T-Birds Blank Tips in Pre-Season Game


Glover makes 27 saves in 3-0 shutout of Everett

September 14, 2012, Kent, WA (ISN) – Brandon Glover made 27 saves Friday night at ShoWare Center to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Everett Silvertips in a preseason game.

The T-Birds got goals from Taylor Green, Seth Swenson and Brendan Rouse in the first period for all the scoring in the game.

These two teams will meet again Saturday night at Comcast Arena in Everett in the final preseason game of the year for both teams.

Green got the T-Birds in front 1-0 at 6:14 of first period. Justin Hickman won a faceoff in the left circle of the Everett zone to Swenson. Swenson sent it back to Green at the left point. Green took a wrist shot with traffic in front of Everett goalie Adam Lotz. Green’s shot beat Lotz low for his first goal of the preseason.

Seattle (2-2-1-0) went in front 2-0 at 14:04 of the first on an unassisted goal from Swenson. Everett had the puck in the left corner of the Seattle zone. A pass to the blue line at center ice got past the Everett point-man. Swenson outraced an Everett defender to the puck for a breakaway. Swenson beat Lotz by making a move right then bringing the puck back left and beating the goalie with a backhand shot high.

The T-Birds took a 3-0 lead on a power-play goal from Rouse at 17:01 of the first. Luke Lockhart sent the puck from the left corner to Jesse Forsberg just inside the blue line at center ice. Forsberg launched a slap shot on goal that hit Lotz up high. The puck rebounded to Rouse at the top of the crease and he slid it past a stretching Lotz.

Seattle outshot Everett 12-4 in the first period.

The T-Birds led in shots 21-15 after two periods.

Both teams had 12 shots on goal in the third period and the T-Birds finished with a 33-27 advantage in shots.

Glover played the whole game and got his first win in preseason.

Lotz played the entire game for Everett and made 30 saves on 33 shots.

The first game of the season is Friday, September 21, against the Portland Winterhawks at the Rose Garden at 7:05pm.

The T-Birds home opener is Saturday, September 22, against the Winterhawks at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 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 – 1, Seattle, Green 1 (Swenson, Hickman), 6:13. 2, Seattle, Swenson 2, 14:04. 3, Seattle, Rouse (Forsberg, Lockhart) 17:01 (pp). Penalties – Leedahl, Evt (tripping), 15:18. Smith, Sea (holding), 17:20. Soumelidis, Evt (roughing), 20:00. Elliott, Sea (roughing), 20:00.

Second period – No scoring. Penalties – Adam, Evt (delay of game), 5:51. Hickman, Sea (roughing), 5:51. Foulk, Evt (roughing), 5:51. Grayson, Evt (10-minute misconduct), 5:51. Sandhu, Evt (roughing), 8:55. Elliot, Sea (roughing), 8:55. Glover, Sea (rouging-served by Holub), 8:55. Sheen, Sea (hooking), 10:59. Lofthouse, Evt (hooking), 11:20. Forsberg, Sea (charging), 12:45.

Third period – No scoring. Penalties – Oslanski, Evt (roughing), 6:07.

Shots on goal – Seattle 12-9-12 33, Everett 4-11-12 27. Goalies – Seattle, Glover 27 shots-27 saves (1-0-0-0); Everett, Lotz 33-30 (1-1-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-3; Everett 0-4. Referee – Mark Pearce, Jeff Ingram. Linesmen – Zach Brooks, Kevin Boris.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.