Rybinski and Wedman have two goals each in 6-4 win over Red Deer
KENT, February 15, 2019 — Henrik Rybinski and Matthew Wedman each had two goals Friday night in front of 4,575 at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-4 win over the Red Deer Rebels.
Noah Philp had a goal and an assist. Sean Richards and Jarret Tyszka each had two assists.
Seattle improves to 22-27-5-1 and now lead the Kamloops Blazers by three points for the second wild card playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blazers have one game in hand on the T-Birds.
The T-Birds host the Everett Silvertips on Saturday at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. They travel to Portland to play the Winterhawks on Sunday at 4pm in a game that is being televised on JOEtv Channel 22/110.
Seattle then scored three goals in 4:59 to make it 5-1.
Rybinski made it a two-goal lead at 10:13 on the power play. Tyszka crossed the puck to Philp at the right point. Philp skated to the top of the right circle and made a wrist pass with Rybinski in the slot. Philp’s pass went off Rybinski’s stick and past Fancy for his second goal of the game. Wedman had the second assist.
Rybinski scored his second of the game, at 15:14 of the, to make it 5-1. Tyszka put the puck in the left corner to Rybinski. Rybinski found Graeme Bryks in the low slot. Bryks took a shot that Fancy stopped but Rybinski followed the play and banged in the rebound for his fifth goal of the season.
Red Deer cut the T-Birds lead to two with goals by Alexander Alexeyev at 3:30 and Oleg Zaytsev at 4:03 of the third period.
Red Deer pulled Fancy with 2:57 left in the third for an extra attacker. It paid off as Reese Johnsons scored at 18:34 off an assist from Cameron Hausinger.
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.
First period – 1, Seattle, Philp 21 (Richards), 7:45. 2, Red Deer, Smith 10 (Morozoff), 8:22. Penalties – Richards, Sea (holding), 12:19. Zaytsev, RD (tripping), 14:50.
Third period – 7, Red Deer, Alexeyev 8 (Tarzwell), 1:25. 8, Red Deer, Zaytsev 11 (Hagel), 4:03. 9, Red Deer, Johnson 21 (Hausinger), 18:34. 10, Seattle, Wedman 30 (Kaluski, Bauer), 19:02 (en). Penalties – Alexeyev, RD (kneeing), 1:25. Lee, Sea (roughing), 6:28. Hausinger, RD (roughing), 6:28. Morozoff, RD (hooking), 9:01. Tyszka, Sea (cross checking), 9:27.
Shots on goal – Seattle 12-19-13 44, Red Deer 9-9-12 31. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 31 shots-27 saves (9-4-0-1); Red Deer, Fancy 43-38 (5-6-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 1-5; Red Deer 0-3. A – 4,575. Referees – Ian Jendro, Sean Raphael. Linesmen – Mark Heier, Brett Mackey.