The Seattle Thunderbirds earned their 20th victory of this Western Hockey League season, beating the Regina Pats 5-2 last night in front of 3,595 at the Agridome.,,
REGINA, Saskatchewan The Seattle Thunderbirds earned their 20th victory of this Western Hockey League season, beating the Regina Pats 5-2 last night in front of 3,595 at the Agridome.
The T-birds (20-8-0-0) are second in the U.S. Division. Kootenay is the only other WHL team with 20 victories.
Ryan Gibbons put Seattle up 1-0 early in the first period with an unassisted wraparound goal at the left post at 1:33.
Regina (9-20-2-3) tied the score 1-1 at 18:04 of the first on a goal by Jordan McGillivray.
Seattle took a 2-1 lead with 16 seconds left in the first when Ladislav Scurko beat Regina goalie Kevin Nieszner with a shot off his pads for his seventh goal.
Tyler Metcalfe gave the Thunderbirds a 3-1 lead at 6:31 of the second period.
Seattle took a 4-1 lead when Derek Couture put in a rebound from the left crease for a power-play goal at 19:07 of the second. Scurko’s second goal completed the Thunderbirds’ scoring.
Seattle goalie Bryan Bridges made 15 saves on 17 shots and improved his record to a league best 17-5-0.
THUNDERBIRDS 5, PATS 2