Gustafson and Penner make T-Birds debuts in 5-1 win over Tri-City
KENT, December 13, 2019 — Ten different players had a point Friday night at accesso ShoWare Center as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Tri-City Americans 5-1.
Payton Mount had two goals, Zach Ashton had three assists, and Conner Roulette had two assists as the T-Birds put a season high 57 shots on goal. Seattle had 20 shots in the first period, 14 shots in the second period and 23 shots in the third period.
The T-Birds host the Spokane Chiefs 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.
On Sunday they travel to Portland face the Winterhawks at 5pm. This game will broadcast locally on JOEtv Channel 22/Cable 110.
Jordan Gustafson and Spencer Penner made their T-Birds debuts in the game.
Gustafson was selected in first round, eighth overall, in the 2019 Bantam Draft. Gustafson signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team on May 22, 2019. He was called up from the Fort Saskatchewan in the AMHL and has seven goals and 12 assist for 19 points in 18 games.
Penner was selected by the team in the second round, 29th overall, in the 2019 Bantam Draft. Penner signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team on May 29, 2019. He is currently playing with the Eastman Selects in the MMHL and has one goal and eight assists for nine points in 19 games.
Seattle took a 1-0 lead at 6:04 of the first period on Matthew Rempe’s fourth goal of the season. Roulette chipped the puck off the right wall to Keltie Jeri-Leon on the right wing in the neutral zone. Jeri-Leon centered the puck to Rempe coming off the bench to put him on a breakaway. Rempe came down on Tri-City goalie Beck Warm and went to his left to try and lift a backhand shot past the goalie. Warm made the save but slid past the post as the puck lay in the crease. Rempe from behind the net used his long reach to poke the puck into the net for his fourth goal of the season.
Mount put the T-Birds in front 2-0 at 11:24 of the second period. Max Patterson took the puck hard to the net from the left wing. Patterson’s shot rebounded to Ashton at the right point. Ashton took a wrist shot with Patterson screening the goalie that came into the slot. Mount, skating right to left, corralled the loose puck, waited out Warm, and beat the goalie by roofing a backhand shot for his seventh goal of the season.
Seattle goalie Roddy Ross made 21 saves to get the win.
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First period – 1, Seattle, Rempe 4 (Jeri-Leon, Roulette), 6:04. Penalties – Bjorklund, Tri (checking from behind), 2:23. Davidson, Sea (major-fighting), 4:44. Greenway, Tri (major-fighting), 4:44. Mutala, Tri (hooking), 9:12. Ashton, Sea (holding), 17:54.