WHL – T-Birds sweep Tips

in playoffs

 

 

April 14, 2017

For the second consecutive season, the Seattle Thunderbirds will compete for a Western Conference championship.

The Thunderbirds made that reality with a 4-1 win over the Everett Silvertips, completing a four-game sweep of their U.S. Division rivals Friday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash.

Seattle set the tone by jumping out to a 3-0 lead.

First, it was Donovan Neuls scoring on an unassisted effort with 5:57 to go in the first period before Keegan Kolesar struck for his fifth of the post-season with 3:13 to go, giving the Thunderbirds a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

 

Mathew Barzal made it a 3-0 game by scoring his fourth of the playoffs – this one on a power play – only 6:24 into the second period.

Dominic Zwerger sparked the Silvertips with a stellar short-handed marker to make it 3-1 barely past the mid-mark of the second period, but the Everett offense ran dry from there.

 

Kolesar scored his second of the night 2:46 later to make it 4-1 and the Thunderbirds went into lockdown mode from there.

Rookie goaltender Carl Stankowski made 24 saves for the win, while Carter Hart stopped 27 in defeat.

Kolesar finished his night with two goals and an assist.

With the victory, the Thunderbirds move on to the Western Conference Championship series where they will take on the Kelowna Rockets for the second consecutive season.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Roster:

Forwards:

# R Player P Sh Ht Wht DOB Hometown Draft
8 Eansor, Scott C L 5’9 185 Jan 3, 1996 Englewood, CO
WHL – (2013) RD: (#)
11 * Brown, Elijah C L 5’9 160 Jan 5, 2000 Edmonton, AB
WHL – (2015) RD: 1 (#15)
12 Gropp, Ryan LW L 6’3 205 Sep 16, 1996 Kamloops, BC
NHL – NYR (2015) RD: 2 (#41)
WHL – (2011) RD: 1 (#6)
13 Barzal, Mathew C R 6’0 187 May 26, 1997 Coquitlam, BC
NHL – NYI (2015) RD: 1 (#16)
WHL – (2012) RD: 1 (#1)
14 * Carpendale, Tyler C R 6’3 202 Jan 26, 2000 Powell River, BC
WHL – (2015) RD: 6 (#125)
16 True, Alexander C L 6’5 199 Jul 17, 1997 Copenhagen, DEN
IMPORT – (2014) RD: 1 (#48)
17 Adams, Tyler LW L 6’2 194 Apr 11, 1997 Regina, SK
18 * Moilanen, Sami RW L 5’8 182 Jan 21, 1999 Sipoo, Finland
IMPORT – (2016) RD: 1 (#49)
19 Neuls, Donovan RW L 5’11 183 Oct 24, 1997 Grenfell, SK
WHL – (2012) RD: 8 (#157)
20 * Andrusiak, Zack RW L 5’11 177 Jul 10, 1998 Yorkton, SK
21 Wedman, Matthew C L 6’3 196 May 25, 1999 Edmonton, AB
WHL – (2014) RD: 2 (#38)
23 * Ormsby, Luke RW R 5’10 181 Feb 14, 1999 Monroe, WA
WHL – (2014) RD: 9 (#192)
26 Volcan, Nolan LW L 5’9 191 Jul 4, 1998 Edmonton, AB
WHL – (2013) RD: 2 (#27)
28 Kolesar, Keegan RW R 6’2 223 Apr 8, 1997 Winnipeg, MB
NHL – CLB (2015) RD: 3 (#69)
WHL – (2012) RD: 1 (#20)

Defence:

# R Player P Sh Ht Wt DOB Hometown Draft
2 Strand, Austin D R 6’3 190 Feb 17, 1997 Calgary, AB
3 Bishop, Anthony D L 5’11 181 Apr 1, 1998 Kelowna, BC
WHL – (2015) RD: (#)
4 Ottenbreit, Turner D L 6’3 192 Jul 9, 1997 Yorkton, SK
5 Tyszka, Jarret D L 6’3 191 Mar 15, 1999 Langley, BC
WHL – (2014) RD: 1 (#16)
6 Hyman, Aaron D R 6’5 215 Apr 19, 1998 Calgary, AB
WHL – CGY (2013) RD: 3 (#49)
7 * Harsch, Reece D R 6’3 194 Jan 7, 1999 Grand Prairie, AB
WHL – (2014) RD: 8 (#170)
24 * Lee, Jake D R 6’0 186 Jul 13, 2001 Sherwood Park, AB
WHL – SEA (2016) RD: 1 (#18)
25 Bear, Ethan D R 5’11 205 Jun 26, 1997 Ochapowace, SK
NHL – EDM (2015) RD: 5 (#124)
WHL – (2012) RD: 2 (#25)

