Wedman scores overtime game-winning goal for 4-3 win over Medicine Hat
KENT, February 9, 2019 — Matthew Wedman was the hero Saturday night at accesso ShoWare Center. But it was Andrej Kukuca who set him up, as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 in overtime in front of 4,053 fans.
The Tigers took the lead back at 18:18 of the second on a goal from Tyler Preziuso. Hamblin and Jevne had the assists.
Medicine Hat made it 3-1 when Ryan Chyzowski scored at 4:51 of the third period on assists from Jevne and Linus Nassen.
Seattle then scored two goals in 2:57 to tie the game 3-3.
Jake Lee held the puck just inside the offensive zone when he spotted Sean Richards skating down the slot. Lee hit Richards with a pass and Richards put a shot on net. Richards got his own rebound, shot again and Kukuca tipped it through Hollett’s legs at 10:18 for his second goal of the night.
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First period – 1, Medicine Hat, Hamblin 30 (Jevne, Nassen), 8:15 (pp). Penalties – Brown, MH (elbowing), 2:06. Richards, Sea (high-sticking), 7:38. Savey, Sea (charging), 8:58.
Second period – 2, Seattle, Kukuca 18 (Carpendale, Wedman), 11:58. 3, Medicine Hat, Preziuso 19 (Hamblin, Jevne), 18:18. Penalties – Wedman, Sea (slashing), 7:29. Wedman, Sea (tripping), 12:30.
Third period – 4, Medicine Hat, Chyzowski 19 (Jevne, Nassen), 3:54. 5, Seattle, Kukuca 17 (Richards, Lee), 10:18. 6, Seattle, Kukuca 18 (Philp, Lee), 13:15. Penalties – Rybinski, Sea (roughing), 3;54. Clayton, MH (roughing), 3:54.
Shots on goal – Seattle 14-8-15-3 40, Medicine Hat 11-10-8-1 30. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 30 shots-27 saves (8-3-0-1); Medicine Hat, Hollett 40-36 (14-14-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-1, Medicine Hat 1-4. A – 4,053. Referees – Brayden Arcand, Jeff Ingram. Linesmen – Mark Heier, Justin Nicol.