Thunderbirds Drop Tight Battle to Everett – Seattle Thunderbirds

Everett, WA. – A rise in the third period was narrow and the Seattle Thunderbirds lost a 5-2 decision against the Everett Silvertips Sunday at Angel of the Winds Arena. The defeat ended a busy weekend with the T-Birds losing two out of three games. The Thunderbirds return to the Accesso ShoWare Center this Wednesday to host the Kamloops Blazers. Play time is 7:05 p.m.

Seattle dropped two goals before halfway through the first period. Everett struck first with an even goal from Olen Zellweger at 5:03, then added a Ronan Seeley power play goal at 7:41.

Despite the early backlog, Thunderbirds Head Coach felt that his team was ready to play. “I thought we were ready to go, we were strengthened and had good energy at the start of the game.” He said sometimes you have to give your opponent credit. “They played some good games, hit the point with a nice shot and then added one on power play.”

Before the end of the first period, the T-Bögel got one back with their own power play goal from Jeremy Hanzel at 7.44 p.m., assisted by Matt Rempe and Lucas Ciona. The second section began with a 4-on-4 game between the two teams. Just 30 seconds later, the Silvertips restored their two-goal lead when Jackson Berezowski put back his own rebound.

Towards the end of the second period, T-birds Center Matt Rempe was rated a five-minute boarding major. From the scramble that followed, Everett ended up with a three-minute power play to begin the third period. Seattle not only killed it, but they also prevented the ‘Tips’ from shooting on goal. O’Dette said the penalty kill helped turn the tide on Seattle. “The penalty shoot-out did a great job. We talked in the space (between periods) that it was going to be a momentum-changing penalty shootout, and that’s exactly what we did. “

Seattle used the momentum from their penalty shoot-out to attack. They consistently braked Everett in their own end and eventually pulled a penalty against the Silvertips. Back in power play for the first time since the first period, the T-Birds closed at 3-2 when Conner Roulette scored his team’s ninth goal of the season at 8:08, supported by Kevin Korchinski and Mekai Sanders.

Seattle continued to push and fired 13 shots into the net in the last 20 minutes but couldn’t find an equalizer. Her last, best chance came 90 seconds before the end, but was denied at the door. Everett then cemented her victory with two net late empty gates.

Despite the defeat, O’Dette was pleased with his player’s performance, especially in the third third of the last game of a busy weekend. “What a group of characters. We’re playing right. There is no stopping there. One of those times would get the real jump. I’m super proud of the guys. ”He added that they are not happy with the loss. “We are devastated. We’re down at the moment, but I thought it was a nice effort to build on. “


Henrik Rybinski missed his second straight game with an upper body injury sustained in Spokane on Friday. It is listed as day by day. In his absence, O’Dette gave Sanders more minutes, including on the top power play unit. “He played great. He has earned the chance to take on more responsibility and is making the most of it. It’s proof of his hard work. “

Two Thunderbirds, Scott Ratzlaff and Sam Oremba, are leaving this week for the U17 Capital City Challenge. The tournament will take place in Ottawa from November 26th to December 1st.

Comments are closed.