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Blue Beats White 4-2 In Annual Blue-White Game

All Training Camp scrimmages and game are open to the public free of charge.

KENT, August 25, 2014 —Team Blue beat Team White 4-2 Monday at ShoWare Center in the annual Blue-White game.

The Blue-White game is the last event of T-Birds Training Camp. The T-Birds will now start preparing for their first preseason game Friday at the Everett Silvertips preseason tournament.

Justin Hickman opened the scoring at 9:20 of the first period. Ryan Gropp made a cross ice pass from the left boards to Hickman in the right circle. Hickman snapped the puck over Taran Kozun’s glove for the goal. Defenseman Kevin Wolf had the second assist on the goal.

Tyler Graber tied the game 1-1 at 18:53 of the first period. MacKenzie Wight centered the puck from the right boards to Graber in the high slot. Graber beat White goalie Danny Mumaugh through the legs for the tying goal.

White outshot Blue 9-8 in the first period. Mumaugh stopped seven of eight shots in one period of action. Kozun made eight save on nine shots in his 20 minutes of action.

Parker Tobin started for White and Jason Mailhiot started for Blue in goal in the second period.
Hickman got his second goal of the game 23 seconds into the second period. Hickman put back a rebound from an Ethan Bear shot.

Blue tied the game 2-2 5:03 into the second. Calvin Spencer brought the puck out of the left corner and centered it to Brandon Schuldhaus in the slot. Schuldhaus beat Tobin over the glove.

White outshot Blue 11-7 in the second period. Tobin made 10 of 11 shots. Mailhiot stopped six of seven shots.

Logan Flodell started in net for White in the third period. Ryan Gilchrist was between the pipes in the third period for Team Blue.

Luke Osterman put Blue in front when he banged in a loose puck to the left of the goal at 2:22 of the third period. Osterman had several whacks at the puck as Flodell tried to cover it.

Scott Eansor scored an empty-net goal at 18:48 of the third to seal the win for Blue. Keegan Kolesar had the only assist by centering the puck from behind the net to Eansor alone in the slot.

White outshot Blue 30-26 in the game. Gilchrist stopped all 10 shots he faced. Flodell made nine saves on 11 shots.

Roster for Blue-White Game

Scrimmage 13

Team Blue beat Team Grey 2-1 in Sunday’s final scrimmage.

Team Blue scored first with a goal from Wyatt Bear assisted by Luke Osterman twelve minutes in. Mathew Barzal scored Blue’s second goal ten minutes later. Shea Theodore scored Team Grey’s first goal with four minutes left.

Team Grey outshot Team Blue 16-12.

Scrimmage 12
Team Blue beat Team White 2-0 in Sunday afternoon’s second scrimmage.

Ten minutes in an icing penalty was called, and three minutes later a fight broke out. The score remained 0-0 until just three minutes remained, when Wyatt Bear passed the puck to Travis Walton, sending it home. White pulled their goalie and with five seconds left Ryan Gropp scored Blue’s second goal.

Team White outshot Team Blue 11-7.

Scrimmage 11
Team Grey beat Team White 2-1 in the first afternoon scrimmage.

Colton Thomas scored with an assist from Ethan Bear for Team Grey. Team White got a penalty for boarding. Alexander True scored another goal for Team Grey. With twenty seconds left White pulled their goalie, and with five seconds to go they scored, earning their first goal of the scrimmage.

Team White had 24 shots-on-goal, while Team Grey had 14.

Rosters for Scrimmages 11-13

Scrimmage 10
Team Grey beat Team Blue 3-0 Sunday morning in the third scrimmage of the morning session.

Team Grey opened the scoring of the third scrimmage of the morning session on a goal from Michael Sauer. Lane Pederson centered the puck from the right corner to Sauer in the slot. Sauer beat the goalie low.

Keegan Kolesar scored with nine minutes left in the scrimmage to give Grey a 2-0 lead. Ethan Bear sent the puck from center ice inside the blue line to Kolesar along the left boards. Kolesar cut into the left circle and beat the White goalie with wrist shot through traffic.

Alexander True scored on a breakaway with five minutes left in the scrimmage to give Grey a 3-0 lead. He beat the Blue goalie on the glove side for the goal.

Blue outshot Grey 19-11.

Scrimmage 9
Team White beat Team Grey 2-1 in the second scrimmage of the morning session on Sunday at Training Camp.

Team White took a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into the second scrimmage on a goal from Kaden Elder. Elder took a shot from the top of the right circle with a defenseman in front of him that beat the goalie high.

