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3.28.2008

Hickey, Tbirds dominate and take a 3-2 series lead

Seattle finally breaks through with a home ice win and takes a 3-2 lead in the series with Game 6 in Kelowna on Saturday.

Thomas Hickey and Bud Holloway (there you go Kings fans!) led the way for the Tbirds. Captain Hickey with 3 assists and Holloway with 2 goals in the 6-2 victory over the Rockets.

The game started precariously for the Tbirds as Helenius was beaten on the first shot taken by Brady Leavold (having a very good series) just 22 seconds into the game. Colin Long and Jamie Benn (both also having good series') got the assists on the goal.

It took the Tbirds about 7 minutes to answer, but when they did... boy did they answer. Jan Eberle, who has been excellent in the series, got the equalizer at 7:46 of the 1st before Holloway at 9:03 and David Richard (his 5th) at 12:51 gave the Tbirds a 3-1 lead at the end of 1.

They continued to pile on in the 2nd with goals by Prab Rai at 13:51 and Bud Holloway scoring with less than a second left in the period to give Seattle the big 5-1 lead.

Luke Schenn got his 1st playoff goal for the Rockets but it just wasn't enough and Ian McKenzie finished the scoring with 30 seconds left and the 6-2 margin.

Benn Olson then fought Dowzak before James McEwan took a run at goaltender Riku Helenius at the end of the game.

Now... I had to miss the game last night for my own game (I know... I'm a terrible blogger) so it's not totally fair for me to jump all over McEwan.

You guys tell me... how bad was it?

3 Stars of the game:

1. Thomas Hickey
2. Bud Holloway
3. Jan Eberle

2 comments :

Calijh7 said...

McEwan didn't go full stride into Helenius. But he definently went out of his way after the game was well over to skate over to him and shove him over well he was getting ready to skate to the bench. If anything it would warrant a 1 game suspension it was very classless and pathetic. But then again so was his WHL career.

Tbirdsfan said...

I'm watching the WHL site and waiting for a suspension to come down. It was bush league and a message should be sent that this nonsense shouldn't be allowed.

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