Gottfried and Kukuca score in 5-2 loss to Tri-City
KENNEWICK, November 1, 2019 — The Tri-City Americans defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Friday night at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
The T-Birds are in Portland on Saturday to face the Winterhawks at 6pm at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast in Seattle on JOEtv Channel 22/Cable 110. This is the first of eight games between the T-Birds and Winterhawks being broadcast on JOEtv this season. The T-Birds released the JOEtv broadcast schedule on October 30.
The T-Birds return to accesso ShoWare Center on Friday, November 8, and will take on the Kamloops Blazers at 7:35pm. This game is the team’s second Dave and Buster’s Pub Night of the season. Fans can get 10 tickets, 10 beers and 10 hats for $220. To purchase a Dave and Buster’s Pub Night special call the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825).
Reid Schaefer made his T-Birds debut against the Americans. Schaefer was selected by the T-Birds in the eighth round, 164th overall, in the 2018 Bantam Draft. He signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team on September 2, 2018.
Tri-City (8-5-0-0) tied the game 1-1 at 8:38 of the second on a power-play goal by Edge Lambert.
Seattle killed off 1:28 of a Americans five-on-three power play with just under eight minutes left in the second. Matthew Wedman almost put the T-Birds in front on a breakaway down two men, but he hit the right post with his shot.
The Americans took a 2-1 lead on an unassisted goal by Samuel Stewart at 16:52 of the second.
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 2019-20 season.
First period – No scoring. Penalties – Lajoie, Tri (tripping), 13:41. Krivokrasov, Tri (tripping), 15:33.
Second period – 1, Seattle, Gottfried 1 (Kubicek, Ross), 4:45. 2, Tri-City, Lambert 3 (Mutala, Olson), 8:38 (pp). 3, Tri-City, Stewart 1, 16:52. Penalties – Kubicek, Sea (tripping), :41. Lambert, Tri (roughing), 1:40. Bateman, Sea (roughing), 1:40. Gottfried, Sea (tripping), 2:39. Gottfried, Sea 7:45. Kubicek, Sea (holding), 11:29. Bauer, Sea (boarding), 12:03. Morozoff, Sea (hooking), 14:48. Hrabik, Tri (interference), 19:20.