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Winnipeg Skates Past T-Birds

Brian Liesse

Kubicek and Morozoff score in 5-2 loss to Winnipeg

KENT, November 19, 2019 — The Winnipeg ICE defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Tuesday night at accesso ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds travel to Kamloops to play the Blazers on Wednesday at 7pm. They are back at accesso ShoWare Center for games on Friday and Saturday. On Friday they play the Kelowna Rockets at 7:35pm and on Saturday they play the Saskatoon Blades at 6:05pm. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

Seattle took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Simon Kubicek at 12:34 of the first period. Henrik Rybinski passed the puck from the right wall to Kubicek at the right point. Kubicek skated the blue line and took a wrist shot that beat Winnipeg goalie Jesse Makaj on the blocker side. Payton Mount had the second assist.

Winnipeg tied the game 1-1 at 15:06 of the first on a power-play goal by Brad Ginnell.

The ICE went in front 2-1 at 6:06 of the second period on a goal from Jackson Leppard.

Michal Teply scored a power-play goal 42 seconds into the third period to give the ICE a 3-1 lead.

Alex Morozoff cut the ICE lead to one at 3:08 of the third. Conner Bruggen-Cate drove wide on the left wing past the defenseman and around the net. Bruggen-Cate attempted to score on a wraparound and the puck came into the slot right to Morozoff. Morozoff beat Makaj as the goalie lunged right to left to make the save.

Winnipeg took the two-goal lead back at 3:28 of the third on a goal from Teply.

Seattle pulled goalie Roddy Ross for an extra with 2:14 left in the third period. Winnipeg’s Reece Harsch hit the empty net with 2:01 left to get their fifth goal.

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, Seattle, Kubicek 3 (Rybinski, Mount), 12:34 (pp). 2, Winnipeg, Ginnell 8 (Leppard, Harsch), 15:06 (pp). Penalties – Hartje, Wpg (tripping), 11:38. Rybinski, Sea (slashing), 13:03. Gottfried, Sea (tripping), 17:48.

Second period – 3, Winnipeg, Leppard 6 (Johnson), 6:06. Penalties – Morozoff, Sea (tripping), 19:00.

Third period – 4, Winnipeg, Teply 9 (McClennon), :42 (pp). 5, Seattle, Morozoff 4 (Bruggen-Cate), 3:08. 6, Winnipeg, Teply 10 (Harsch), 3:28. 7, Winnipeg, Harsch 1, 18:03 (en). Penalties – Kubicek, Sea (holding), 4:40. Krebs, Wpg (slashing), 10:16. Rybinski, Sea (hooking), 11:00.

Shots on goal – Seattle 8-9-11 28, Winnipeg 7-16-15 38. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 37 shots-33 saves (6-7-2-1); Winnipeg, Makaj 28-26 (6-6-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-2; Winnipeg 1-5. Referees – Troy Paterson, Stephen Campbell. Linesmen – Erik McLaughlin, Cameron Wetmore.

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