Goalies:

# Rookie Player P Gl Ht Wt DOB Hometown Draft
1 * Stankowski, Carl G L 5’9 159 Mar 9, 2000 Calgary, AB

WHL – (2014) Rd: 2 (#37)

29 * Berlin, Matt G L 6’3 195 Jan 20, 1998 Edmonton, AB

WHL – SPO (2013) Rd: 7 (#148)

31 Toth, Rylan G L 6’2 201 May 31, 1996 Saskatoon, SK

 

 

Everett Roster:

Forwards:

# R Player P Sh Ht Wt DOB Hometown Draft
8 Bajkov, Patrick RW R 6’00 180 Nov 27, 1997 Nanaimo, BC
WHL – EVT (2012) RD: 6 (#128)
9 * Butt, Dawson RW R 6’01 200 Aug 8, 2000 Buckley, WA
WHL – EVT (2015) RD: 6 (#118)
10 Anderson, Keith RW R 6’04 205 Apr 18, 1997 Hermiston, OR, USA
WHL – VIC (2012) RD: 6 (#115)
14 Sutter, Riley RW R 6’03 200 Oct 25, 1999 Calgary, AB
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 6 (#125)
15 Richards, Sean LW L 5’11 185 Dec 15, 1998 St. Albert, AB
17 Fonteyne, Matt LW L 5’10 180 Nov 30, 1997 Wetaskiwin, AB
WHL – EVT (2012) RD: 3 (#66)
18 * Hein, Brandson LW L 5’11 180 Sep 27, 1998 Winnipeg, MB
19 * Kindopp, Bryce RW R 6’01 175 Jun 14, 1999 Lloydminster, AB
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 3 (#49)
28 Skoleski, Devon RW L 5’11 160 Sep 15, 1997 St. Adolphe, MB
33 King, Brian C R 6’00 180 Feb 12, 1999 Golden, CO
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 4 (#82)
43 Dewar, Connor C L 5’10 170 Jun 26, 1999 The Pas, MB
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 5 (#107)
77 Babych, Cal RW R 5’10 185 Jan 18, 1997 North Vancouver, BC
WHL – CGY (2012) RD: 4 (#84)
82 * Tuulola, Eetu RW R 6’03 225 Mar 17, 1998 Hämeenlinna, FIN
NHL – CAL (2016) RD: 6 (#156)
WHL – EVT (2016) RD: 1 (#40)
96 Zwerger, Dominic LW L 6’00 200 Jul 16, 1996 Dornbirn, AUT
IMPORT – SPO (2013) RD: 2 (#106)

Defence:

# R Player P S Ht Ht DOB Hometown Draft
3 Juulsen, Noah D R 6’03 190 Apr 2, 1997 Abbotsford, BC
NHL – MTL (2015) RD: 1 (#26)
WHL – EVT (2012) RD: 4 (#70)
4 * Walker, Ian D R 6’02 170 Jan 16, 2000 Vancouver, BC
WHL – EVT (2015) RD: 3 (#60)
5 * Onyebuchi, Montana D R 6’02 205 Mar 8, 2000 Dugald, MB
WHL – EVT (2015) RD: 3 (#63)
23 Christiansen, Jake D L 6’01 185 Sep 12, 1999 W. Vancouver, BC
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 5 (#105)
24 Skrumeda, Lucas D L 6’00 180 Oct 7, 1996 Winnipeg, MB
WHL – EVT (2010) RD: 8 (#169)
29 * Wylie, Wyatte D R 6’00 175 Nov 2, 1999 Everett, WA
WHL – EVT (2014) RD: 6 (#128)
38 Davis, Kevin D R 6’00 180 Mar 14, 1997 Kamloops, BC
WHL – EVT (2012) RD: 1 (#11)
48 * Fairbrother, Gianni D L 5’11 185 Sep 30, 2000 North Vancouver, BC
WHL – EVT (2015) RD: 4 (#80)
55 Irving, Aaron  D R 6’01 200 Mar 3, 1996 Edmonton, AB
NHL – NSH (2014) RD: 6 (#162)
WHL – EDM (2011) RD: 1 (#9)

Goalies:

# R Player Pos Catches Height Weight DOB Hometown Draft
31 Petit, Mario G L 5’11 180 Jul 25, 1997 Ile-Des-Chenes, MB
70 Hart, Carter G L 6’02 180 Aug 13, 1998 Sherwood Park, AB

NHL – PHI (2016) Rd: 2 (#48)

WHL – EVT (2013) Rd: 8 (#158)