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  • Ryan Gropp leads T-Birds to a 7-2 sacking of Spokane
    March 21, 2015 7:09 am

    Gropp scored four times as Seattle exploded for five goals in the third period on their way to a convincing 7-2 rout of the Chiefs at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. His linemate Mathew Barzal picked up three assists on the night as the T-Birds won their season series with the Chiefs seven games to three.

  • Thunderbirds edge out Kelowna 3-2 in overtime
    Andy Eide | March 18, 2015 10:04 pm
    The T-Birds showed little effect from the overnight travel Wednesday evening and beat the Rockets 3-2 in overtime.
  • Thunderbirds dump Tri City in 7-3 win
    Andy Eide | March 18, 2015 5:35 am
    Seattle blew a tie game open with four third period goals and went on to rout the struggling Tri City Americans 7-3 on Tuesday night.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2011 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 17, 2015 11:06 am
    In the fourth part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2011 Bantam Draft, which included the selection of highly-touted wing Ryan Gropp.
  • Silvertips blitz T-Birds early, go on to win 3-1
    Andy Eide | March 15, 2015 9:56 am
    The Everett Silvertips opened the game with 20 straight shots, got goals from three different scorers and 19 saves by goalie Carter Hart to beat the Thunderbirds 3-1.
  • T-Birds hold off Silvertips for 3-2 shootout win
    Andy Eide | March 14, 2015 7:14 am

    For the 12th time in their last 18 meetings, the Thunderbirds and Silvertips played a one-goal game, with Seattle getting the win 3-2 in a shootout.

  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2010 Import Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 13, 2015 12:36 pm
    In the third part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2010 Import Draft, where Seattle found a couple of trade pieces it turned into valuable members of the 2014-15 squad.
  • T-Birds defenseman Jerret Smith is more than just 'Steady Eddie'
    Andy Eide | March 12, 2015 9:20 pm
    Steady Eddie is the phrase Seattle Thunderbirds head coach Steve Konowalchuk often uses when praising the play of defenseman Jerret Smith, meaning Smith is reliable on the ice.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2010 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 09, 2015 12:16 pm
    In the second part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2010 Bantam Draft, which brought star defenseman Shea Theodore to the team.
  • Thunderbirds bounce back to beat Kamloops Blazers 3-1
    Andy Eide | March 08, 2015 6:01 am
    The Seattle Thunderbirds had to work hard to bounce back from an ugly loss the night before, grinding out a tough 3-1 win over Kamloops.
  • T-Birds routed by Bjorkstrand and Winterhawks, 7-1
    Andy Eide | March 07, 2015 5:57 am
    Oliver Bjorkstrand scored four goals to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 7-1 rout of the Thunderbirds at Portland's Moda Center on Friday night.
  • Former T-Bird Hickman inks deal with NHL's Boston Bruins
    Tim Pigulski | March 05, 2015 12:09 pm
    The National Hockey League's Boston Bruins announced today that they have signed former Thunderbirds forward Justin Hickman to an entry-level contract.
  • Thunderbirds halt skid with 4-1 win at Victoria
    Andy Eide | March 04, 2015 5:36 am
    A night after coming into the game in relief, Thunderbirds goalie Taran Kozun started the game Tuesday against Victoria and played excellent.
  • T-Birds come back but lose to Royals 3-2 in shootout
    Andy Eide | March 02, 2015 9:51 pm
    The Thunderbirds were on Vancouver Island Monday night and were beaten by the Victoria Royals in a shootout at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. While that is Seattle's fourth straight loss, there was a lot to like in this game.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2009 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 02, 2015 2:14 pm
    In the first part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2009 Bantam Draft, including defenseman Evan Wardley.
  • T-Birds drop third straight with 5-2 loss against Portland
    Andy Eide | March 01, 2015 9:00 am
    Seattle threw 51 shots on Portland goalie Adin Hill but could not find the net enough and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Winterhawks at the ShoWare Center.
  • Thunderbirds give one away to Prince George, lose 5-4 in overtime
    Andy Eide | February 28, 2015 7:08 am
    The Seattle Thunderbirds' quest for home ice in the first round of the playoffs suffered a blow Friday night in an overtime loss to the Prince George Cougars.
  • Thunderbirds notebook: We're talking about the playoffs?
    Andy Eide | February 26, 2015 8:10 pm
    The T-Birds end their six-game homestand with two games this weekend, and while they may not quite be must-win games, they are at least probably-need-to-win games.
  • Ryan Gropp is working towards the 2015 NHL Draft
    Andy Eide | February 25, 2015 8:34 pm
    In an early February game the Seattle Thunderbirds found themselves down to the Kelowna Rockets late. The top ranked WHL team had held Seattle at bay all night long and with just over five minutes to go, had a 1-0 lead.
  • Hitmen take out T-Birds 3-2
    Andy Eide | February 25, 2015 6:08 am
    There is nobody in the WHL playing better hockey than the Calgary Hitmen right now and Tuesday night they made the Thunderbirds their latest victims.
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