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T-Birds Fall To Winterhawks In Tight Contest

Portland Winterhawks/ Keith Dwiggins

Morozoff scores in 2-1 loss to Portland

PORTLAND, November 2, 2019 — The Portland Winterhawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1 Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The T-Birds return to accesso ShoWare Center on Friday, November 8, and will take on the Kamloops Blazers at 7:35pm. This game is the team’s second Dave and Buster’s Pub Night of the season. Fans can get 10 tickets, 10 beers and 10 hats for $220. To purchase a Dave and Buster’s Pub Night special call the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825).

This game was the first of eight games between the T-Birds and Winterhawks being broadcast on JOEtv this season. The T-Birds released the JOEtv broadcast schedule on October 30.

Seattle goalie Blake Lyda was very strong in net tonight making 36 saves to keep his team in the game.

Lyda was pulled for an extra attacker with 1:29 left in the game. Matthew Wedman and Andrej Kukuca each had a good scoring chance but Portland goalie Joel Hofer stopped them both and then iced puck with 22 seconds left in the game and called timeout. Seattle kept six skaters on the ice and kept the pressure on but coudld not get the tying goal.

Portland (10-3-0-1) took a 1-0 lead on a goal by John Ludvig at 8:54 of the first period.

The Winterhawks went in front 2-0 at 5:52 of the second period on a goal by Reece Newkirk.

Seattle (5-7-2-1) cut the Portland lead to one on an unassisted goal from Alex Morozoff at 13:21 of the second. Morozoff got a loose puck in front of the Portland net and beat goalie Joel Hofer high for his second goal of the season.

Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

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.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Portland, Ludvig 8 (Mannek, Dureau), 8:54. Penalties – Cicek, Por (holding), 2:11. Davidson, Sea (high-sticking), 11:59. Gricius, Por (tripping), 14:05. Brondberg, Por (hooking), 17:40.

Second period – 2, Portland, Newkirk 4 (Jarvis, Knak), 5:52. 3, Seattle, Morozoff 2, 13:21. Penalties – Hanus, Por (interference), 7:32. Bateman, Sea (roughing), 18:00. Newkirk, Por (roughing), 18:00.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Kubicek, Sea (holding), 3:44. Horon, Sea (high sticking), 15:48.

Shots on goal – Seattle 15-9-6 30, Portland 8-15-0 38. Goalies – Seattle, Lyda 38 shots-36 saves (0-3-0-0); Portland, Hofer 30-29 (10-2-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 0-4; Portland 0-3. Referees – Steve Papp, Sean Raphael. Linesmen – Michael Bean, Ron Dietterle.

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