goalie Daniel Cotton, skated left and slid the puck into an empty net.

Dylan Gambrell put Blue in front 2-1in the middle of the third period. Gambrell stole the puck off a White defenseman in the left circle and came in alone on White goalie Danny Mumaugh. Gambrell beat Mumaugh through his glove arm for the go-ahead goal. Mumaugh got a piece of the puck but it still managed to find the back of the net.

White came right back and tied the game 2-2 on a goal from Connor Honey. Honey skated down the left wing, stopped up in the left circle and cut towards the slot. Honey put a wrist shot on goal that beat Blue goalie Nolan Kruizenga low on the stick side.

The teams went to overtime tied 2-2.

In overtime Kruizenga robbed Luke Lockhart with a glove save before Blue won the game with 3.9 seconds left Justin Hickmam had the puck in the right corner and centered it to Branden Troock in the slot. Troock beat Mumaugh low with a shot as the goalie went post-to-post to try and make the save.

The T-Birds open preseason play with two games at the Everett Silvertips preseason tournament at Comcast Arena. The T-Birds play the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, August 31, at 3 p.m. and the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, September 2, at 3 p.m.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

Scrimage 6 Evening Session
In the evening session on Sunday there were three scrimmages between Team Blue, Team Grey and Team White.

In the first 30-minute scrimmage Team White defeated Team Grey 5-2.

White opened up with goals from Daniel Wray and Carter Folk. Dylan Gambrell cut the White lead to one goal when he scored.

Andrew Taverner and Brayden Low put White out in front by three goals when they scored back-to-back. Lane Pederson scored for Grey to make it a two-goal deficit before Roberts Lipsbergs scored the final goal for White.

In the second Scrimmage Team White beat Team Blue 3-2 in a spirited contest. Branden Troock had two goals and Wray had a single talky to lead White to the win. Mathew Barzal and Mitch Elliot scored for Blue.

In the third Scrimmage Team Blue beat Team Grey 7-2. Blue scored five straight goals to open the scrimmage. Jordan Funk, Taylor Mulder, Barzal, Tyler Alos and Michael Bell had goals for Blue to open the game. Riley Sheen assisted on two if Blue’s first five goals.

Connor Sanvido got grey on the board before Blue scored two more goals. Mitch Elliot and Justin Hickman tallied to make it a 7-1 game. Gambrell got Grey’s second goal of the game, to give him a goal in each of the Sunday sessions.

Scrimmage 6 Morning Session
The second day of Main Camp featured three 30-minute scrimmages between Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey.  

In the first scrimmage Saturday morning, Branden Troock had a hat trick to lead Team White to a 5-1 victory over Team Blue.

Connor Honey opened the scoring with a penalty shot goal to put Blue in front 1-0. Honey faked right then brought the puck to his backhand and lifted it over a sprawling goalie for a 1-0 Blue lead.

Chance Lund tied it 1-1 for White. Tyler Alos and Keegan Kolesar had the assists on the tying goal. Andrew Taverner put White in front 2-1. He converted a cross crease pass from Troock, who had beat a defender wide.

Troock then scored three consecutive goals to seal the win for White. Troock’s first goal was at the left post off a nice pass from Roberts Lipsbergs, who was falling down when he made the pass. Brendan Rouse found Troock at the bottom of the left circle with a cross ice pass. Troock beat the goalie from a sharp angle for his second goal. For his third goal Troock stickhandled through two defenders and beat the goalie low.

Team White won the second scrimmage 3-1 over Team Grey.

Dylan Gambrell opened the scoring for Grey in the first minute of play. He scored off a scramble in front of the White goal.

White got goals from Swenson, Lipsbergs and Brayden Low for the win. Low’s goal was an empty-net goal.

 In the third scrimmage Team blue defeated Team Grey 3-2.

Honey got the first goal of the scrimmage. Riley Sheen had an assist on the opening goal. Justin Hickman converted on a penalty shot to get Blue’s second goal. He beat the goalie on the glove side with a quick wrist shot.

Connor Sanvido put Grey on the board converting a cross crease pass from Gambrell.

Mathew Barzal put Blue back in front by two goals late in the scrimmage. Sheen set up the goal with a nice move around a defender and then got the goalie to commit, giving Barzal an open net.

Grey came right back and scored when Austin Adamson knocked in a loose puck that lay behind the goalie. Phil Pietroniro had the initial shot from the left circle.

Scrimmage 5 Recap
The first day of Main Camp featured three 30-minute scrimmages between Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey.

Team Blue beat Team Grey 4-1in the first scrimmage. Justin Hickman had two goals and Mitch Elliot and Riley Sheen each added a goal. Sheen’s goal was an empty-net goal. Brendan Rouse got Team White’s lone goal.

In the second scrimmage, Team Blue defeated Team Grey 2-1 in overtime. Grey went ahead 1-0 on a goal form Dylan Gambrell. Blue tied the game 1-1 on a goal from Tyler Alos. Alos beat the Grey goalie over the blocker. Blue won the game when Jordan Ross scored with .8 seconds left on the clock.

Team White beat Team Grey 4-1 in the third and final scrimmage on Saturday.

Seth Swenson put White up 1-0 early in the game when he scored from the right circle. Branden Troock made it a 2-0 White lead with a backhand shot coming through the top of the crease.

