T-Birds Overthrow Royals In Overtime

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(ISN) – EVERETT, August 30, 2014 – Lane Pederson had a goal and three assists and Keegan
Kolesar had a goal and two assists to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-4
overtime victory over the Victoria Royals at Comcast Arena in Everett.

The game was the second for both teams at the Everett Silvertips Preseason Classic.
The T-Birds play their third game at the Classic on Sunday at 3pm against the Spokane
Chiefs. The T-Birds beat the Tri-City Americans 4-0 on Friday in Everett.

Ethan Bear scoring the overtime winning goal on assists from Kolesar and Pederson.
Pederson gained the Victoria zone and then passed it behind him to Kolesar coming
down the right wing. Kolesar put a shot on goal that rebounded right back to him.
He carried the puck around the net and centered it to Bear who snapped the puck
into the net at 2:20 of overtime.

Seattle opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Justin Hickman at 10:03 of
the first period. Pederson curled off the boards into the left circle and took a
shot. The puck rebounded off Victoria goalie Evan Smith to Michael Sauer outside
the crease. Sauer banged the puck off the right post and it lay behind Smith. Hickman
reached and poked the puck across the line for the goal.

Victoria tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal by Jared Dmytriw at 17:06 of the
first. Ryan Peckford and Jack Walker had the assists.

Seattle outshot Victoria 9-7 in the first period.

The Royals went in front 2-1 at 5:21 of the second period on a goal from Matthew
Campese. Tyler Soy sent Campese had the only assist.

The T-Birds came right back and tied the game 2-2 at 8:32 of the second. Kolesar
worked the puck out of the right corner and towards the Victoria net. Kolesar crossed
the puck to Pederson to the left of the net. Pederson roofed the puck over Smith
as he slid across the crease to try and make the save.

Pederson and Kolesar hooked up at 12:56 to give the T-Birds a 3-2 lead. Pederson
was to the left of the Victoria net and backhanded the puck through the crease
to Kolesar. Kolesar caught the pass and beat Smith high as he slid through the crease
to try and make the save.

Matthew Wedman put the T-Birds in front 4-2 at 15:05 of the second. Adam Henry took
a slap shot from the left point that rebounded to Luke Osterman who took a shot.
The puck then came to Wedman to the left of the goal. Wedman beat Smith from a
sharp angle for the goal.

The T-Birds outshot the Royals 16-7 in the second period and led 25-15 in shots
after two periods.

The Royals cut the lead to one goal at 5:51 when Mitch Skapski scored a power-play
goal on a scramble in front of Seattle goalie Danny Mumaugh. Kristian Ferletak and
Jake Kohlhauser had the assists.

Victoria tied the game 4-4 at 7:41 on a goal from Brandon Fushimi. Matthew Phillips
had the only assist.

Victoria outshot Seattle 15-12 in the third period but Seattle led in shots after
regulation 37-30.

Mumaugh made 29 saves on 33 shots to get the win.

Smith stopped 35 of 40 shots in the loss.

Seattle outshot Victoria 40-33 in the game.

The T-Birds next preseason appearance after the Classic 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 schedulewith 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.

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