Winterhawks Shut Out T-Birds


Ian Henry

The Portland Winterhawks shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 Saturday night at the ShoWare Center.

Seattle (16-23-0-1) faces the Spokane Chiefs at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Monday at 2 pm.

Ty Rattie scored a power-play goal to get Portland (29-12-2-1) on the board at 3:13 of the second period. Brad Ross and Derrick Pouliot had the assists.

Portland made it 2-0 at 3:54 of the second on an unassisted goal by Oliver Gabriel.

Marcel Noebels scored Portland’s third goal at 12:32 of the second. The goal was assisted by Derrick Pouliot and Troy Ruktowski.

Portland went ahead 4-0 on a goal by Rutkowski at 18:21 of the third. Ross and Joe Morrow had the assists.

Portland finished with a 52-25 advantage in shots on goal at the end of the game.

Calvin Pickard made 48 saves on 52 shots, making his record 16-19-0-1.

Mac Carruth saved all 25 shots on goal, improving his record to 27-10-1-0.

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 – Petan, Por (hooking), 2:06. Gallimore, Sea (too many men), 3:25. Hanson, Por (delay of game), 5:52.

Second period – 1, Portland, Rattie 39 (Ross, Pouliot), 3:13 (pp). 2, Portland, Gabriel 3, 3:54. 3, Portland, Noebels 11 (Pouliot, Rutkowski), 12:32. Penalties – Alos, Sea (holding), 1:45. Reid, Por (hooking), 1:58. Lund, Sea (high-sticking), 2:40. Gallimore, Sea (tripping), 6:32. Rattie, Por (tripping), 8:04. Troock, Sea (interference on goaltender), 8:24. Eviston, Por (interference), 14:07. Baker, Por (major-fighting), 14:07. Troock, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct, major-fighting, game misconduct), 14:07. Alos, Sea (boarding), 17:11. Pouliot, Por (charging), 17:28. Hickman, Sea (slashing), 19:09.

Third period – 4, Portland, Rutkowski 7 (Ross, Morrow), 18:21. Penalties – Deagle, Sea (slashing), 7:10. Ross, Por (embellishment), 12:12. Ross, Por (slashing), 16:12. Ross, Por (ten-minute misconduct), 18:21. Honey, Sea (major-fighting), 18:33. Eviston, Por (major-fighting), 18:33.

Shots on goal – Seattle 7-11-7 25. Portland 15-21-16 52 Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 52 shots-48 saves (16-19-0-1); Portland, Carruth 25-25 (27-10-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-4; Portland 1-8. A – 4,530. Referee – Jeff Ingram, Sean Raphael. Linesmen – Justin Hull, Nathan Van Oosten.

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