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  • 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.
  • Thunderbirds off to best second-half start in 14 years
    Tim Pigulski | January 02, 2015 11:51 am
    On Christmas Eve, Seattle's Taran Kozun was straightforward about the importance of the games immediately following the WHL's holiday break. "The games right after the break will probably decide what we do," said the 20-year-old goaltender just one week ago in regards to whether Seattle would be buyers or sellers at the league's Jan. 10 trade deadline.
  • T-Birds clamp down on Winterhawks for fifth straight win
    Andy Eide | January 01, 2015 1:44 am
    Playing short-handed again on New Year's Eve, the Thunderbirds extended their win streak to five with a 2-1 win against the Winterhawks in Portland.
  • T-Birds win fourth straight with 4-2 win over Everett
    Andy Eide | December 31, 2014 5:31 am
    In only his sixth start of the year, Danny Mumaugh made 28 saves in goal to help the T-Birds in a 4-2 victory over the U.S. Division-leading Everett Silvertips.
  • T-Birds topple Vancouver Giants in Sunday matinee
    Andy Eide | December 29, 2014 5:02 am
    Seattle goalie Taran Kozun was the player of the game as he made 33 saves to pace the Thunderbirds to a 3-2 afternoon victory over Vancouver.
  • Thunderbirds hold off Winterhawks in 4-3 win
    Andy Eide | December 28, 2014 6:12 am
    The World Junior Hockey Championships robbed Saturday's game between the Thunderbirds and Winterhawks of some serious star power. But that didn't stop the two rivals from turning in an exciting back-and-forth game to kick off the second half.
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