In Other News...Thunderbirds Win, Are Now 17-20

Shanan H.Analyst IJanuary 5, 2009

Jacob DeSerres was the player of the game in the 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers.  He had 33 saves, and let up just one goal. 

The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Luke Lockhart scored at 10:42.  The shot had bounced off the Blazer's goalie, and bounced at Lockhart, who sneaked it in. 

A fight broke out on the ice, between Seattle's Chris Cloud, one of the Assistant captains, playing left wing, and Brandon Underwood  of the Blazers.  Cloud flipped Brandon Underwood over, who ended up leaving the game with his hand bleeding.  Both players were given a five minute penalty for major fighting, and the game resumed with five players still on both sides.

The glory was not long lived.

At 15:15, CJ Stretch put the puck past DeSerres.

The T-Birds went back in front at 18:30 of the second on an unassisted goal by Scott. Scott put a wrist shot on goal from along the right boards with Prab Rai stationed in front of Groenheyde. Rai screened the goalie and Scott’s shot beat him low on the stick side.

The 2nd period ended with Seattle in front, 2-1.

After the break, Jeremy Boyer added an insurance goal with an empty-net goal at 18:40 of the third period. Chris Cloud and Jeremy Schappert had the assists on the goal.
The T-birds won, and are 7th in the western division, and 2-0 at the ShoW.