Tri-City Americans take the Seattle Thunderbirds at ShoWare | Hockey

Luke Lockhart, Sean Aschim and Colin Jacobs score for Thunderbirds in 5-3 loss to Tri-City.

  • Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:05pm
  • Sports

The Tri-City Americans scored five unanswered goals in the third period Saturday night to defeat the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-3 at the ShoWare Center.

Seattle (13-17-0-1) took a 1-0 lead at 4:25 of the first period. Tyler Alos was up against the boards and backhanded the puck to Luke Lockhart in the slot. Lockhart skated in and snuck the puck past Tri-City goalie Ty Rimmer’s right skate for his seventh goal of the season.

Sean Aschim scored at 7:24 of the first giving the T-Birds a 2-0 lead over the Americans. Branden Troock took a shot from the slot that deflected off of Rimmer’s left pad. Aschim got the rebound to the right of Rimmer and jammed the puck through the goalie’s legs to score his ninth goal of the season. Braeden Laroque also had the assist on the goal.

Tri-City (27-7-0-0) outshot Seattle 12-9 in the first period.

The T-Birds scored their third goal of the night at 15:19 of the second period. Brad Deagle sent the puck off the boards to Burke Gallimore. Gallimore carried the puck over the blue line and crossed it at right face off dot to Colin Jacobs, who was waiting in the slot. Jacobs one-timed Gallimore’s pass over Rimmer’s blocker for his second goal of the season.

The Americans led the T-Birds in 25-15 in shots after two periods of play.

Tri-City scored four goals in the first seven minutes of the third period.

The first goal at 34 seconds into the period was scored by Justin Feser. Zachary Yuen and Mason Wilgosh had the assists.

At 2:29, Patrick Holland scored the Americans second goal of the night. Wilgosh and Brendan Shinnimin are credited with the assists.

Holland scored his second goal of the night for Tri-City to tie 3-3 at 4:13. Feser had the assist on the goal.

Feser scored his second goal of the night giving the Americans the 4-3 lead at 6:21. Holland and Wilgosh had the assists on Feser’s 17th goal of the season.

Tri-City took a two-goal lead at 18:02 of the third with a goal from Wilgosh. Messier and Feser had the assists.

The Americans outshot the T-Birds 43-28 after three periods.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 38 saves on 43 shots and is credited with the loss bringing his record to 13-14-0-1.

Rimmer made 25 saves on 28 shots increasing his record to 15-4-0-0.

Seattle plays the Everett Silvertips in a home-and-home series Tuesday, December 27, at the ShoWare Center in Kent and Wednesday, December 28, at the Comcast Arena in Everett; both games are at 7:05 p.m. The T-Birds return home to the ShoWare Center to face the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday, December 30 at 7:35 p.m.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 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, Seattle, Lockhart 7 (Alos), 4:25. 2, Seattle, Aschim 9 (Troock, Laroque), 7:24. Penalties – Hickman, Sea (cross checking, major-fighting), 4:29. MacMaster, Tri (major-fighting), 4:29.Yuen, Tri (checking from behind), 13:51.

Second period – 3, Seattle, Jacobs 2 (Gallimore, Deagle), 15:19. Penalties – Jacobs, Sea (embellishment), 3:19. Rimmer, Tri (roughing), 3:19. Ryckman, Tri (roughing), 10:36. Hauf, Sea (cross checking), 16:33.

Third period – 4, Tri-City, Feser 16 (Yuen, Wilgosh), :34. 5, Tri-City, Holland 12 (Wilgosh, Shinnimin), 2:29. 6, Tri-City, Holland 13 (Feser), 4:13. 7, Tri-City, Feser 17 (Holland, Wilgosh), 6:21. 8 Tri-City, Wilgosh 6 (Messier, Feser), 18:02. Penalties – Messier, Tri (charging), 7:16. Messier, Tri (closing hand on puck), 10:10. Lockhart, Sea (hooking), 10:34. Hickman, Sea (high-sticking), 19:46.

Shots on goal – Seattle 9-6-13 28. Tri-City 12-13-18 43 Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 43 shots-38 saves (13-14-0-1); Tri-City, Rimmer 28-25 (15-4-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-4; Tri-City 0-3. A – 3,225. Referee – Andy Thiessen, Fraser Lawrence. Linesmen – Jason Cramer, Kiel Murchison.


More in Sports

Foster sees big jump in soccer squads

Looking around at practice this spring, Foster girls soccer coach Heather Deleza couldn’t help but notice: It’s a little crowded.

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Carson Foster serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Carson Foster, a student at… Continue reading

Auburn Riverside defenders bring down Kennedy Catholic’s Junior Alexander during North Puget Sound League Mountain Division action in Oct. 2018 at Auburn Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Lawmakers push concussion awareness and best practices in sports

SB 5238 requires University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center to compile research data

Photo pulled from the Seawolves website and was taken by Mark David Janzen
Seawolves hunt down Toronto arrows at Starfire

This was the first time the Seawolves have taken on the Toronto Arrows

Photos by Kayse Angel
Seawolves win season, home opener 20-18

In front of a sold out crowd, the Seawolves beat the Glendale Raptors Sunday at Starfire Stadium.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Bulldogs beat No.1 team in league

The Foster High School boys basketball team dominated the Renton High School… Continue reading

Sounders, Seattle Reign announce new partnership

Zulily, locally-based online retailer, is only the second jersey sponsor for the Sounders since 2009.

Photo courtesy of the Seawolves
Seawolves are game ready

The Seattle based rugby team has been prepping for their second ever season.

Tukwila Pool highlights Foster swim team

By Michelle Simpson, director of operations and John Forsyth, Foster head swim… Continue reading

Reporter Athlete of the Month: Joshua Saole-Favors

Foster High School’s Joshua Saole-Favors, football, was selected as the Tukwila Reporter’s… Continue reading

Reporter Athlete of the Month: Precious Serafica

Foster High School’s Precious Serafica, volleyball, was selected as the Tukwila Reporter’s… Continue reading