Royals Double Up T-Birds

Brian Liesse

Rempe and Uchacz score in 4-2 loss to Victoria

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.

The T-Birds Holiday Premium Voucher Package is NOW available. 12 Flexible Vouchers valid for any home game from January 11, 2020, to March 21, 2020, are only $23 a voucher, which is a savings of almost 20%. There are no service charges or other fees to purchase our Holiday Premium Voucher Package. Fans can contact the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825) to purchase a Holiday Premium Voucher Package or purchase the package online.

Matthew Rempe skates up ice against the Victoria Royals.

Seattle took a 1-0 lead 1:24 into the game on Matthew Rempe’s second goal of the season. Andrej Kukuca stole the puck behind the Victoria net and brought it out front and got a shot off. Victoria goalie Shane Farkas made the save but puck pinballed around in the crease. Rempe was on his knees just outside the crease and banged the loose puck into the net.

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.

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