Bruggen-Cate and Mount score in 3-2 loss to Kelowna
KENT, November 22, 2019 — The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in a hard fought contest Friday night at accesso ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds play the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Down a goal late in the third period Seattle pulled goalie Roddy Ross for an extra attacker. The T-Birds got several good chances but Kelowna goalie Cole Schwebius made the saves.
Kelowna took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Dalton Wilton at 12:01 of the first period.
The Rockets extended the lead to 2-0 with a power-play goal by Dillon Hamaliuk at 16:27 of the first.
Seattle tied the game 2-2 with two goals in 32 seconds in the second period.
Alex Morozoff moved the puck up the right wing to Andrej Kukuca. Kukuca made a cross ice pass to Conner Bruggen-Cate skating with speed up the left wing. Bruggen-Cate took the pass in stride, skated into the left circle and beat Kelowna goalie Cole Schwebius with a hard wrist shot over the glove at 7:30 of the second.
Kelowna was called for a penalty 22 seconds after Bruggen-Cate’s goal and the T-Birds capitalized. Kukuca had the puck along the left boards and passed it to Simon Kubicek at the left point. Kubicek skated to the midpoint and took a wrist shot with Payton Mount in the slot. Mount tipped Kubicek’s shot past Schwebius at 8:02 for his third goal of the season.
Hamaliuk scored at 9:24 of the third period to give the Rockets a 3-2 lead.
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