T-Birds lose to Spokane Nov. 6 on ShoWare ice

The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Nov. 6 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

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  • Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:06pm
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The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Nov. 6 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

After a scoreless first period, the T-Birds led in shots, 14-7.

Seattle (4-12-1-2) opened the scoring on the power- play at 17:13 of the second period when Sena Acolatse scored his third goal of the season. Acolatse received the puck from Colin Jacobs on the left point and fired a slap shot over Spokane goalie James Reid's glove. Luke Lockhart also assisted on the goal.

Spokane (9-6-1-0) answered 53 seconds later on Kyle Beach's 14th goal of the season to make it 1-1. Jared Cowen and Brenden Kichton assisted on the goal.

The T-Birds outshot the Chiefs 9-5 in the second period, giving them a 23-12 advantage overall.

Spokane took a 2-1 lead at 11:24 of the third period on Blake Gal's third goal of the season. Mitch Wahl and Levko Koper assisted on the goal.

Spokane made the score 3-1 on an empty-net goal by Wahl at 18:53 of the third. Wahl's goal was unassisted.

The Chiefs outshot the T-Birds 18-6 in the third period, giving them a 30-29 advantage overall.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard (3-8-1-2) faced 29 shots and made 27 saves. Spokane goalie James Reid (7- 4-1-0) faced 29 shots and made 28 saves to get the victory.

The T-Birds traveled to Portland Nov. 7 to take on the Winterhawks at the Rose Garden. They are in Chilliwack to take on the Bruins on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

T-Birds' single game tickets for the 2009-10 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. 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.


First period - No scoring. Penalties - Kuhn, Spo (checking from behind), 8:33. Ulmer, Spo (hooking), 13:50.

Second period - 1, Seattle, Acolatse 3 (Jacobs, Lockhart), 17:13 (pp). 2, Spokane, Beach 14 (Cowen, Kichton), 18:06. Penalties - Baldwin, Spo (interference), 1:09. Haber, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:09. Wahl, Spo (tripping), 3:19. Johnson, Spo (roughing), 5:03. Rouse, Sea (roughing), 5:03. Brassart, Spo (hooking), 6:33. Ramsay, Sea (hooking), 11:35. Cratsenberg, Spo (cross checking), 14:23. Parker, Sea (roughing), 14:23. Cowen, Spo (tripping), 16:10. Haber, Sea (tripping), 19:29. Beach, Spo (roughing), 19:59.

Third period - 3, Spokane, Gal 3 (Wahl, Koper), 11:24. 4, Spokane, Wahl 4, 18:53 (en). Penalties - Nielsen, Sea (hooking), 14:06. Bench, Sea (served by Elliot), 18:53.

Shots on goal - Seattle 14-9-6 29. Spokane 7- 5-18 30. Goalies - Seattle, Pickard 29 shots- 27 saves (3-8-1-2); Spokane, Reid 30-29 (7-4-1-0). Power plays - Seattle 1-6; Spokane 0-2. A - 4,025. Referee - Ryan Benbow, Sean Raphael. Linesmen - Nathan Van Oosten, David Tise.

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