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Roddy Ross Sends Tips Into Hibernation

Brian Liesse

T-Birds goalie has 46 saves in 4-1 win over Everett

KENT, February 16, 2019 — Roddy Ross made 46 saves Saturday night at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-1 win over the Everett Silvertips.

Ross stopped 12 shots in the first period and 17 shots in both the second and third periods. His record is now 10-4-0-1.

The T-Birds travel to Portland to play the Winterhawks on Sunday at 4pm in a game that is being televised on JOEtv Channel 22/110.

Ross_Teaser_021619-02Ross_Teaser_021619-02Seattle improves to 23-27-5-1 and they are the second wild card playoff team in the Western Conference five points ahead of the Kamloops Blazers. The Blazers have two games in hand on the T-Birds.

Everett took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Bryce Kindopp at 15:48 of the first period on assists from Conner Dewar and Zack Andrusiak.

Seattle tied it up 1-1 at 17:09 of the first on a power-play goal by Andrej Kukuca. Matthew Wedman chased the puck behind the Everett after a scramble play. Wedman sent the puck back into the crease and Kukuca jammed it past Everett goalie Dustin Wolf. Noah Philp had the second assist.

Kukuca now has a four-game goal streak. Wedman has a seven-game point streak and Philp has a six-game point streak.

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Matthew Wedman beats Everett goalie Dustin Wolf over the glove on Saturday, February 16, at accesso ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds went in front 2-1 at 11:12 of the second period. Wedman won a faceoff in the left circle back to Jarret Tyszka at the left point. Tyszka took a slap shot with traffic in front of Wolf. Tyszka’s shot beat Wolf over the glove for his sixth goal of the season.

Wedman extended the lead to 3-1 at 8:47 of the third period on the power play. Henrik Rybinski passed the puck from behind the net to Wedman in the slot and he one-timed the puck over Wolf’s glove for his 31st goal of the season. Kukuca had the second assist.

Everett pulled Wolf with 2:40 left in the game for an extra attacker and the T-Birds capitalized five second later. Noah Philp passed the puck up the left boards to Payton Mount in the neutral zone. Mount hit the empty to secure the win. Jake Lee had the second assist.

Wolf had 24 saves on 27 shots.

Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2018-19 season.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Everett, Kindopp 33 (Dewar, Andrusiak) 15:48 (pp). 2, Seattle, Kukuca 21 (Wedman, Philp), 17:03 (pp). Penalties – McNelly, Sea (cross checking), 4:04. Bauer, Sea (holding), 15:31. Holmes, Evt (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:19.

Second period – 3, Seattle, Tyszka 6 (Wedman), 11:12. Penalties – Williams, Sea (interference), 1:01. McNelly, Sea (cross checking), 6:44. Khaira, Evt (cross checking, 10-minute misconduct), 19:55. Vitelli, Evt (cross checking), 19:55. Rybinski, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 19:55. Richards, Sea (roughing), 19:55.

Third period – 4, Seattle, Wedman 31 (Rybinski, Kukuca), 8:47 (pp). Penalties – Fasko-Rudas, Evt (roughing), 3:10. Andrusiak, Evt (goaltender interference), 8:21.  Kukuca, Sea (high-sticking), 10:28. Berezowski, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Holmes, Evt (checking to the head, roughing), 19:47. Kindopp, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Paterson, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Bauer, Sea (roughing), 19:47. Carpendale, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Lee, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Volcan, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Wedman, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 19:47. Dewar, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 20:00. Kaluski, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 20:00.

Shots on goal – Seattle 12-8-8 28, Everett 13-17-17 47. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 47 shots-46 saves (10-4-0-1); Everett, Wolf 27-24 (34-13-1-1). Power plays – Seattle 2-4; Everett 1-5. A – 5,300. Referees – Michael Bean, Colin Watt. Linesmen – Michael Bean, Nathan Van Oosten.

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