Ross Brilliantly Backstops T-Birds To Win Over Silvertips

Brian Liesse

Volcan scores both goals in 2-1 victory over Everett

KENT, March 9, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Roddy Ross put on a goaltending clinic Saturday night in front of 5,776 fans at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the T-Birds to a 2-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips.

Ross had 16 saves in the first period, 17 saves in the second period and 13 saves in the third period. Ross is now 14-4-1-2.

The T-Birds were called for checking from behind with 1:51 left in the game. Everett pulled goalie Dustin Wolf for the extra attacker and a six-on-four man advantage. Seattle blocked several shots and battled to the end to win the game.

Seattle’s magic number to clinch the second wild card playoff spot in the Western Conference is one win. The T-Birds next game is against the Vancouver Giants Tuesday at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. If the T-Birds win they clinch a playoff spot.

Volcan_Body_030919Nolan Volcan grabbed the T-Birds a 1-0 lead at 9:34 of the second period with a power-play goal. Simon Kubicek took a slap shot from center ice with Volcan in the slot. Volcan tipped the shot down and it went through Everett goalie Dustin Wolf. Sean Richards had the second assist.

Everett tied the game 1-1 at 14:37 of the second on a goal from Robbie Holmes. Connor Dewar and Zack Andrusiak has the assists.

Volcan scored the winning goal with 2:21 left in the game. Matthew Wedman took a shot from the right circle that hit the end boards and came to Volcan at the low left circle. Volcan threw the puck on net as Wolf lunged to get over but could not make the save. Simon Kubicek had the second assist.

Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

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 – No scoring. Penalties – McNelly, Sea (cross checking), 4:30. McNelly, Sea (major-fighting), 8:09. Mitchell, Evt (major-fighting), 8:09. Wedman, Sea (tripping), 15:20.

Second period – 1, Seattle, Volcan 22 (Kubicek, Richards), 9:34 (pp). 2, Everett, Holmes 12 (Dewar, Andrusiak), 14:37. Penalties – Vitelli, Evt (hooking), 7:43.

Third period – 3, Seattle, Volcan 24 (Wedman, Kubicek), 17:39. Penalties – Bauer, Sea (checking from behind), 18:09.

Shots on goal – Seattle 3-10-7 20, Everett 16-18-13 47. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 47 shots-46 saves (14-4-1-2); Everett, Wolf 20-18 (41-14-2-1). Power plays – Seattle 1-1; Everett 0-3. A – 5,776. Referees – Kyle Kowalski, Steve Papp. Linesmen – Adam Harris, Michael McGowan.

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