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  • New challenges await Steve Konowalchuk in fifth season as T-Birds' coach
    Tim Pigulski | September 22, 2015 1:31 pm
    This season, which will mark Steve Konowalchuk's fifth as the Thunderbirds' head coach, is going to provide a new challenge for the veteran bench boss.
  • Nine Thunderbirds get a taste of life in the NHL
    Andy Eide | September 21, 2015 6:08 am
    The Seattle Thunderbirds saw nine players get invites to NHL rookie tournaments during this year's training camp. For the players involved, they got a taste of pro hockey and hope to use that experience to jump start a good year back in the WHL.
  • T-Birds end preseason with 4-1 loss to Victoria
    Andy Eide | September 18, 2015 10:11 pm
    The Thunderbirds played a lackluster game and were blown out 4-1 by the Victoria Royals to close out the preseason.
  • T-Birds news and notes: Short handed in Tri City and killing penalties
    Andy Eide | September 13, 2015 4:48 pm
    The latest news and notes from the Seattle Thunderbirds as they continue to prepare for the start of the WHL season.
  • Donovan Neuls' injury potentially a huge loss for T-Birds
    Tim Pigulski | September 10, 2015 11:32 am
    The severity of a leg injury Thunderbirds defenseman Donovan Neuls suffered from a knee-on-knee hit on Sunday is still unknown, but losing him would have a significant impact on Seattle.
  • Thunderbirds center Mathew Barzal signs with New York Islanders
    Tim Pigulski | September 10, 2015 10:21 am
    Mathew Barzal, the no. 16 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, has signed a professional contract with the New York Islanders, the Thunderbirds announced Thursday morning.
  • T-Birds thump Spokane 5-2 to end weekend
    Andy Eide | September 06, 2015 5:41 pm
    An early short-handed goal set the tone for the Thundersbirds as they scored a dominant 5-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.
  • T-Birds bounce back and drop Victoria 5-3
    Andy Eide | September 05, 2015 5:19 pm
    The T-Birds up goals from five different players and Keegan Kolesar added three assists as they beat the Victoria Royals 5-3 at Xfinity Arena in Everett on Saturday.
  • Thunderbirds open exhibition schedule with a 2-0 loss to Tri City
    Andy Eide | September 04, 2015 1:36 pm
    Seattle opened the preseason schedule against the Tri City Americans at the Everett Silvertips Holiday Preseason tournament and were shut out 2-0.
  • What we've learned from Thunderbirds training camp
    Tim Pigulski | September 02, 2015 10:42 am
    The hockey season officially began in Seattle last week as the Thunderbirds hosted two days of prospect scrimmages and two days of maincamp followed by the annual Blue-White game. The preseason begins this weekend in Everett as Seattle will play in three contests, one each against Tri-City, Victoria and Spokane.
  • T-Birds training camp: Volcan shines as Team Blue beats Team White
    August 30, 2015 7:02 am

    The Seattle Thunderbirds wrapped up their training camp Saturday night with the annual Blue-White game. The Blue team held on to win 5-4 and were paced by two goals and an assist from Nolan Volcan. Volcan turned in an impressive camp this year and the speedy forward from Edmonton appears poised for a big season.

  • T-Birds training camp: Goalie Taz Burman wants to earn playing time
    Andy Eide | August 29, 2015 6:46 am
    It was only a few weeks ago that goalie Taz Burman was getting ready for his third season with the Red Deer Rebels. Then he got the call that he had been traded and suddenly found himself in training camp with Seattle.
  • T-Birds training camp: Olhaver makes his Seattle debut
    August 28, 2015 5:28 am

    You didn't need a program to know who new Thunderbirds forward Gustav Olhaver was during Thursday's training camp scrimmages. All you needed to was look for the tallest guy on the ice. The import player from Angleholm, Sweden is an impressive figure, standing at 6 feet 6 without skates. Playing on the wing with fellow import Alexander True, Olhaver looked like a player to watch during Thursday's sessions

  • T-Birds training camp: Monroe's Luke Ormsby looking to make roster
    August 26, 2015 11:09 pm

    Monroe's Luke Ormsby is making a strong case to make the T-Birds roster. The 16 year old has always dreamed of playing for the Thunderbirds ever since he was a young kid. The T-Birds training camp continues Thursday with three afternoon scrimmages.

  • T-Birds Training Camp: Wedman, Ormsby shine on day 1
    Andy Eide | August 25, 2015 9:16 pm
    The Thunderbirds kicked off what they hope will be a great season Tuesday with their first full day of training camp. Tuesday was high-lighted by six scrimmages featuring their prospects and rookies. The veteran players were at the ShoWare Center as well but their day was relegated to a grueling on-ice fitness test as well as an off-ice work out in the afternoon.
  • What to watch at Thunderbirds training camp
    Tim Pigulski | August 24, 2015 10:16 am
    Big things are expected of the 2015-16 Seattle Thunderbirds, who begin training camp with prospect scrimmages Tuesday morning.
  • Thunderbirds trade Calvin Spencer to Swift Current
    Tim Pigulski | August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
    The Seattle Thunderbirds have traded forward Calvin Spencer to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional sixth-round choice in the 2017 Bantam Draft, the team announced Tuesday.
  • Thunderbirds trade Lane Pederson for goalie Taz Burman
    Andy Eide | August 05, 2015 4:13 pm

    Seattle sent 18-year-old forward Lane Pederson to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for 18-year-old goalie Taz Burman. The trade frees up some congestion amongst the T-Birds' forward group and adds to the competition in net.

  • Seattle center Scott Eansor is on a mission
    Andy Eide | July 30, 2015 9:04 pm
    Scrappy Thunderbirds center Scott Eansor has been busy this offseason, with both a pro development camp and a USA hockey camp for the Colorado native.
  • Thunderbirds' Logan Flodell aiming to lock up No. 1 goalie spot
    Tim Pigulski | July 29, 2015 11:46 am
    The biggest question for the T-Birds entering this season has been in net, where they'll be losing WHL graduate Taran Kozun, who established himself as one of the league's best goalies over the past season and a half. In line to replace him is another prospect from the 2012 Bantam Draft, Logan Flodell.