T-Birds notebook: Swinging through the Eastern Conference
Andy Eide | November 06, 2014 9:24 pmThe Thunderbirds arrived in Saskatchewan Thursday as their six-game road trip, the longest of the season, kicks off Friday evening in Prince Albert.
T-Birds hold on to nip Rebels in shootout
Andy Eide | November 05, 2014 5:02 amThe Thunderbirds are one of the youngest teams in the WHL but Tuesday night they leaned on two of their older players to gut out a win.
Flodell's reassignment leaves questions for T-Birds' future in net
Tim Pigulski | November 03, 2014 1:36 pmThe Thunderbirds reassigned 17-year-old Logan Flodell to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, leaving them with the standard two goalies in Taran Kozun and Danny Mumaugh.
Giants outlast T-Birds in 1-0 shutout
Andy Eide | November 01, 2014 10:59 pmThe Thunderbirds played a game of chance Saturday night and ended up on the short end of the stick.
T-Birds defense should only improve as Wardley, Theodore return
Tim Pigulski | October 31, 2014 12:46 pmA suspension and injuries have forced the Thunderbirds' younger defensive players into action, and it will only make Seattle better when the other defenders return.
T-Birds spill Oil Kings 5-2
Andy Eide | October 31, 2014 5:36 amThe Thunderbirds welcomed in the defending WHL and Memorial Cup Champions Thursday night and turned out to be less than friendly hosts.
T-Birds notebook: Angry coach, secondary scoring and thievery
Andy Eide | October 27, 2014 7:30 pmThe Thunderbirds are coming off a three point weekend that turned out to be pretty eventful. They came just short of picking up all four points, losing Saturday in overtime but there are signs they might have found their scoring touch as they lit the lamp five times Friday night against Spokane in a win.
Frustrated T-Birds come up short in overtime loss to Silvertips
Andy Eide | October 25, 2014 10:32 pmIt was Pink the Rink night in Everett Saturday but the game on the ice left the Thunderbirds seeing red.
T-Birds snap losing streak with 5-3 win over Spokane
Andy Eide | October 25, 2014 12:11 amThe Seattle Thunderbirds showed that having five days off can do wonders for your game, snapping a four-game losing streak Friday by beating the Spokane Chiefs 5-3.
O'Dette, T-Birds forced to adjust with key veteran pieces missing
Tim Pigulski | October 22, 2014 12:14 pmPrior to the beginning of this season, the Thunderbirds found themselves in a predicament on defense. They returned their top seven blueliners from last year -- Shea Theodore, Jerret Smith, Jared Hauf, Evan Wardley, Adam Henry, Ethan Bear, and Kevin Wolf -- and added touted 16-year-old Sahvan Khaira to the mix.
T-Birds drop fourth straight with overtime loss to Blazers
Andy Eide | October 19, 2014 5:47 amThe Thunderbirds keep finding ways to lose hockey games at home. Saturday night Seattle dropped a strange 5-4 overtime decision to the Kamloops Blazers at the ShoWare Center.
Prince George holds off Thunderbirds 3-1
Andy Eide | October 18, 2014 5:04 amThe Thunderbirds played their third game in four nights Friday night and once again struggled to score goals.
Slow starts proving costly for T-Birds
Tim Pigulski | October 16, 2014 6:14 pmNow an eighth of the way through the season, we're beginning to get a better understanding of what this year's Thunderbirds are capable of.
Exhausted Thunderbirds drop 4-1 decision in Spokane
October 15, 2014 9:02 pm
By Andrew Eide
A night after having to play a game with a short handed roster, the Thunderbirds headed across the state Wednesday and left their legs back in Kent.
Seattle had no energy from the start and lost the second game of a home-and-home series to the Spokane Chiefs 4-1 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Chiefs controlled the game from the start and out shot the T-Birds 43-19 on the night, getting a pair of goals from Liam Stewart as they sent Seattle to its second straight loss.
Seattle goalie Taran Kozun made 39 saves in a valiant effort that saw him under siege the entire night. Seattle's lone goal came from Ryan Gropp who notched his team leading sixth of the season.
Thunderbirds play hard but fall in shoot out to Spokane
Andy Eide | October 15, 2014 4:58 amThe Thunderbirds found themselves in a tough spot Tuesday night and hung on to scrape out a point.
T-Birds news and notes: Suspensions, trades and fancy stats
Andy Eide | October 13, 2014 9:34 pmThe Thunderbirds ended the weekend on a mini two game-win streak after taking overtime victories against Spokane and Portland.
Thunderbirds edge Winterhawks in 3-2 shootout win
Andy Eide | October 12, 2014 6:06 amThe Thunderbirds have managed to turn their former house of horrors into a fun house, skating out of the Moda Center in Portland Saturday night with a 3-2 shootout win over the struggling Winterhawks.
Late game heroics lift T-Birds past Chiefs in overtime win
Andy Eide | October 10, 2014 10:12 pmSeattle got a late game-tying goal from Mathew Barzal to force an overtime period, where Jared Hauf scored to give the T-Birds a 2-1 win over Spokane.
Rockets power their way to 6-4 win over T-Birds
October 04, 2014 11:14 pm
KENT -- A night after a comeback win the Seattle Thunderbirds gave up a lead to lose a hard fought game.
The Kelowna Rockets scored three goals in the third period to come from behind and beat the T-Birds 6-4 in front of 4,358 fans at the ShoWare Center. The Rockets got a hat trick from Rourke Chartier and four assists from Nick Merkley in the win. Seattle was led by Mathew Barzal's goal and two assists.
"Too many penalties," head coach Steve Konowalchuk said. "We took some other dumb penalties, you can't hook around the waist, had another trip, those we deserved."
T-Birds outlast Portland 4-3 in shoot out win
October 04, 2014 5:36 am
The Seattle Thunderbirds erased three one-goal leads Friday night to pick up their second win of the young season.
Seattle beat the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in a shoot out at the Moda Center in Portland to snap their mini two-game losing streak and keep their rivals winless on the season. Seattle got two assists from Mathew Barzal and goals from three different players to force the game into overtime and eventually the shoot out. Barzal and Donovan Neuls converted in the shoot out to pick up the two points for Seattle.
"Any time you can find a way to win it's good," head coach Steve Konowalchuk said. "This is a tough place to win, we found our desperation in the second and third period."