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  • 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.
  • Thunderbirds sign 2015 first-round draft pick Elijah Brown
    Tim Pigulski | June 23, 2015 3:07 pm
    The Thunderbirds announced Monday afternoon that they had signed Elijah Brown, their first round pick, No. 15 overall, from the 2015 Bantam Draft to a standard WHL Player Agreement.
  • How does the Thunderbirds' 2015 NHL Draft class stack up?
    Andy Eide | June 15, 2015 8:19 pm
    When the 2015 NHL Draft concludes on June 27 in Florida, the Thunderbirds could have one of their biggest draft classes in franchise history.
  • Four T-Birds attend the NHL Draft Combine
    Andy Eide | June 09, 2015 5:44 am

    Four members of the Thunderbirds were in Buffalo, N.Y. for the combine as Mathew Barzal, Ryan Gropp, Keegan Kolesar and Ethan Bear are all expected to be selected in this year's draft.

  • Dante Fabbro to remain in Penticton for 2015-16 season
    Tim Pigulski | June 01, 2015 2:36 pm
    In a press release posted on the Penticton Vees' website, it was announced that former T-Birds first-round draft pick Dante Fabbro will be returning to Penticton for the 2015-16 season, when he will be 17 years old.
  • T-Birds acquire Watson from Lethbridge for Millette and pick
    Tim Pigulski | May 15, 2015 11:09 am
    The Thunderbirds announced early Friday morning that they acquired forward Jamal Watson from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for Cory Millette and a fifth-round selection in next year's Bantam Draft.
  • T-Birds select nine players in 2015 WHL Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | May 08, 2015 3:28 pm
    The Thunderbirds added nine new players to their protected list through Thursday's annual WHL Bantam Draft, a crop including six forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie.
  • Who will be the Thunderbirds' next captain?
    Andy Eide | May 04, 2015 8:00 pm
    When the Thunderbirds convene for training camp this fall to prepare for the season, they will be searching for a new team captain. With Justin Hickman and Shea Theodore moving on to the pro ranks this next season, the T-Birds will need someone to step up and don the C on their sweater.
  • T-Birds' Jarret Tyszka always thought he would play in WHL
    Tim Pigulski | April 27, 2015 1:50 pm
    On April 16, the Thunderbirds announced an exciting piece of news as last year's first-round Bantam Draft pick, Jarret Tyszka, signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement. The news couldn't have come at a better time as Seattle will lose two of its top four defensemen from last season, Shea Theodore and Evan Wardley, and the status of 2013 first-round pick Dante Fabbro remains uncertain.
  • Steve Konowalchuk reflects on the Thunderbirds season
    April 21, 2015 9:16 am

    It was a season that saw the T-Birds ice one of the youngest clubs in the WHL, face some adversity and finish strong.While it ended before they would have liked, it was a positive year for the young T-Birds.

  • T-Birds GM Farwell reflects on 2014-15, optimistic for next season
    Tim Pigulski | April 17, 2015 3:41 pm
    The Thunderbirds season could be considered a success given their youthful roster, but for general manager Russ Farwell it's tough to say if the team met his expectations given how often the team didn't have a healthy roster.
  • Early exit shouldn't overshadow T-Birds' accomplishments
    Tim Pigulski | April 09, 2015 10:17 am
    Despite an early playoff exit, the Thunderbirds exceeded the expectations of many, finishing the season fourth in the Western Conference with 85 points and getting within inches of taking the favored Portland Winterhawks to Game 7 in the first round.
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