The T-birds beat Prince George on Sunday 5-2.
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Jim O’Brien at 7:28 of the first period. Greg Scott sent the puck from the high slot to Thomas Hickey at the left point. Hickey skated the puck down the left boards and passed to Jim O’Brien along the goal line. O’Brien skated in on Prince George goalie Kevin Armstrong and beat him with a quick shot high.
At 13:44 of the first Jeremy Boyer slapped a goal. Hickey took a slap shot from the point that Armstrong stopped. Boyer was to the right of the goal and pounded the rebound past Armstrong for his 10th goal of the year. Chris Cloud had the second assist on the goal.
Boyer set up the T-Birds third goal of the game at 16:49 of the first. Cloud sent Boyer up ice on a two-on-two break with Lindsay Nielsen on his left. Boyer put a shot on goal that Armstrong stopped. The puck lay to Armstrong’s left where he did not see it. Nielsen was crashing the net and was able to poke the puck into the back of the net.
Seattle outshot Prince George 21-4 in the first period.
The T-Birds went up 4-0 on a nifty shorthanded goal by Nielsen at 1:02 of the second period.
Prince George (16-27-0-2) got on the board at 14:14 of the second when Justin Maylan scored. Alex Poulter and Cameron Cepek had assists on the goal.
Seattle went in front 5-1 at 16:41 of the second on the first career WHL goal from Erik Fleming.
The Cougars second goal came at 1:50 of the third period when Cody Hobbs scored. Brett Connolly and Marek Viedensky had the assists.
The T-Birds next play on Friday, January 17, at 7:35 at Comcast Arena against the Everett Silvertips. The game can be heard on 104.9 FM.