White went in front 2-0 with 10 minutes left in the scrimmage when Donovan Neuls scored. Nolan Volcan centered the puck from the right corner with a backhand pass to Neuls in the slot. Neuls beat the Grey goalie over the blocker.

Grey cut the lead to one goal with two minutes left in the scrimmage. Ethan Bear controlled the puck in the slot and passed it to Colton Thomas. Thomas beat the White goalie over the glove to score.

Grey pulled their goalie with a minute left in the scrimmage. They had several chances to score but White was able to deny them.

Grey outshot White 18-12 in the scrimmage.

Scrimmage 8
Team Blue beat Team White 1-0 in the first scrimmage Sunday morning at ShoWare Center.

Team Blue opened the scoring five minutes into the first scrimmage. Justin Hickman stole the puck from a White defenseman and passed it to Mathew Barzal in the right circle. Barzal quickly crossed the puck to Ryan Gropp who beat the White goalie over the blocker for a 1-0 Blue lead.

White pulled their goalie with a minute left in the scrimmage but were not able to score.

Blue outshot White 18-7 in the scrimmage.

Rosters for Scrimmages 8-10

Scrimmage 7
Team Grey beat Team White 3-1 in the final scrimmage of the day.

Four minutes into the scrimmage White got a powerplay after a penalty call on Grey. Kolesar scored twice for Team Grey, the second with an assist from Pederson. With ten minutes left Grey got another goal from Shea Theodore. Nolan Volcan then scored White’s first goal. With twenty seconds left Team White got a penalty for high sticking.

Grey outshot White 18-6.

Scrimmage 6
Team Grey beat Team Blue 2-1 in a shootout in the second scrimmage of the day.

Eight minutes into the scrimmage Grey got a penalty for tripping, giving Blue the powerplay. Jerret Smith scored a goal for Blue and right after Travis Walton scored for Grey with an assist from Caleb Griffin. The scrimmage ended in a tie 1-1 and they went into a shootout.

Lane Pederson and Alexander True scored for Team Grey, winning the game.

Team Grey outshot Team Blue 18-8.

Scrimmage 5
Team White won 4-3 in a shootout.

Twelve minutes in Team Blue scored first with a goal from Mathew Barzal. Team White had a penalty for hooking halfway through the scrimmage. Nolan Volcan scored for White but Blue came back with a goal by Barzal assisted by Ryan Gropp. Justin Hickman scored for Blue giving them a 3-1 lead. Team White fought back with a goal by Kaden Elder and a goal by Adam Henry. As the scrimmage ended Blue and White were tied 3-3.

Team White won in the shootout with the one and only goal, made by Baker Shore.

Team Blue outshot Team White 13-8.

Scrimmage 4
Team White beat Team Blue 4-3 in the fourth scrimmage Friday afternoon. This is the last rookie scrimmage of Training Camp.

Blue Team’s Kaden Elder scored the first goal 5-and-a-half minutes into the first half.  Caleb Griffin scored for Blue with an assist from Austen McKean. Wyatt Bear scored in a breakaway with less than two minutes left to go in the first half.

The first half ended with Blue in the lead 2-1.

Trail Thompson scored for Team White in the beginning of the second half tying it up 2-2. Mark Epshtein scored for White giving them a 3-2 lead. Gavin Olito scored halfway into the second half for Team Blue, tying the score 3-3. Blue got a penalty with less than 10 minutes to go. With 25 seconds to go Brandon Schuldhaus scored the game winning goal for Team White.

Team Blue outshot Team White 30-28.

Scrimmage 4 Roster

Scrimmage 3
Team Blue beat Team White 4-3 Thursday morning in the third scrimmage of Training Camp.

Blue took a 1-0 lead halfway through the first half when Reg Pohl poked in a loose puck. Mackenzie Wight took a shot from the right circle that got through the goal where Pohl got to it.

Kaden Elder extended the lead to 2-0 quickly after the first Blue goal. He stole the puck from a defenseman inside the blue line for a breakaway. He beat the White goalie over the glove.

White came right back and scored with just over 13 minutes left in the first half. Brandon Shuldhaus took a wrist shot from the right point that Wyatt Bear deflected past the Blue goalie.  

Blue made it a 3-1 game on a goal from Jacksyn Goodall. Caleb Griffin carried the puck around the net from right to left and centered the puck to Goodall alone in the slot. Goodall beat the goalie low for score.

