Kent, Wash – The Seattle Thunderbirds scored 4 third period goals in a 7-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Wednesday night.
The Thunderbirds (11-11-1-0) opened the scoring with a couple of odd-man rushes with Richards Lipsbergs and Connor Honey giving them a 2-0 lead.
The ICE (7-13-1-0) scored midway through the period with Zach McPhee jumping past a defenseman at their blueline and had a partial breakaway and found the net with a low shot to the stick side.
McPhee has 4 goals in his last 5 games
Early in the second period the Thunderbirds made it 3-1 with a powerplay goal from Riley Sheen.
In the third period the ICE got within a goal as Jakub Prochazka scored his 1st career goal on a rebound.
Seattle’s Luke Lockart scored 2 goals in a span 1:14 to make it 5-2.
The ICE then scored a shorthanded goal with Jordyn Boyd backhanding a shot over the goalies reaching pad.
Seattle quickly made it 6-3 with Justin Hickman scoring on a redirection.
With the clubs’ skating 4-on-4 Jordyn Boyd got his 2nd of the period.
ICE pulled their goalie with 1:11 left in the game and Alexander Delnov ended the scoring with an empty netter.
The ICE will visit Portland on Friday afternoon.
ICE Scratches – Erik Benoit (6th game day-to-day), Spencer Wand (2nd game 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (1st game 1-2 weeks).
Seattle 11-11-1-0 Kootenay 7-13-1-0
1, Seattle, Lipsbergs 6 (Honey, Delnov), 7:15.
2, Seattle, Honey 8 (Lipsbergs, Delnov), 10:03.
3, Kootenay, McPhee 4 (Leach), 10:33.
Penalties-Lockhart Sea (tripping), 11:09; Dirk Ktn (interference), 13:52.
4, Seattle, Sheen 6 (Delnov, Theodore), 4:49 (PP).
Penalties-Martin Ktn (tripping), 2:59; Wardley Sea (cross checking), 6:59.
5, Kootenay, Prochazka 1 (Cable), 6:17.
6, Seattle, Lockhart 9 (Hickman, Sheen), 7:20.
7, Seattle, Lockhart 10 (Sheen, Hickman), 8:34.
8, Kootenay, Boyd 3 (Descheneau), 12:27 (SH).
9, Seattle, Hickman 4 (Sheen, Hauf), 14:12.
10, Kootenay, Boyd 4 (Descheneau, Philp), 18:08.
11, Seattle, Delnov 9 (Forsberg), 19:53 (EN).
Penalties-Lipsbergs Sea (high sticking), 1:16; Muth Ktn (high sticking), 11:32; O'Connor Ktn (cross checking), 17:19; Sanvido Sea (interference), 17:19; McPhee Ktn (roughing), 19:19; Hauf Sea (roughing), 19:19.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 11-15-13-39. Seattle 7-6-20-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Seattle 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 7-8-0-0 (32 shots-26 saves). Seattle, Glover 10-8-1-0 (39 shots-35 saves).
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Ryan Benbow (62).
Linesmen-Mark Heier (125), Adam Brastad (132).