Cougars Shut Out T-Birds


Ian Henry

KENT- The Prince George Cougars shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 1-0 Friday night at the ShoWare Center.

Seattle (11-15-0-1) faces the Victoria Royals Saturday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent at 7:05pm.

Colin Jacobs made his season debut Friday night. He had missed the start of the season due to an upper-body injury. Connor Honey also made his season debut Friday night.

Prince George (11-19-0-2) made it 1-0 on a power-play goal by Cody Carlson 21 seconds into the second period. Troy Bourke and Martin Marincin had the assists.

Prince George finished with a 38-24 lead in shots on goal at the end of the game.

Calvin Pickard made 37 saves on 38 shots, making his record 11-12-0-1.

Drew Owsley saved all 24 shots on goal, improving his record to 10-16-0-1.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 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 – Honey, Sea (interference), 2:06. Mykitiuk, Pg (major-fighting), 7:40. Deagle, Sea (major-fighting), 7:40. Jacobs, Sea (hooking), 18:42.

Second period – 1, Prince George, Carlson 4 (Bourke, Marincin), 0:21 (pp). Penalties – Doty, Sea (fighting), 6:49. Elynuik, Pg (fighting), 6:49. Forsberg, Pg (cross-checking), 7:42. Jacobs, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:50. Forsberg, Pg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:50. Fraser, Pg (double minor-roughing), 19:35. Verdino, Sea (double minor-roughing), 19:35.

Third period – No Scoring. Penalties – Machacek, Sea (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 3:11. Elynuik, Sea (major-boarding, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct, game misconduct), 3:11. Smith, Pg (slashing), 9:07. Marincin, Pg (slashing), 10:57. Troock, Sea (roughing), 10:57. Verdino, Sea (roughing), 13:01. Troock, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct, 10-minute misconduct), 18:46.

Shots on goal – Seattle 9-4-11 24. Prince George 14-13-11 38 Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 38 shots-37 saves (11-12-0-1); Prince George, Owsley 24-24 (10-16-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 0-3; Prince George 1-4. A – 3,058. Referee – Jonathan Spurgeon, Jason Nissen. Linesmen – Tim Digby, Brian Fortin.

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