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Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Branden Troock (11) skates by a Tri-City defender in a game in February. Troock scored his 22nd goal of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win against Portland. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Troock Hopes Goal Gets His Game Rolling Once Again

Troock now has 22 goals on the season and 31 assists for a total of 53 points, good for third on the team behind defenseman Shea Theodore (69) and Alexander Delnov (56). It’s his hope that the goal spurs his game back to where it was in December when he was lighting the lamp nearly every night.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2014

Seattle players Sam McKechnie (5) and Ryan Gropp (12), center, protect the goal in front of goalie Taran Kozun, Saturday night. The T-Birds defeated Portland 4-1, snapping Portland's 21-game win streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun, Seattle Snap Portland’s Near-Record Streak

Late goals from forwards Justin Hickman and Brendan Troock carried Seattle to a statement-making 4-1 win over Portland, Saturday at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Goalie Taran Kozun had 41 saves and Seattle halted one of the greatest regular-season streaks in WHL history.

1090 The Fan–03/01/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' rookie forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Prince Albert. Barzal scored twice, his 10th and 11th goals of the season as Seattle snapped a 3-game losing streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince Albert

In the end, Alexander Delnov scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Seattle past Prince Albert 4-3. Mathew Barzal scored two goals, Roberts Lipsbergs added his first goal in nine games, and Shea Theodore contributed two assists to lead the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–02/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' players including Mathew Barzal (13) celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. In their current 3-game losing skid, the T-Birds are averaging 2.3 goals per game. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Sliding T-Birds Looking For Consistency

The problem with the T-Birds lately, as coach Konowalchuk sees it, is the consistency to a man through all four lines. He’s seeing too many turnovers, soft plays and just overall “casual moments.”

1090 The Fan–02/23/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' defenseman Shea Theodore is upended by a Tri-City player earlier this month. While Theodore scored the game's first goal, Saturday night, the T-Birds stumbled, losing 3-2 to Kamloops in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Drops Third Straight In Shootout Loss To Kamloops

Kamloops (13-44-2-3) continued its dominance over Seattle thanks to a Matt Bellerive game-winning shootout goal on a shot that just inched past the goal line. The Blazers forced extra time despite being out shot 16-2 in a third period the teams entered tied 2-2.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2014

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Everett Stifles Seattle, Handing T-Birds Second Straight Loss

Mueller scored at the 10:45 mark of the final period on a drive from the left wing to give the Silvertips a 2-0 lead which felt more like 4-0 considering the lack of shots Seattle was able to generate on Tips goalie Austin Lotz. The win was just the first for Everett in the last four tries at home versus Seattle (37-19-2-3).

1090 The Fan–02/21/2014

Justin Hickman (photo credit: Seattle Thunderbirds)

Seattle Collapses After Early Lead, Falls To Prince George

Seattle jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period as it stormed Prince George’s starting goalie Adam Beukeboom. Jaimen Yakubowski opened the scoring at 5:12 and teammate Alexander Delnov followed with a tally at 6:04.

1090 The Fan–02/16/2014

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Seattle Clinches Playoff Spot

At 37-17-2-3 entering Sunday’s tilt with Prince George, Seattle resides in fourth place in the Western Conference with 79 points. The team trails Kelowna (96 points), Portland (89 points) and Victoria (84 points) in the conference standings while holding an 8-point lead on Spokane.

1090 The Fan–02/16/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Branden Troock (11) jumps over Tr-City goalie Eric Comrie midway through Friday's 4-3 win over the Americans. Troock finished with an assist on Russell Maxwell's game-winning goal. (photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Maxwell’s Late Goal Helps Seattle Hold Off Tri-City

Shea Theodore had three assists and Mathew Barzal provided two to lead the Thunderbirds’ scorers on a night the team won their eighth consecutive home game and earned their first season series win over Tri-City since the 2004-05 campaign.

1090 The Fan–02/15/2014

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Coach Konowalchuk Owes Progress Of Barzal And Gropp To “Compete Level”

Since January 25th when Seattle upended Everett 4-3, each player has produced four goals and five assists. Their great play has also been a boon for their linemate, forward Justin Hickman, who scored five goals in a two game stretch prior to Friday.

1090 The Fan–02/08/2014

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