Jarret Tyszka set up Mark Epshtein for White’s second goal with just over three minutes left in the half. Tyszka centered the puck from the bottom of the left circle to Epshtein in front of the goal. Epshtein redirected the puck past the Blue goalie.

White led in shots, 18-15, after one half.

White tied the scrimmage 3-3 eight minutes into the second half. Colin Baird carried the puck through the right circle and into the high slot. Baird beat the Bleu goalie with a wrist shot.

Blue took a 4-3 lead with 13 minutes left in the scrimmage. Gavin Olito got the puck into the White zone and then passed it to Tyler Graber in the slot. Graber beat the White goalie with a wrist shot.

White outshot Blue 32-30 in the scrimmage.

Scrimage 3 Roster

Scrimmage 2
Team White beat Team Blue 5-3 Thursday afternoon in the second scrimmage of Training Camp.

Scott Mahovlich scored for Team White with an assist from Luke Orsmby one-and-a-half minutes into the first half. Blue tied it up with a goal by MacKenzie Wight from Jared Pelechaty. White’s Erik Ehrmantraut scored, giving them a 2-1 lead.

The first half concluded with White leading 2-1.

In the second half Nolan Volcan scored for Team White one minute in. Mark Epshtein scored another goal for White, bringing them 3 points ahead of Blue. Wight scored for Blue halfway through the second half. Gavin Olito scored for Blue with 21 seconds left, making it 4-3. Volcan quickly scored for White right before the horn.

Team White outshot Team Blue 28-24. There were no penalties during the scrimmage.

Scrimmage 2 Roster

Scrimmage 1
Team Blue beat Team White 2-1 Thursday morning in the first scrimmage of Training Camp.

There was no scoring in the first half of the scrimmage. Team White outshot Team Blue 12-11.

Blue took a 1-0 lead four minutes into the second half. Matthew Wedman brought the puck up the ice into the White zone on a break. He centered it to Sahvan Khaira at the top of the circles. Khaira snapped a wrist shot over the goalie’s glove for the first goal of the scrimmage.

White tied the game 1-1 on a goal from Wyatt Bear. Bear scored in close off a scramble.

Blue took a 2-1 lead with seven minutes left in the second half. Nate Castonguay beat the White goalie over the glove from the high slot.

Blue outshot White 27-20 in the game.

Scrimmage 1 Roster

These two teams will meet for a second time on Thurdsay at 4:30pm at ShoWare Center.

The Thunderbirds have a seven-game preseason schedule. The T-Birds will play in the Everett Silvertips Holiday Inn Preseason Classic at Comcast Arena. The first game will be Friday, August 29, at 11:30 a.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Classic play will continue with games on Saturday, August 30, at 3 p.m. against the Victoria Royals. The Classic concludes Sunday, August 31, at 3 p.m. against the Spokane Chiefs.

The T-Birds next preseason appearance will be in Kennewick at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center. The T-Birds will play the Spokane Chiefs on Thursday, September 4, at 3:00 p.m. and face the Everett Silvertips on Friday, September 5, at 11:00 a.m.

The T-Birds close out the preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against the Everett Silvertips. The T-Birds visit Everett on Friday, September 12, for a 7:35 puck drop against the Silvertips. The T-Birds then make their only pre-season appearance at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 13 for a 7:05pm contest against the Silvertips.  Single game tickets for the home preseason game will go on sale August 21.

The T-Birds home opener for the 2014-15 regular season is Saturday, September 20 against the Everett Silvertips at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2014-15 season will go on sale on Wednesday, August 20, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday game days at 10:00am and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
   
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 21
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 1: Team Blue 2, Team White 1
Scrimmage 2: Team Blue 3, Team White 5

Friday, August 22
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 3: Team Blue 4, Team White 3
Scrimmage 4: Team Blue 3, Team White 4

Saturday, August 23
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 5: Team Blue 3, Team White 4 (SO)
Scrimmage 6: Team Blue 1, Team Grey 2 (SO)
Scrimmage 7: Team White 1, Team Grey 3

Sunday, August 25
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 8: Team Blue 1, Team White 0
Scrimmage 9: Team White 2, Team Grey 1
Scrimmage 10: Team Blue 0, Team Grey 3

Scrimmage 11: Team White 1, Team Grey 2
Scrimmage 12: Team Blue 2, Team White 0
Scrimmage 13: Team Blue 2, Team Grey 1

Monday, August 25
At ShoWare Center
Blue-White Game: Team Blue vs. Team White, 5:30pm

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