KENT, November 22, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Blake Lyda made 35 saves Saturday night in front a season high 6,143 fans at accesso ShoWare Center to lead the T-Birds to a 3-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades.
The T-Birds next game is Wednesday against the Victoria Royals at accesso ShoWare Center at 7:05pm. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Lyda made nine saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period and 15 saves in the third period. He was at his best in the last 1:41 of the game as the Blades pulled their goalie for an extra attacker down one goal. Lyda made several good saves and stopped the Blades final push with eight seconds left off a faceoff.
The Blades cut the T-Birds lead back to one goal at 1:16 of the third period on a power-play goal by Matej Toman.
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, Seattle, Jeri-Leon 7 (Wedman, Bauer), :25. 2, Seattle, Kubicek 4 (Kukuca, Bruggen-Cate), 16:13.Penalties – Kukuca, Sea (interference) ,:47. Jeri-Leon, Sea (high-sticking), 5:12. Wouters, Sas (tripping), 14:24.
Second period – 3, Saskatoon, Kneen 5 (Walford, Plaschewsky), 2:54. 4, Seattle, Mount 4 (Bruggen-Cate, Wedman), 8:01 (pp). Penalties – McNelly, Sea (cross checking), 3:48. De La Gorgendiere, Sas (tripping), 7:32. Bench, Sas (too many men-served by Kjemhus), 15:48. Bruggen-Cate, Sea (slashing), 20:00.
Third period – 5, Saskatoon, Toman 4 (Florchuk, De La Gorgendiere), 1:16 (pp). Penalties – McKay, Sas (charging), 7:52. Rybinski, Sea (double minor-roughing, 10 minute misconduct), 10:17. Kneen, Sas (roughing) 10:17.
Shots on goal – Seattle 12-10-13 35, Saskatoon 9-12-16 37. Goalies – Seattle, Lyda 37 shots-35 saves (1-4-0-0); Saskatoon, MacInnes 35-32 (3-2-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 2-4; Saskatoon 1-3. Referees – Bobby Jo Love, Dexter Rasmussen. Linesmen – Adam Brastad, Mark Heier.