6,021 teddy bears and stuffed animals collected for WARM 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol
KENT, January 19, 2019 — Matthew Wedman had a hat trick Saturday night at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-4 win over the Victoria Royals on Fred Meyer Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by WARM 106.9 FM.
After Philp’s goal the 6,211 fans at accesso ShoWare Center threw 6,021 teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice. The bears and stuffed animals were collected by the WARM 106.9 FM Teddy Bear Patrol and are given to First Responders to give to children in times of crisis.
Seattle goalie Cole Schwebius had 18 saves on 22 shots to improve his record to 3-5-1-0 and get his first win on home ice.
Sean Richards and Nolan Volcan each had a goal and an assist and Rybinski had two assists.
The T-Birds next game is Tuesday against the Spokane Chiefs at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. It’s a 2-for-Tuesday game with 2-for-1 specials on tickets and beer and $2 hot dogs, popcorn and soda.
Victoria took the lead 4-3 at 7:25 of the third on a goal from Prowse. Kody McDonald and Ralph Jarratt had the assists.
Wedman tied the game a second time at 10:52 of the third. Wedman took a pass in the left circle from Andrej Kukuca and took a shot. Gould sprawled to make the save and play continued. After 1:01 of play the video goal judge buzzed the horn to let the officials know he was reviewing the play. After consultation with the referees the video goal judge determined Gould kicked the puck out the net just after it crossed the line. Jarret Tyszka had the second assist.
Victoria pulled Gould for an extra attacker with 1:37 left in the third period. Wedman quickly took advantage of the empty net and iced the game for the T-Birds six seconds after Gould was pulled. Rybinski and Richards had the assists.
Both teams had nine shots on goal in the third period and the T-Birds finished the game with a 35-22 advantage in shots.
Gould made 29 saves on 34 shots and his record is now 5-6-0-0.
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.
Shots on goal – Seattle 14-12-9 35, Victoria 2-11-9 22. Goalies – Seattle, Schwebius 22 shots-18 saves (3-5-1-0); Victoria, Gould 34-29 (5-6-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-6; Victoria 1-6. A – 6,211. Referees – Ian Jendro, Steve Papp. Linesmen – Ron Dietterle, Spencer Lockert.