Gambrell got Grey on the board when he knocked in a loose puck to the right of the goal. The initial shot from Luke Lockhart hit White goalie Brandon Glover in the mask.

White closed out the game with goals from Swenson, off assists from Carter Folk and Roberts Lipsbergs, and Daniel Wray on assists from Nash Dabb and Brayden Low.

Scrimmage 4 Recap
Nash Dabb and Mathew Barzal each had two goals in the last rookie scrimmage at Training Camp to lead Team Blue to a 5-3 victory over Team Grey.

Nash Dabb put Blue in front 1-0 with a goal in the first minute of the scrimmage. Nick Holowko and Mathew Barzal had assists on the goal.

Barzal gave Blue a 2-0 lead when he beat the Grey goalie with a wrist shot on a two-on-one break.

Grey cut the lead to one when Austin Adamson scored midway through the half.

Barzal got the lead back to two goals when he tipped a Kevin Wolf point shot past the Grey goalie

In the second half, Dabb extended the lead to three when he tipped in a Zach Lamothe point shot.

Adamson scored Grey’s second goal when he converted a pass from Tyler Kreklewich.

Carter Folk gave Blue the three-goal lead back when he scored off a scramble in front of the Grey net.

Michal Holub got Grey’s final goal by roofing the puck past the Blue goalie from in close.

Scrimmage 3
Center Mathew Barzal had a hat trick and right wing Dylan Gambrell had a goal and two assists to help lead Team Blue to a 4-3 victory over Team Grey Friday morning in Scrimmage 3 of Training Camp.

Left wing William Eichorst had two goals for Team Grey in the loss.

The teams played two 30-minute halves.

Hunter Lester of Team Grey opened the scoring just under a minute into the game. Barzal tied the game 1-1 in the middle of the first half. Gambrell had an assist on Barzal’s first goal of the game. The game was tied 1-1 after one half.

Grey took a 2-1 lead on a goal from Eichorst early in the second half. Gambrell tied the game 2-2 for Blue. Barzal then scored two goals to give Blue a 4-2 lead. Gambrell had an assist on Blue’s fourth goal.

Grey got to within a goal when Eichorst redirected a Riley Mohr point shot past the Blue goalie.

Scrimmage 2 Recap
Team Blue scored three unanswered goals in the second half of the second Training Camp scrimmage to come back and defeat Team Grey 4-3.

The teams played two 30-minute halves. Team Grey led 3-1 after one half on goals from Michal Holub, Tanner Blight and Keegan Kolesar.

Jordan Ross scored for Blue to cut the Grey lead to 2-1 before Kolesar scored.

Team Blue carried the play in the second half getting goals from Jordan Roberge, Nick Holowko and Evan Cusmano. Mathew Barzal had assists on two of the second half Blue goals, giving him four in two scrimmages on Thursday.

Scrimmage 1 Recap

Right wing Luke Van Schaack had two goals and center Mathew Barzal had two assists to lead Team Blue to a 5-0 victory over Team Grey in the first scrimmage of the T-Birds 2012-13 Training Camp.

The teams played two 30-minute periods. Blue got goals from Tristan Simm, Carter Folk and Van Schaack in the first period. Barzal had assists on the first and third goals of the period.

Jordan Funk and Van Schaak scored for Blue in the second period. Funk’s goal was unassisted. Jordan Ross and Zach Lamothe had the assists on Van Schaack’s second goal.

The scrimmages on Sunday, August 26, will have three teams playing. Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey will each play two periods of the scrimmage that starts at 9:00am and 4:30pm.

The Thunderbirds have a six-game preseason schedule. They will play two games at the Everett Silvertips preseason tournament at Comcast Arena. The T-Birds play the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, August 31, at 3:00pm and the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, September 2, at 1:00pm.

The T-Birds will then travel to Kennewick for two games at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center. On Friday, September 7, the T-Birds will face the Tri-City Americans at 7:00pm. On Saturday, September 8, the T-Birds will play the Winterhawks at 3:00pm.

The T-Birds finish out the preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against the Everett Silvertips. The T-Birds host the Silvertips on Friday, September 14, at 7:35pm at ShoWare Center. They are at Comcast Arena in Everett to play the Silvertips at 7:05pm. Single game tickets for the home preseason game will go on sale August 23.

The T-Birds will open the 2012-13 regular season against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 22 at 7:05pm.

Thursday, August 23
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 1: Team Blue 5, Team White 0
Scrimmage 2: Team Blue vs. Team Grey, 4:30pm

Friday, August 24
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 3:
Team Blue 4, Team Grey 3
Scrimmage 4:
Team Blue 5, Team Grey 3

Saturday, August 25
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 5:
Team Blue 4, Team White 1
                    Team Blue 2, Team Grey 1, OT
                    Team White 4, Team Grey 1

Sunday, August 26
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 6:
Team White 5, Team Blue 1
                     Team White 3, Team Grey 1
                     Team Blue 3, Team Grey 2
Scrimmage 7:  Team White 5, Team Grey 2
                     Team White 3, Team Blue 2
                     Team Blue 7, Team Grey 2

Monday, August 27
At ShoWare Center
Blue White Game:
Team Blue 3, Team White 2, OT

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