Seattle 8, Bellingham 2 – Linus Ericsson and Gabriel Sbop scored two goals apiece to lead the Seattle Totems to an 8-2 win over the visiting Bellingham Blazers the night before Thanksgiving.
The second period began with the Blazers down by one, but with 1:59 left on a power play and a fresh sheet of ice. Things went downhill quickly for Bellingham, however. They failed to convert on the power play, then watched as the Totems scored three goals in a span of 1:16 to open up a four-goal lead. The Blazers were never able to get back in the game after that.
Thomas Steven and Timothy Prexler were the goal-scorers for Bellingham.
The Seattle Totems began and finished their weekend excursion into Western Canada with wins over the Wings in Cold Lake.
Seattle 11, Cold Lake 4 – Cold Lake’s Ilias Okemow scored three times in the second period on Thursday, and each time he got the Wings within a goal, but the Seattle Totems exploded for six unanswered goals in the third period to win, 11-4.
Seattle’s Dominik Cach and Gabriel Sbop matched Okemow’s three-goal output and Michael Shippee (2-3-5) and Cameron Waisman (1-4-5) each had five-point nights.
Seattle 7, Cold Lake 3 – Gabriel Sbop (2-3-5) and Dominik Cach (2-2-4) led the way for Seattle on Saturday as the Totems closed out their swing through Western Canada with a 7-3 win over the Wings at Cold Lake.
Michael Shippee (1-3-4) also had a big game for the Totes while Anson Smith scored all three goals for Cold Lake.
Benjamin Colvin stopped 22 of 25 shots for Seattle while Cold Lake’s Brendan Culbertson made 23 of his 45 saves in the third period
Seattle 13, Meadow Lake 2 – Cameron Waisman scored four goals and Banjamin Colvin made 21 saves as the Seattle Totems defeated the Meadow Lake Mustangs, 13-2, on Friday.
Linus Eriksson (2-1-3), Dominik Cach (2-1-3) and Anders Larsen (1-3-4) also had big games for the Totes.
Photo credit Helmi Shippee
Seattle 6, Bellingham 4 – The Seattle Totems let a 4-1 lead slip away, but scored twice in the final 1:23 to pull out a 6-4 win over the Blazers in Bellingham.
Late in the third period, with the score tied 4-4 and the faceoff in the Seattle zone, Gabriel Sbop helped out his center Michael Shipee on the draw and bumped the loose puck up to Dominik Cach. Cach skated all the way to the top of the right circle in the Bellingham end where he fired a wrist shot over Kolter Pawlick’s glove for the winning goal and to complete a hat trick.
The Totems held a 4-1 lead in the second period, but Jamahl Eackett completed the Bellingham comeback with 5:08 left in the third. Eackett took a pin-point feed from Robbie Eichelberger as he crossed the Seattle blue line, broke in all alone on Seattle’s Michael Eastman (26 saves) and buried his shot to tie the game.
Shippee, who also had four assists in the game, added an empty-netter in the final minute.
Sbop matched Shippee’s scoring line of one goal and four assists.
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Chad Olson is going into his first season as the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager of the Seattle Totems. Before joining the Totems, Olson was the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager for the West Sound Warriors in 2017 and held the same position for the Butte Cobras in 2016, where he helped build both programs into Thorne Cup contending teams. Olson works tirelessly and passionately in both player recruitment and player-community development.
Olson is getting married in the middle of July to his fiancé, Emma. They and their two dogs, are all thrilled to be a part of the Totem Family. Chad is a motivated and energetic recruiter that has proven he can recruit above-average players at our level. We are all very excited to have Chad join the Totems! We believe Chad will be a remarkable General Manager at the Junior level and has the opportunity to move higher as he gains more experience! Olson is extremely honored to be apart of the Totems Family and stated “This has been something Murphy and I spoke about 4 years ago, We have never been more excited about this season!” T4L
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