WHL: Geekie shootout hero for Americans in win over Thunderbirds

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Morgan Geekie scored in the shootout as the Tri-City Americans slipped past the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Michael Rasmussen and Carson Focht scored for the Americans (2-2-0) in regulation time.

Nolan Volcan and Noah Philp scored for the Thunderbirds (2-1-1).

Patrick Dea kicked out 23 shots for Tri-City. Matt Berlin turned away 27 shots for Seattle.

The Americans went 1 for 3 on the power play and the Thunderbirds went 0 for 3 with the man advantage.