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  • Portland squeaks by T-Birds 2-1
    Andy Eide | December 14, 2014 6:13 am
    There are many levels of frustration in life and in sports. The Thunderbirds know this all too well as they have suffered some frustrating losses during the first half of the WHL season.
  • T-Birds blanked by Americans 4-0
    December 12, 2014 11:11 pm

    Most nights the game of hockey is decided after 60 hard-fought minutes of tough checking and tense moments. Other nights, it only takes 37 seconds to decide the outcome.

    It was the latter Friday night for the Thunderbirds as they dropped a listless 4-0 decision to the Tri City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

    It started with a slashing call on Calvin Spencer, just under six minutes into the game. A few moments later Jerret Smith got his stick up on an Americans player that drew blood. That resulted in a four-minute double minor and gave Tri City (17-13-0-1) a lengthy 1:37 of a five-on-three advantage.

  • Shea Theodore looking for Canadian gold
    Andy Eide | December 08, 2014 8:17 pm
    Seattle's 4-1 win over Spokane Sunday night was most likely the last time the T-Birds will see defenseman Shea Theodore for the rest of the year.
  • T-Birds wear down Chiefs in 4-1 win
    Andy Eide | December 07, 2014 9:54 pm
    The Thunderbirds hopped on a bus Sunday and headed across the state to play a big division game against the Spokane Chiefs. Both clubs were playing their third game in as many nights but it was the T-Birds that had the fresher legs and got the win.
  • Tigers beat Thunderbirds 5-3
    Andy Eide | December 07, 2014 6:09 am
    The Thunderbirds ice one of the WHL's youngest rosters and when matched up against an older club like they were Saturday night, the little things can make a difference.
  • Thunderbirds shut down Americans in 3-1 win
    Andy Eide | December 06, 2014 1:01 am
    Seattle beat the Tri City Americans 3-1 by playing a strong and suffocating defense along with some timely scoring.
  • Turner Ottenbreit working his way into T-Birds' long term plans
    Tim Pigulski | December 05, 2014 12:53 pm
    The Thunderbirds didn't know much about defenseman Turner Ottenbreit when they acquired him via trade, but he's proven to be an integral piece of the puzzle this season.
  • T-Birds' roster likely to thin even more for World Junior tournaments
    Tim Pigulski | December 02, 2014 11:00 am
    Seattle has been missing key contributors for each of its 27 games so far this season, and it's likely that the World Junior Championships will thin the roster even more.
  • T-Birds power past Chiefs 4-1
    Andy Eide | November 30, 2014 10:14 pm
    Coming off of a lackluster loss, the Thunderbirds were looking to play with more energy and emotion Sunday night against Spokane. Despite playing their third game in three nights they were able to get up for a big divisional game and pick up their second win in three games.
  • Kootenay puts T-Birds on Ice with 5-2 win
    Andy Eide | November 30, 2014 6:50 am
    A night after ending a four-game losing streak the Thunderbirds turned as cold as the weather, losing 5-2 to the visiting Kootenay Ice.
  • T-Birds snap losing streak with 3-2 win in Everett
    Andy Eide | November 29, 2014 12:48 am
    The Thunderbirds held on to beat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 at the XFINITY Arena to snap a frustrating four-game losing streak.
  • Everett extends T-Birds' losing streak to four
    Andy Eide | November 23, 2014 6:21 am
    The Thunderbirds are getting pretty good at playing in one-goal games. Unfortunately for them, they're coming up on the wrong end of the majority of those games.
  • T-Birds lose third straight as offensive woes continue
    Andy Eide | November 22, 2014 12:14 am
    The Thunderbirds were back in the friendly confines of the ShoWare Center Friday night and so were their offensive struggles.
  • T-Birds still searching for identity after Eastern Conference road trip
    Tim Pigulski | November 18, 2014 5:18 pm
    It's rare that a team in the Western Hockey League is able to put its entire roster on the ice night in and night out as a regular starter or two is usually always missing due to injury, international tournaments, tryout camps, or something else that will prevent them from suiting up.
  • T-Birds end road trip with sluggish 2-1 loss
    Andy Eide | November 16, 2014 7:22 pm
    The Thunderbirds ended their six-game road trip by losing a second straight 2-1 decision.
  • Pats bounce T-Birds 2-1
    Andy Eide | November 16, 2014 7:23 am
    Tired legs and bouncing pucks did the Thunderbirds in on Saturday night in Regina.
  • T-Birds cut down Wheat Kings 6-4
    Andy Eide | November 15, 2014 6:29 am
    The Thunderbirds bounced back from two losses and handled the Eastern Conference leading Wheat Kings 6-4 at Westman Place in front of 4,267 fans.
  • Moose Jaw drops Thunderbirds 6-2
    Andy Eide | November 13, 2014 5:57 am
    The Seattle Thunderbirds welcomed back Shea Theodore Wednesday night but lost a 6-2 decision to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
  • T-Birds fall to Saskatoon Blades 4-2
    Andy Eide | November 09, 2014 5:18 am
    The T-Birds they lost 4-2 to the Saskatoon Blades at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, with Ryan Graham potting two goals for the Blades in the win.
  • T-Birds dethrone Prince Albert 6-2
    Andy Eide | November 07, 2014 7:07 pm
    The Thunderbirds wasted no time facing adversity on their season long six-game road trip but were able to fight through it.