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  • The Winterhawks are ready for a tough series with T-Birds
    Andy Eide | March 24, 2015 10:25 pm
    It's often said that a playoff series breeds intense rivalries. When the Portland Winterhawks and Seattle Thunderbirds kick off their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series on Saturday, the intensity will already be there.
  • Konowalchuk on the Seattle-Portland playoff series
    Tim Pigulski | March 24, 2015 10:26 am
    For the second year in a row, Seattle will open the playoffs with a rivalry matchup, this time against a Portland Winterhawks team that finished second in the U.S. Division and third in the Western Conference.
  • Five keys to a Thunderbirds' playoff victory over Portland
    Tim Pigulski | March 23, 2015 1:39 pm
    With the Thunderbirds set to meet rival Portland in a best-of-seven WHL playoff series, we break down the five keys for a Seattle victory.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2012 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 23, 2015 12:03 pm
    In the fifth part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2012 Bantam Draft, where Seattle brought in Mathew Barzal with the first overall pick.
  • T-Birds take out Portland 6-3 to set up playoff clash
    Andy Eide | March 22, 2015 7:15 am
    Like they did opening night, the Thunderbirds turned away the Portland Winterhawks Saturday night, this time by a 6-3 final score in front of a sold out ShoWare Center
  • Ryan Gropp leads T-Birds to a 7-2 sacking of Spokane
    March 21, 2015 7:09 am

    Gropp scored four times as Seattle exploded for five goals in the third period on their way to a convincing 7-2 rout of the Chiefs at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. His linemate Mathew Barzal picked up three assists on the night as the T-Birds won their season series with the Chiefs seven games to three.

  • Thunderbirds edge out Kelowna 3-2 in overtime
    Andy Eide | March 18, 2015 10:04 pm
    The T-Birds showed little effect from the overnight travel Wednesday evening and beat the Rockets 3-2 in overtime.
  • Thunderbirds dump Tri City in 7-3 win
    Andy Eide | March 18, 2015 5:35 am
    Seattle blew a tie game open with four third period goals and went on to rout the struggling Tri City Americans 7-3 on Tuesday night.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2011 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 17, 2015 11:06 am
    In the fourth part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2011 Bantam Draft, which included the selection of highly-touted wing Ryan Gropp.
  • Silvertips blitz T-Birds early, go on to win 3-1
    Andy Eide | March 15, 2015 9:56 am
    The Everett Silvertips opened the game with 20 straight shots, got goals from three different scorers and 19 saves by goalie Carter Hart to beat the Thunderbirds 3-1.
  • T-Birds hold off Silvertips for 3-2 shootout win
    Andy Eide | March 14, 2015 7:14 am

    For the 12th time in their last 18 meetings, the Thunderbirds and Silvertips played a one-goal game, with Seattle getting the win 3-2 in a shootout.

  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2010 Import Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 13, 2015 12:36 pm
    In the third part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2010 Import Draft, where Seattle found a couple of trade pieces it turned into valuable members of the 2014-15 squad.
  • T-Birds defenseman Jerret Smith is more than just 'Steady Eddie'
    Andy Eide | March 12, 2015 9:20 pm
    Steady Eddie is the phrase Seattle Thunderbirds head coach Steve Konowalchuk often uses when praising the play of defenseman Jerret Smith, meaning Smith is reliable on the ice.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2010 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 09, 2015 12:16 pm
    In the second part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2010 Bantam Draft, which brought star defenseman Shea Theodore to the team.
  • Thunderbirds bounce back to beat Kamloops Blazers 3-1
    Andy Eide | March 08, 2015 6:01 am
    The Seattle Thunderbirds had to work hard to bounce back from an ugly loss the night before, grinding out a tough 3-1 win over Kamloops.
  • T-Birds routed by Bjorkstrand and Winterhawks, 7-1
    Andy Eide | March 07, 2015 5:57 am
    Oliver Bjorkstrand scored four goals to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 7-1 rout of the Thunderbirds at Portland's Moda Center on Friday night.
  • Former T-Bird Hickman inks deal with NHL's Boston Bruins
    Tim Pigulski | March 05, 2015 12:09 pm
    The National Hockey League's Boston Bruins announced today that they have signed former Thunderbirds forward Justin Hickman to an entry-level contract.
  • Thunderbirds halt skid with 4-1 win at Victoria
    Andy Eide | March 04, 2015 5:36 am
    A night after coming into the game in relief, Thunderbirds goalie Taran Kozun started the game Tuesday against Victoria and played excellent.
  • T-Birds come back but lose to Royals 3-2 in shootout
    Andy Eide | March 02, 2015 9:51 pm
    The Thunderbirds were on Vancouver Island Monday night and were beaten by the Victoria Royals in a shootout at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. While that is Seattle's fourth straight loss, there was a lot to like in this game.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2009 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 02, 2015 2:14 pm
    In the first part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2009 Bantam Draft, including defenseman Evan Wardley.
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