KENT, November 27, 2019 — The Victoria Royals defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 6,038 at accesso ShoWare Center.
This was the second consecutive sellout for the T-Birds. There were 6,143 fans at accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday for the T-Birds 3-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades.
The T-Birds next game is Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena against the Everett Silvertips at 7:05pm.
The T-Birds next home game is Tuesday, December 10 at 7:05pm. This game is a Chick-fil-A 2-for-Tuesday game. All tickets, soda, popcorn, hot dogs and beer have special two-for-one prices. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
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Victoria tied the game 1-1 on a goal by Keanu Derungs at 4:23 of the first.
Gary Haden gave Victoria a 2-1 lead with a goal at 8:37 of the second period.
Kai Uchacz tied the game 2-2 at 10:40 of the second. Cade McNelly skated the puck to left point and shot it down the wall. The puck deflected off a stanchion right to Kai Uchacz in front of Farkas. Uchacz made a move and beat Farkas on the glove side. Simon Kubicek had the second assist.
The Royals took a 3-2 lead on a goal by Haden at 13:42 of the second.
Seattle pulled goalie Roddy Ross for an extra attacker with 1:48 left in the game. Victoria’s Tarun Fizer hit the empty net with 1:33 left in the game to get their fourth goal.
The T-Birds pulled Ross a second time and battled in the Victoria zone but were not able to get a third goal.
First period – 1, Seattle, Rempe 2 (Kukuca), 1:24. 2, Victoria, Derungs 6 (Smith, Doust), 4:23. Penalties – Ciona, Sea (major-fighting), 12:20. Miller, Vic (major-fighting), 12:20. Bench, Sea (too many men-served by Roulette), 18:31. Miller, Vic (hooking), 19:07.
Second period – 3, Victoria, Haden 5 (Prowse, Smith), 8:37. 4, Seattle, Uchacz 1 (McNelly, Kubicek), 10:40. 5, Victoria, Haden 6 (Jones, Prowse), 13:42. Penalties – No penalties.
Third period – 6, Victoria, Fizer 5 (Prowse), 18:27 (en). Penalties – Wedman, Sea (tripping), 11:35. Gottfried, Sea (delay of game), 13:47.
Shots on goal – Seattle 8-9-9 26, Victoria 11-14-9 36. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 35 shots-32 saves (6-9-2-1); Victoria, Farkas 26-24 (8-4-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-1; Victoria 0-3. Referees – Adam Griffiths, Corey Koop. Linesmen – Michael McGowan, Cameron Wetmore.