Rybinski had a goal and two assists in the game and has four goals and six assists in his last four games.
Conner Bruggen-Cate and Keltie Jeri-Leon each had a goal and an assist in the game. Bruggen-Cate has four goals and four assists in the last four games and Jeri-Leon has four goals and five assists in the last five games.
This was the first of three games in the Central Division for the T-Birds. They play the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday at 6:30pm and the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday at 2pm.
T-Birds next home game at accesso ShoWare Center is Saturday, January 11, against the Everett Silvertips at 6:05pm in our annual Fred Meyer Teddy Bear Toss presented by WARM 106.9 FM. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Seattle came back from a goal down in the middle of the third period when Max Patterson tied the game 4-4 at 12:50. Cade McNelly made a very good play to keep the puck in the offensive zone at the left point. McNelly skated into the slot and put a backhand shot on goal. The puck rebounded off Thomson and went around the left wall. Bruggen-Cate got the puck and fed Lucas Ciona, who was covering for a pinching McNelly, at the left point. Ciona took slap shot with McNelly screening Thomson. The shot came to Patterson to the left of the net and he banged it past the prone goalie for his fifth goal of the season.
Seattle goalie Roddy Ross had 25 saves and his record is now 11-14-2-1.
Lethbridge went in front 1-0 at 3:16 of the first period on a goal from Chase Wheatcroft.
Justin Hall tied the game 3-3 for Lethbridge at 11:13 of the second.
The Hurricanes took a 4-3 lead at 13:15 of the second on a five-on-three power-play goal by Logan Barlage.
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 – 1, Lethbridge, Wheatcroft 4 (Wilson, Hall), 3:16. 2, Seattle, Rybinski 9 (Kukuca, Jeri-Leon), 7:39 (pp). 3, Lethbridge, Stringer 5 (Wilson, Wheatcroft), 12:30 (pp). 4, Seattle, Bruggen-Cate 8, 19:45.Penalties – McNelly, Sea (checking to the head), :21. Barlage, Let (interference), 7:00. Ashton, Sea (kneeing), 10:57. Wilson, Let (tripping), 14:05.