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Seattle Thunderbirds Press Release:
KENT, October 7, 2016 – Alexander True scored two goals Friday night to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-1 victory over the Victoria Royals in front of 4,346 fans at ShoWare Center.
T-Birds general manager Russ Farwell announced after the game against the Royals the team acquired goalie Matt Berlin from the Spokane Chiefs for a conditional selection in the 2018 Bantam Draft.
This season Berlin has appeared in one game for Chiefs, playing 10 minutes in their season opening game against the Tri-City Americans. In seven career WHL games with the Chiefs Berlin has a 1-1-2-0 record with a 4.45 goals against average and .847 save percentage.
The T-Birds killed off three Victoria power plays in the first period. The Royals outshot the T-Birds 10-7 in the first period.
Seattle took a 1-0 lead at 1:33 of the second period. Sami Moilanen and Cavin Leth worked the puck out of the right corner. Moilanen brought the puck around the Victoria net and found Alexander True in the slot. True beat Victoria goalie Dylan Myskiw with wrist shot over the blocker.
The line of True, Moilanen and Leth struck again at 5:36 of the second on the power play. Leth passed the puck to Moilanen on the goal line. Moilanen drew a defenseman towards him and then passed True on top of the crease. True tapped the puck past Myskiw for his fourth goal of the season.
Seattle outshot Victoria 11-9 in the second period. Victoria led 19-8 in shots after two periods.
The T-Birds took a 3-1 lead at 3:09 of the third period. Scott Eansor took a shot that rebounded off Myskiw to the left of the goal. Nolan Volcan had his back to the net and backhanded the puck while falling down past Myskiw. Ethan Bear had the second assist.
Victoria avoided the shutout with a power-play goal by Chaz Reddekopp at 12:14 of the third. Tyler Soy had the only assist.
Victoria outshot the T-Birds 10-9 in third period and 29-27 in the game.
Seattle goalie Rylan Toth had 28 saves on 29 shots to get his first win of the season.
Myskiw made 26 saves on 29 shots and his record is now 0-1-0-0.
The T-Birds next game is Tuesday against the Chiefs at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm. This is the first Director’s Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday of the season. Tickets to the game against the Chiefs are all 2-for-1. There are concession specials at the game including 2-for-1 beer purchases and $2 soda, hot dogs and popcorn.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2016-17 season are currently on sale. Fans can purchase single game tickets online or at the ShoWare Center box office.
T-Birds 2016-17 season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
First period – No scoring. Penalties – Volcan, Sea (hooking), 8:12. Moilanen, Sea (tripping), 12:38. Wedman, Sea (tripping), 17:03.
Second period – 1, Seattle, True 3 (Moilanen, Leth), 1:33. 2, Seattle, True 4 (Moilanen, Leth), 5:36 (pp). Penalties – Pachel, Vic (tripping), 4:59. Neuls, Sea (major-fighting), 8:37. Bargar, Vic (major-fighting), 8:37. Neuls, Sea (major-fighting), 8:37. Oliver, Vic (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:37. Harsch, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:37. Gagnon, Vic (slashing), 9:29. Reddekopp, Vic (tripping), 10:36.
Third period – 3, Seattle, Volcan 1 (Eansor, Bear), 3:09. 4, Victoria, Reddekopp 1 (Soy), 12:14 (pp). Penalties – Pachal, Vic (tripping), 4:39. Walford, Vic (roughing), 11:37. Leth, Sea (double minor-roughing), 11:37. Ottenbreit, Sea (holding), 17:59.

Shots on goal – Seattle 7-11-9 27, Victoria 10-9-10 29. Goalies – Seattle, Toth 29 shots-28 saves (1-2-0-0); Victoria, Myskiw 27-24 (0-1-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-4; Victoria 1-6. A – 4,346. Referees – Jason Nissen, Andrew Wilk. Linesmen – Zack Brooks, Jarrod Boman.

Victoria Royals Press Release:

Kent, WA- The Victoria Royals dropped a 3-1 decision to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday night at the ShoWare Center.

Thunderbirds’ forward Alexander True tallied a pair of goals, including the game winner early in the middle frame. Seattle’s Nolan Volcan added insurance for the homeside in the final stanza. Victoria’s Chaz Reddekopp registered the club’s lone goal on the powerplay in the third period.

Royals’ netminder Dylan Myskiw, who made his first career WHL start, stopped 24 of the 27 shots directed at him. Thunderbirds’ goaltender Rylan Toth turned aside 28 of the 29 pucks he faced.

Victoria held a mark of 1/6=16.7% on the man-advantage, while Seattle went 1/4=25.0%.

The Royals are back in action tomorrow night in Spokane to take on the Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. Victoria will then continue their road trip in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 11th to face the Tigers and Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 12thagainst the Hurricanes. Puck drop for both contests is at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). The Royals will conclude their trip on Friday, October 14th vs. the Edmonton Oil Kings at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Victoria returns home on Tuesday, October 18th to take on the Saskatoon Blades at 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7889 or by visiting www.selectyourtickets.com.

Show your true blue by joining the Royals’ family. Ticket packages start from as low as $80 and include great benefits such as exclusive gifts, early entrance, newsletters and rain check nights for unused tickets. Get the full details by calling 250-220-7889 or by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com.

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