Parker Bowles PHOTO CREDIT – AMSHockey.com
KENT, January 2, 2016 – Parker Bowles had two goals Saturday night at ShoWare Center to lead his Tri-City Americans to a 4-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds.
The T-Birds next game is Friday, January 8 against the Portland Winterhawks at 7:35pm at ShoWare Center. They play the Everett Silvertips Saturday, January 9, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.
Tri-City (16-20-2-0) took a 1-0 lead at 12:05 of the first period. Jerret Smith’s stick broke while taking a slap shot from the right point. Parker Bowles poked the loose puck forwards for a breakaway. Bowles beat Seattle goalie Logan Flodell through the legs for the goal.
Austyn Playfair made it a 2-0 lead for the Americans at 13:34 of the first. Playfair scored on a wrist shot from the left circle. Beau McCue and Nolan Yaremko had the assists.
Seattle (20-14-3-0) cut the Americans lead one goal at 16:18 of the first with a power-play goal. Nick Holowko sent the puck to Smith at the left point. Smith crossed the puck to Turner Ottenbreit. Ottenbreit took a slap shot with traffic in front of Tri-City goalie Evan Sarthou. Ottenbreit’s shot found the top left corner of the net for his third goal of the year.
Seattle outshot Tri-City 16-6 in the first period.
Bowles scored a power-play goal at 3:18 of the second period to give the Americans a 3-1 lead. McCue and Jordan Topping had the assists.
The T-Birds replaced Flodell with Taz Burman after the third Americans goal. Flodell had five saves on eight shots and his record is now 13-10-3-0 on the season.
Josh Uhrich cut the Tri-City lead back to one goal at 6:56 of the second. Owen Seidel passed the puck from the T-Birds zone to Uhrich at center ice to spring him on a partial breakaway. Uhrich came down the left wing and snapped the puck over Sarthou’s glove for the goal. The goal was Uhrich’s first as a T-Bird.
Tri-City outshot Seattle 7-5 in the second period. The T-Birds led 21-13 in shots after two periods.
Morgan Geekie scored at 15:02 of the third period to get the Americans fourth goal. Kyle Olson and Parker Wotherspoon had the assists.
Burman made 13 saves on 14 shots in 24 minutes of action.
Sarthou had 27 saves 29 shots and his record is now 13-18-2-0.
First period – 1, Tri-City, Bowles 23, 12:05. 1, Tri-City, Playfair 1 (McCue, Yaremko), 13:34. 3, Seattle, Ottenbreit 3 (Smith, Holowko), 16:18 (pp). Penalties – Bench, Sea (too many men-served by Osterman), 1: Wotherspoon, Tri (tripping), 7:38. Coghlan, Tri (tripping), 9:33. Stewart, Tri (cross checking), 14:26.
Second period – 4, Tri-City, Bowles 24 (McCue, Topping), 3:18 (pp). 5, Seattle, Uhrich 5 (Seidel), 6:56. Penalties – Uhrich, Sea (hooking), 2:42. Bowles, Tri (hooking), 10:54. Rayman, Tri (holding), 13:35. Kolesar, Sea (interference), 13:47. Sandhu, Tri (hooking), 15:23. Seidel, Sea (embellishment), 15:23.
Third period – 6, Tri-City, Geekie 4 (Olson, Wotherspoon), 15:02. Penalties – No penalties
Shots on goal – Seattle 16-5-8 29, Tri-City 6-7-9 22. Goalies – Seattle, Flodell 8 shots-5 saves (13-10-3-0), Burman 14-13; Tri-City, Sarthou 29-27 (13-18-2-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-5; Tri-City 1-3. A – 4,572. Referees – Mark Pearce, Sean Raphael. Linesmen – Zach Brooks, Brendon Creyke.