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  • 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.
  • Thunderbirds' overage situation all but settled for 2015-16 season
    Tim Pigulski | July 13, 2015 11:06 am
    When the Thunderbirds acquired Jamal Watson from the Lethbridge Hurricanes on May 14, it seemed to settle the 20-year-old situation for the upcoming season. It's still over two months until Seattle opens the season in Vancouver and anything can happen during that time, but the three overage players on Seattle's roster will provide the combination of production and leadership that teams should seek from their veterans.
  • After busy week concludes with Import Draft, T-Birds roster loaded with NHL talent
    Tim Pigulski | June 30, 2015 1:23 pm
    The Thunderbirds signed defenseman Brandon Schuldhaus and selected forward Gustav Olhaver in the Import Draft, adding them to a group of players with NHL futures.
  • Former T-Bird Shea Theodore recounts his own draft experience
    Tim Pigulski | June 29, 2015 12:34 pm
    This past weekend provided the most tense and enjoyable environment that the four T-Birds selected had ever experienced, and it was no different for Shea Theodore two years ago.
  • Keegan Kolesar, Ethan Bear make it four T-Birds picked in NHL Draft
    Andy Eide | June 27, 2015 1:32 pm
    Keegan Kolesar and Ethan Bear were both taken Saturday, giving the T-Birds a total of four players chosen in total during this year's NHL Draft.
  • Rangers trade up to take Ryan Gropp in second round, No. 41 overall
    Tim Pigulski | June 27, 2015 12:21 pm
    Ryan Gropp was the second Thunderbird to go in the NHL Draft, the New York Rangers completing a blockbuster trade with the Anaheim Ducks to move up and take the talented young wing.
  • Drafted by Islanders, Mathew Barzal slips into ideal situation
    Tim Pigulski | June 26, 2015 9:00 pm
    While the road had a couple of forks, it's hard to think of a situation that could have been better for Mathew Barzal than being picked by the Isalanders.
  • Mathew Barzal drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round
    Andy Eide | June 26, 2015 8:04 pm
    The New York Islanders traded defenseman Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers for the 16th pick so that they could select Seattle Thunderbirds Mathew Barzal.
  • Seattle's Mathew Barzal on the brink of becoming an NHL Draft pick
    Andy Eide | June 26, 2015 11:35 am
    The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft gets going at 4 p.m. Friday Pacific time. With just a few hours to go for the first round prospects, the sense of excitement and nervousness is building.
  • Four T-Birds likely to be picked in this weekend's NHL Draft
    Tim Pigulski | June 26, 2015 10:13 am
    Friday evening marks the beginning of the 2015 NHL Draft, where no fewer than four Thunderbirds are expected to be selected by professional clubs. The first round takes place Friday night, with Rounds 2 through 7 occurring on Saturday.
  • Thunderbirds news and notes: NHL Draft edition
    Andy Eide | June 26, 2015 6:03 am
    The day has finally arrived. The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft is here and begins tonight at 4 o'clock Pacific time from the BB&T Center.
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