T-Birds Drill Oil Kings

Brian Liesse

Kubicek, Philp and Andrusiak have two goals each in 7-3 win over Edmonton

KENT, October 13, 2018 — Simon Kubicek, Noah Philp and Zack Andrusiak each had two goals Saturday night at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 7-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Dillon Hamaliuk had a goal and two assists in the game and now had six goals and nine assist for 15 points in the first seven games of the season.

Goalie Liam Hughes made 38 saves on 41 shots and his record is now 5-1-0-0.

Defenseman Jake Lee moving the puck up the ice.
Defenseman Jake Lee moving the puck up the ice.

Jake Lee had four assists in the game and now has a goal and nine assists in the first seven games of the season.

The T-Birds next game is Tuesday, October 16, against the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. This is the first 2-for-Tuesday game of the season and will feature two-for-one ticket and beer specials and $2 hot dogs, pop corn and soda.

Seattle (5-1-1-0) took a 1-0 lead 3:40 into the game on Kubicek’s third goal of the season. Andrej Kukuca worked the puck out of the left corner to Lee at the left point. Lee crossed the puck to Kubicek at the right point and he skated to center ice. Kubicek took a wrist shot with Nolan Volcan screening Edmonton goalie Dylan Myskiw high.

Edmonton (5-6-0-1) tied the game 1-1 at 4:14 of the first on a goal from Brett Kemp. Carter Souch and Wyatt McLeod had the assists.

The Oil Kings outshot the T-Birds 18-10 in the first period.

Kubicek put the T-Birds up 2-1 at 3:26 of the second period. Kubicek took a slap shot from the top of the right circle with traffic in front of Myskiw beating the goalie low. Lee and Payton Mount had the assists.

Dillon Hamaliuk sneaks the puck through Edmonton goalie Dylan Myskiw’s legs for his sixth goal of the season.

Seattle extended the lead to 3-1 at 5:11 of the second on a shorthanded goal from Hamaliuk. Tyrel Bauer worked the puck up the left wall off a faceoff to Philp. Philp entered the offensive zone on the left wing and then feathered a pass to Hamaliuk streaking down the slot. Hamaliuk beat Myskiw through the legs for his sixth goal of the season.

Edmonton cut the T-Birds lead to one at 8:20 of the second on a goal by Liam Keeler. Brett Kemp and Carter Souch had the assists.

The Oil Kings tied the game 3-3 at 8:20 of the second when Scott Atkinson scored.  Andrei Pavlenko and Vladimir Alistrov had the assists.

Andrusiak put the T-Birds in front 4-3 with 20 seconds left in the second. Volcan worked the puck down the right-wing wall to Andrusiak in the corner. Andrusiak skated to the low right circle and snapped a wrist shot over Myskiw’s left shoulder for his fourth goal of the season. Matthew Wedman had the second assist.

The Oil Kings outshot the T-Birds 14-13 in the second period and led 32-23 in shots after two periods.

Noah Philp scored two power-play goals in 24 seconds early in the third period to give the T-Birds a 6-3 lead.

On the first one Lee took a wrist shot from the mid-point. The puck rebounded off Myskiw to the goalie’s left. Philp sprinted towards the loose puck and chipped it over a diving Myskiw at 2:13. Hamaliuk had the second assist.

Philp took a pass from Hamaliuk at the top of the right circle and skated towards Myskiw. Philp made a move right then whipped the puck through the goalie’s legs at 2:40. Lee had the second assist.

The T-Birds capped the scoring at 15:06 of the third on Andrusiak’s second goal of the game. Jaxan Kaluski made a power move through the right circle and put a backhand shot on goal. The puck rebounded off Myskiw to Andrusiak and he deposited behind the goalie. Volcan had the second assist.

Seattle outshot Edmonton 15-8 in the third period. The Oil Kings outshot the T-Birds 41-38 in the game.

Myskiw had 31 saves on 38 shots.

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

Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period – 1, Seattle, Kubicek 3 (Lee, Kukuca), 3:40. 2, Edmonton, Kemp 7 (Souch, McLeod), 4:14. Penalties – Volcan, Sea (interference), 4:55. Lee, Sea (holding), 15:34.

Second period – 3, Seattle, Kubicek 4 (Lee, Mount), 3:26. 4, Seattle, Hamaliuk 6 (Philp, Bauer), 5:11 (sh). 5, Edmonton, Keeler 1 (Kemp, Souch), 8:20. 6, Edmonton, Atkinson 3 (Pavlenko, Alistrov) 16:53. 7, Seattle, Andrusiak 5 (Volcan, Wedman), 19:40. Penalties – Williams, Sea (tripping), 4:58.

Third period – 8, Seattle, Philp 5 (Hamaliuk, Lee), 2:13 (pp). 9, Seattle, Philp 6 (Lee, Hamaliuk), 2:41 (pp). 10, Seattle, Andrusiak 6 (Kaluski, Volcan), 15:06. Penalties – Lawson, Edm (hooking), 2:04. Fix-Wolansky, Edm (roughing), 2:32. Wedman, Sea (hooking), 7:12. Kemp, Edm (roughing), 8:47. Dowhaniuk, Edm (tripping), 11:06. Davidson, Sea (major-fighting), 18:43. Luypen, Edm (major-fighting), 18:43.

Shots on goal – Seattle 10-13-15 38, Edmonton 18-14-9 41. Goalies – Seattle, Hughes 41 shots-38 saves (5-1-0-0); Edmonton, Myskiw 38-31 (3-5-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 2-4; Edmonton 0-4. A – 3,656. Referees – Jeff Ingram, Ian Jendro. Linesmen – Trevor Beaton, Brett Mackey.

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