KENT, September 7, 2013 - The Portland Winterhawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 Saturday afternoon in a preseason game at the Red Lion Hotels' Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
This was the T-Birds second game at the tournament. They beat the Tri-City Americans 4-2 Friday night.
Seattle won all three of their games at the Everett Silvertips Preseason Tournament over Labor Day weekend and now have a 4-1-0-0 preseason record.
The T-Birds close out the preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against the Silvertips. The T-Birds visit Everett on Friday, September 13, 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 14, for a 7:05pm contest against the Silvertips. Single game tickets for the home preseason game are currently on sale.
Portland went in front 1-0 at 3:16 of the first period on a goal from Presten Kopeck. Adam Rossignol and Ethan Price had the assist.
The Winterhawks extended their lead to 2-0 on a power-play goal from Chase De Leo at 18:23 of the first. Shaun MacPherson had the only assist on the goal.
Seattle outshot Portland 9-6 in the first period.
Devon Fordyce started in net for the T-Birds and played 33 minutes. He made five saves on seven shots. Logan Flodell replaced Fordyce.
The T-Birds led in shots 17-14 after a scoreless second period.
Portland scored two goals less than two minutes apart in the middle of the third period to take a 4-0 lead. Alex Schoenborn scored at 7:48 and Ethan Price scored at 9:45.
The T-Birds cut the Winterhawks lead to two goals with two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill. With Connor Honey in the penalty box Griffin Foulk scored at 16:17 and Scott Eansor scored at 17:03.
Portland outshot the T-Birds 37-28 in the game.
Flodell stopped 28 of 30 shots in just over 27 minutes of action.
Jarrod Schamerhorn played the entire game for Portland and stopped 26 of 28 shots.
The T-Birds will drop the puck for the 2013-14 regular season against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 21 at 7:05pm.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2013-14 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.
T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
First period - 1, Portland, Kopeck 1 (Rossignol, Price), 3:16. 2, Portland, De Leo 4 (MacPherson), 18:23 (pp). Penalties - Pederson, Sea (hooking), 7:58. Hanson, Por (slashing), 14:10. Barzal, Sea (holding), 14:24. Hickman, Sea (tripping), 18:05.
Second period - No scoring. Penalties - McKenzie, Por (interference), 1:43. Schoenborn, Por (tripping), 4:42. Turgeon, Por (tripping), 9:39. Douglas, Sea (tripping), 12:45. Schoenborn, Por (elbowing), 15:41. Texeira, Por (holding), 16:42. Smith, Sea (tripping), 18:14.
Third period - 3, Portland, Schoenborn 2 (MacPherson, Rossignol), 7:48. 4, Portland, Price 2 (Kopeck, Rossignol), 9:45. 5, Seattle, Foulk 1 (Sheen), 16:17 (sh). 6, Seattle, Eansor 1 (Swenson), 17:03 (sh). Penalties - De Leo, Por (tripping), 2:45. Allridge, Por (major-fighting, game misconduct) 11:12. Folk, Sea (major-fighting, game misconduct),11:12. Honey, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:12. Iverson, Por (roughing, game misconduct), 17:32. Hickman, Sea (roughing, game misconduct), 17:32. Swenson, Sea (slashing), 18:08. Schoenborn, Por (roughing), 19:22. Wolf, Sea (roughing), 19:22.
Shots on goal - Seattle 9-8-11 28, Portland 6-8-23 37. Goalies - Seattle, Fordyce 7 shots-5 saves, Flodell 30-28 (1-1-0-0); Portland, Schamerhorn 28-26 (1-1-0-0). Power plays - Seattle 0-7; Portland 1-7. Referees - Mike Langin, Fraser Lawrence. Linesmen - Jeremi Del Campo, Eric Nyberg.