Wedman has a hat trick as T-Birds beat Chiefs in shootout | WHL preseason

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Matthew Wedman had a hat trick and scored the shootout-winning goal Friday afternoon to give the Seattle Thunderbirds a 7-6 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Preseason play continues for the T-Birds at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament Saturday with an 11 a.m. matchup against the Kootenay Ice.

Zack Andrusiak and Wedman scored in the shootout. T-Birds goalie Matt Berlin stopped Taylor Ross and Carter Chorney.

Seattle took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Andrusiak at 3:34 of the first period. Dillon Hamaliuk and Reece Harsch had the assists.

The Chiefs went in front 2-1 on two goals from Ross. Ross scored at 12:47 and then shorthanded at 16:41.

Wedman tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 17:40 of the first off assists from Jake Lee and Aaron Hyman.

Cedric Chenier scored unassisted at 11:22 of the second period to put the Chiefs in front 3-2.

Just over three minutes later Blake Bargar tied the game 3-3 off an assist from Donovan Neuls. Samuel Huo had the second assist.

The T-Birds took a 4-3 lead with 17 seconds left in the second period on a goal from Wedman, his second of the game. Berlin had the only assist on the goal.

The game was tied for a fourth time when Ross scored his third goal of the game 39 seconds into the third period.

The T-Birds took a 5-4 lead at 2:27 on a goal from Graeme Bryks off an assist from Luke Orsmby.

Wedman netted the hat trick at 5:14 of the third off assists from Andrusiak and Lee to give the T-Birds a 6-4 lead.

The Chiefs tied the game 6-6 with goals from Rykr Cole at 7:42 and Milos Farfak at 18:08 of the third period.

Berlin had 32 saves on 38 shots while Spokane goalie Donovan Buskey had 24 saves on 30 shots.

Single-game tickets for the Sept. 23 home opener against Tri-City are on sale online and at the ShoWare Center box office.

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Seattle, Andrusiak 2 (Hamaliuk, Harsch), 3:34 (pp). 2, Spokane, Ross 1 (L. Toporowski, Gallagher), 12:47. 3, Spokane, Ross 2 (Zummack), 16:41 (sh). 4, Seattle, Wedman 1 (Lee, Hyman), 17:40 (pp). Penalties – Bench, Spo (too many men-served by Chenier), 2:37. Sottile, Spo (slashing), 4:25. Hamaliuk, Sea (interference), 6:01. Hamaliuk, Sea (roughing), 9:45. Wedman, Sea (boarding), 12:08. Sottile, Spo (goaltender interference), 15:41. Leduc, Spo (major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:56. Hyman, Sea (major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:56.

Second period – 5, Spokane, Chenier 1, 11:22 (pp). 6, Seattle, Bargar, 1 (Neuls, Huo), 14:27. 7, Seattle, Wedman 2 (Berlin), 19:43. Penalties – Hamaliuk, Sea (kneeing), 4:26. Wedman, Sea (slashing), 5:26. Lee, Sea (interference), 11:16. Hamaliuk, Spo (slashing), 17:48.

Third period – 8, Spokane, Ross 3, :39. 9, Seattle, Bryks 1 (Ormsby), 2:24. 10, Seattle, Wedman 3 (Andrusiak, Lee), 5:14. 11, Spokane, Cole 2 (Woods, Chorney), 7:42. 12, Spokane, Farfak 1 (Zummack, Cole), 18:08. Penalties – Ormsby, Sea (slashing), 6:01. McNelly, Sea (roughing), 10:32. Bargar, Sea (major-fighting, game misconduct), 13:34. McKay, Spo (major-fighting, game misconduct), 13:34.

Overtime – No scoring. Penalties – No penalties.

Shootout – Seattle 2 (Andrusiak G, Wedman G). Spokane 0 (Ross NG, Chorney NG).

Shots on goal – Seattle 8-11-8-3-1 31, Spokane 14-12-8-4-0 38. Goalies – Seattle, Berlin 38 shots-32 saves (1-1-0-0); Spokane, Buskey 30-24 (0-0-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 3-4; Spokane 2-8. Referees – Nick Panter, Ward Pateman. Linesmen – Marteen Hessami, Trevor Shively.

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