Mount has two goals and assist in 6-5 shootout loss to Portland
KENT, January 25, 2020 — The Portland Winterhawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-5 in a shootout in front of 5,705 at accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday night.
The T-Birds next game is Tuesday against the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. The game is a Chick-fil-A 2-for-Tuesday game that features two-for-one tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and select beverages. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Portland’s Cross Hanas was the only shooter to convert in the shootout. Portland goalie Joel Hofer stopped Payton Mount, Andrej Kukuca and Simon Kubicek.
Seattle is now 18-22-3-2 and is in the second Wild Card playoff spot in the Western Conference, eight points ahead of the Tri-City Americans (14-25-4-1). The Vancouver Giants are in the first Wild Card playoff spot with a 19-20-3-2 record, two points ahead of the T-Birds with a game in hand.
Payton Mount had a goal and two assists, Matthew Rempe had a goal and an assist and Max Patterson had two assists as the T-Birds came back from a three-goal deficit to force overtime and a shootout.
The T-Birds made it a 2-0 lead at 7:01 of the first. Lucas Ciona passed the puck from the left corner to Max Patterson in the right corner. Patterson found Payton Mount all alone in the slot. Mount beat Hofer over the glove for his 10th goal of the season.
Portland cut the lead to one goal at 12:22 of the first when Cross Hanas scored.
The Winterhawks tied the game 2-2 on a shorthanded goal by Jaydon Dureau at 14:50 of the first.
Seth Jarvis scored on the power play at 16:51 and then at even strength at 18:32 to make it a 4-2 Winterhawks lead going into the first intermission.
Reece Newkirk scored on the power play at 4:31 of the second to put Portland in front 5-2.
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.