Thunderbirds rookie goaltender Logan Flodell makes a save against Prince George forward Chase Witala (8) Friday. The T-Birds lost 3-1 but Flodell had 37 saves in his frist appearance of the season. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Young Goaltender Shines In First Action

Rookie Logan Flodell made 37 saves on 40 shots in his first appearance and start of the 2014 season in a 3-1 loss to Prince George Friday night. The 17-year-old made the Thunderbirds roster as one of three goalies after a strong camp.

1090 The Fan–10/18/2014

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Seattle’s Allan Thrust Onto Ice One Day After Being Acquired

Allan, 18, was acquired Monday from Medicine Hat in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2016 Bantam Draft. In 34 games during his rookie season for Medicine Hat last year, Allan had no points and 24 penalty minutes.

1090 The Fan–10/15/2014

Thunderbirds forward Ryan Gropp (12) is up-ended by the Chiefs Jason Fram (2) in an attempt to score against Spokane Tuesday. Gropp scored in the second period of a 3-2 shootout loss.

T-Birds Lament Poor Calls In Shootout Loss To Spokane

Seattle (4-3-0-1) entered the first game of a two-night home-and-away double-header against Spokane with six defensemen only to fall to three able-bodied defenders late in the first period after Ethan Bear, Turner Ottenbreit and Jared Hauf all went off with separate ailments.

1090 The Fan–10/15/2014

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 10-14-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and Forward Ryan Gropp to discuss this weeks upcoming games.

1090 The Fan–10/14/2014

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 10-7-2014

Thunderbirds radio broadcaster Thom Beuning sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk to discuss this weekends upcoming games.

1090 The Fan–10/07/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds forward Keegan Kolesar (28) fights for a loose puck in front of Kelowna goalie Jackson Whistle Saturday. The T-Birds lost 6-4. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Rockets Burn T-Birds In Third Period To Remain Undefeated

Seattle was looking for a weekend sweep over Western Hockey League powers Portland and Kelowna (6-0) in front of 4,358 at the ShoWare Center. Instead, the T-Birds squandered an early two goal lead in succumbing to their nemesis.

1090 The Fan–10/05/2014

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 9-30-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and Forward Justin Hickman to discuss this weekends upcoming matches.

1090 The Fan–09/30/2014

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Thunderbirds Deal McKechnie To Saskatoon

In 67 games with the T-Birds last season, Mckechnie scored seven goals and delivered 11 assists while recording 50 penalty minutes. Through two games to start ’14, the forward posted one assist.

09/25/2014

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 9-23-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk to discuss the first 2 games of the season and this weekends upcoming matches.

1090 The Fan–09/23/2014

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Everett’s Hart Spoils T-Birds Home Opener

Carter Hart, 16, made 26 saves to record a shutout in his Western Hockey League debut, a 1-0 victory for the Silvertips. An early goal by Everett’s Graham Miller against a distracted Seattle squad held up as the difference to lead the Silvertips to a season-opening win.

1090 The Fan–09/21/2014

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Thunderbirds forward Donovan Neuls (third from left) celebrates with Scott Eansor (8), Nolan Volcan (second from left) and Evan Wardley (27) after his game-tying goal late in the third period. Seattle went on to beat Victoria 5-4 Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Splits Final Two Home Games Of First Half

The Thunderbirds played their final two home games of the first half of their 2014-15 season December 13 and 16 before heading on a 10-day holiday break. Saturday brought a 2-1 defeat at the hands of hated U.S. Division-rival Portland, while Tuesday brought a thrilling 5-4 win over Victoria.

Medicine Hat center Chad Labelle (22) looks back prior to a face off Saturday. Labelle assisted on the Tigers' final goal at 17:01 of the third period. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

A Weekend Of Hockey At The ShoWare Center 12/5-6

With nearly 6,000 fans checking out the action, the Thunderbirds split a weekend double-header at the ShoWare Center. First, Seattle built an early lead and held on for a divisional win over Tri-City Friday night, then Saturday the team dropped a 5-3 contest to Medicine Hat of the Eastern Conference.

Thunderbirds defenseman turned forward Sunday Evan Wardley (27) stands up to Chiefs defenseman Evan Fiala in front of Garret Hughson and the Chiefs goal Sunday. Seattle cruised to a 4-1 victory on the strength of three power-play goals. (Brian Liesse, WHL)

T-Birds Score Win Over Spokane Sunday

Looking to rebound from a flat effort the previous night against Kootenay, the Thunderbirds brought the energy from the opening face-off against U.S. Division rival Spokane. Seattle opened a 2-0 first-period lead against the number two team in the standings, before cruising to a 4-1 victory Sunday.

Thunderbirds forward Alexander True (16) fights for position along the boards against Kootenay defenseman Tyler King (7) Saturday. Seattle squandered an early 2-0 lead in the 5-2 nonconference home loss. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

T-Birds Fall To Kootenay Saturday

Looking to build off an important and emotional victory over Everett on Friday night, the Thunderbirds opened a four-game homestand in disappointing fashion Saturday. A flat Seattle squad playing without top scorers Shea Theodore and Mathew Barzal were thoroughly out-played by Sam Reinhart and the Kootenay Ice of the Eastern Conference. Reinhart, last summer’s No. 2 overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, had a goal and an assist in his 10th game with the Ice. He has 22 points in that span and the Ice are 8-2.

Thunderbirds forward Lane Pederson has a few words with a Silvertip Saturday. Despite a late lead, Seattle lost to the Silvertips 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Thunderbirds Shootout Loss To Everett

Seattle hosted the first-place Silvertips at the ShoWare Center Saturday, and after taking a brief lead in the third period on Justin Hickman’s goal, fell in the eventual shootout.

Thunderbirds forward Lane Pederson (15) looks for an opening as Red Deer goaltender Rylan Toth (center) guards the Rebels' net. Seattle edged Red Deer 3-2 in a physical affair Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Thunderbirds Edge Red Deer 3-2 In Shootout Tuesday

Photos from Seattle’s 3-2 shootout victory over Eastern Conference foe Red Deer Tuesday, November 4 at the ShoWare Center. Five fights broke out between the two teams within the first 21 minutes. The Thunderbirds’ Justin Hickman scored two goals and had the lone goal of the shootout to lift the team to victory. T-Birds goalie Taran Kozun provided 37 saves, including 17 in the third period.

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