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  • T-Birds complete weekend sweep of Prince George with 3-0 shutout
    February 01, 2015 6:16 am

    The Seattle Thunderbirds completed a weekend sweep of the Prince George Cougars with a commanding 3-0 shutout Saturday night.

    Goaltender Taran Kozun stopped all 20 Cougar shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and second in his last three starts. Offensively the T-Birds picked up goals from Calvin Spencer, Ryan Gropp and Cory Millette. It was Seattle's second win in a row and it extended Prince George's losing streak to 12.

  • Thunderbirds blast Prince George Cougars 9-2 to get back on track
    Andy Eide | January 30, 2015 9:30 pm
    After a frustrating loss Wednesday the Thunderbirds found the perfect tonic to getting back on track Friday night, routing Prince George 9-2.
  • Thunderbirds come up short in Kamloops, lose 4-3
    Andy Eide | January 29, 2015 6:18 am
    The Thunderbirds were in Kamloops Wednesday night and found a way to lose a game that was winnable.
  • Thunderbirds goalie Danny Mumaugh retires; Flodell returns
    Tim Pigulski | January 26, 2015 11:25 am
    The Thunderbirds season took another strange turn, 18-year-old backup goaltender Danny Mumaugh electing to end his hockey career this weekend. Seattle has recalled 17-year-old Logan Flodell to replace him.
  • Thunderbirds bounce back to blank Chiefs 2-0 in Spokane
    Andy Eide | January 25, 2015 8:32 pm
    Playing their third game in as many nights, the Thunderbirds saved their best performance for the last game, blanking the Chiefs 2-0 in Spokane.
  • Winterhawks edge T-Birds 4-3 in overtime
    Andy Eide | January 25, 2015 7:46 am
    The Thunderbirds' frustrating week grew a bit more frustrating on Saturday night against their biggest rivals.
  • Americans hand T-Birds their second straight shutout loss
    Andy Eide | January 24, 2015 6:27 am
    The Thunderbirds could not muster any offense for the second straight game as they were shut out by the Tri City Americans 4-0 on Friday night.
  • T-Birds Notebook: Good coaching, long bus rides and a top prospect
    Andy Eide | January 23, 2015 6:25 am
    After a hit and miss last weekend, the T-Birds kick off an important three-in-three weekend tonight in Kennewick.
  • Four T-Birds crack NHL Central Scouting's midterm rankings
    Tim Pigulski | January 20, 2015 4:20 pm
    Tuesday morning, NHL Central Scouting released their 2015 midterm rankings of players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft. Four T-Birds made the list: center Mathew Barzal, wings Ryan Gropp and Keegan Kolesar, and defenseman Ethan Bear.
  • Everett Silvertips blast weary Thunderbirds 6-0
    Andy Eide | January 17, 2015 10:30 pm
    A night after an impressive win in Kelowna, the T-Birds played flat and were shut out by the Everett Silvertips 6-0 at a sold out XFINITY Arena.
  • T-Birds walk into Kelowna and beat WHL's top team 5-2
    Andy Eide | January 16, 2015 11:25 pm
    Taran Kozun made 36 big saves to pace the T-Birds to a 5-2 win over the WHL's best Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place.
  • T-Birds playing their best hockey on the cusp of Barzal's return
    Tim Pigulski | January 14, 2015 11:46 am
    The Thunderbirds had to learn how to play without forward Mathew Barzal, but now that he's on the verge of returning from a broken knee, they're in great shape to move up the WHL standings.
  • T-Birds rally for shootout win over Spokane
    Andy Eide | January 14, 2015 4:55 am
    The Thunderbirds needed to work extra time Tuesday night to beat a tough Spokane Chiefs team at the ShoWare Center.
  • T-Birds bounce back to double up Americans 4-2
    Andy Eide | January 12, 2015 5:14 am
    Sunday afternoon, Thunderbirds defenseman Shea Theodore was sporting a new look for his first home game since rejoining the club.
  • T-Birds kick away late lead to lose 4-3 in Tri City
    January 09, 2015 9:56 pm

    The Thunderbirds played 58 great minutes of hockey Friday night in Kennewick against the Tri City Americans. Unfortunately for them, hockey games are 60 minutes affairs.

    With a commanding 3-1 lead heading down the stretch the T-Birds gave up two late goals and would lose 4-3 in the shoot out. Richard Nejezchleb and Brian Williams picked up the late tallies for the Americans and Nejezchleb's shoot-out conversion was enough for the improbable come back.

    "It was definitely a game I thought in the third period we were in control of," head coach Steve Konowalchuk said afterwards. "A couple big mistakes there to let them win the game."

  • T-Birds acquire Cory Millette from Prince Albert
    Andy Eide | January 08, 2015 2:16 pm
    With the WHL trade deadline approaching, the Thunderbirds made a move Thursday afternoon in picking up 19-year-old forward Cory Millette from the Prince Albert Raiders.
  • T-Birds Notebook: Golden bird, a win streak and the trade deadline
    Andy Eide | January 06, 2015 9:53 pm
    A day after the Seattle Thunderbirds had their six-game win streak snapped in Portland, everything broke loose on Monday afternoon as the T-Birds experienced both the highs and lows that sports can offer you.
  • Lipsbergs back with T-Birds; Baltram released; Hickman done for season
    Tim Pigulski | January 05, 2015 3:27 pm
    In a surprising series of moves Monday afternoon, the Thunderbirds announced that Latvian import forward Roberts Lipsbergs -- who spent the last two seasons with the team and was most recently with the ECHL's Stockton Thunder -- will be returning to Seattle.
  • T-Birds' win streak ends at six with 4-0 loss in Portland
    Tim Pigulski | January 04, 2015 9:26 pm
    With a six-game winning streak on the line, the Thunderbirds were unable to generate any offense, falling 4-0 to the Winterhawks Sunday evening at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.
  • T-Birds make it six in a row with 3-2 shootout win over Tri City
    Andy Eide | January 03, 2015 1:33 am
    The Thunderbirds found a way to grind out their sixth win in a row Friday night, putting in extra time for a 3-2 victory over the Tri City Americans.
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