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  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2013 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | April 01, 2015 10:51 am
    Continuing our series of articles looking at how the current T-Birds roster was built through the draft and various trades over the past five years.
  • T-Birds bounce back, beat Winterhawks 5-2 in Game 3
    Andy Eide | March 31, 2015 10:25 pm
    The T-Birds beat the Portland Winterhawks 5-2 in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series Tuesday night in front of 6,119 fans in the ShoWare Center.
  • T-Birds goalie Ryan Gilchrist eager for the future
    Tim Pigulski | March 30, 2015 12:19 pm
    When the Thunderbirds announced that they had signed Lloyminster, Alberta native Ryan Gilchrist to a WHL standard player agreement on Feb. 20, it appeared that the goalie situation for the near future was settled.
  • Portland evens series with Seattle after 3-0 shutout
    Andy Eide | March 29, 2015 11:26 pm
    Seattle was looking to take a commanding two-game lead in its best-of-seven opening-round tilt with the Portland Winterhawks but came up short, getting shut out 3-0 at the Moda Center.
  • Thunderbirds come back to take Game 1 against Portland 4-3
    Andy Eide | March 29, 2015 1:09 am
    The T-Birds scored twice late in the third period to come from behind and edge out the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in Game 1 of their playoff series.
  • Your 2015 WHL playoff preview
    March 27, 2015 6:27 am
    The WHL's second season is finally upon us. After 72 grueling games, long bus rides and the highs and lows that come with a regular season, it all comes down to 16 teams.
  • Playoffs are both beginning and end for T-Birds like Wardley, Volcan
    Andy Eide | March 26, 2015 6:25 am
    When the Thunderbirds began the 2014-2015 season they did so with one of the youngest clubs in the WHL. Over the course of the season, 11 rookies would make their WHL debuts and while green at the beginning, they got stronger as the season wore on.

  • The Winterhawks are ready for a tough series with T-Birds
    Andy Eide | March 24, 2015 10:25 pm
    It's often said that a playoff series breeds intense rivalries. When the Portland Winterhawks and Seattle Thunderbirds kick off their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series on Saturday, the intensity will already be there.
  • Konowalchuk on the Seattle-Portland playoff series
    Tim Pigulski | March 24, 2015 10:26 am
    For the second year in a row, Seattle will open the playoffs with a rivalry matchup, this time against a Portland Winterhawks team that finished second in the U.S. Division and third in the Western Conference.
  • Five keys to a Thunderbirds' playoff victory over Portland
    Tim Pigulski | March 23, 2015 1:39 pm
    With the Thunderbirds set to meet rival Portland in a best-of-seven WHL playoff series, we break down the five keys for a Seattle victory.
  • How the 2014-15 T-Birds were built: The 2012 Bantam Draft
    Tim Pigulski | March 23, 2015 12:03 pm
    In the fifth part of a series looking at how the current Thunderbirds roster has taken shape, we focus on the 2012 Bantam Draft, where Seattle brought in Mathew Barzal with the first overall pick.
  • T-Birds take out Portland 6-3 to set up playoff clash
    Andy Eide | March 22, 2015 7:15 am
    Like they did opening night, the Thunderbirds turned away the Portland Winterhawks Saturday night, this time by a 6-3 final score in front of a sold out ShoWare Center
  • 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.