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Seattle Thunderbirds Preview: Team Looks To Build On Second-Round Exit A Season Ago

Despite some key losses, The Thunderbirds have routinely been picked to finish in the upper half of the Western Conference, second to Portland in the U.S. Division. Seattle’s B.C. Division rivals Kelowna and Victoria are also expected to return strong squads in 2014-15.

1090 The Fan–09/19/2014

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 9-16-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and Forward Scott Eansor to discuss the upcoming season.

1090 The Fan–09/16/2014

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Coach’s Show Part Of New 3-Year Deal Between 1090 The Fan And T-Birds

1090 The Fan and CBS Radio will be sponsoring Thunderbirds promotional nights this season.

1090 The Fan–09/05/2014

Jaimen Yakubowski #19 and Alexander Delnov #24 look for the puck behind the net (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Thunderbirds Send Yakubowski To Moose Jaw For Draft Pick

The Seattle Thunderbirds have traded forward Jaimen Yakubowski to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a third round pick in the 2016 Bantam Draft.

1090 The Fan–08/13/2014

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Thunderbirds’ 2014-15 Season Opens On The Road Against Winterhawks

The T-Birds start the 2014-15 Western Hockey League regular season on the road against the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, September 19, at 7pm at the Moda Center.

1090 The Fan–06/25/2014

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Thunderbirds 2014-15 Pre-Season Schedule Announced

The Seattle Thunderbirds will play seven exhibition games prior to the start of the 2014-2015 regular season.

CBS Seattle–06/24/2014

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Rockets Eliminate Thunderbirds In Game 4

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Wednesday night at ShoWare Center in Game 4 of their second round playoff series.

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T-Birds’ Defense Can’t Contain Rockets, Fall 5-4

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 Tuesday night at ShoWare Center in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second round playoff series. The win stretched Kelowna’s series lead to 3-0, with Game 4 Wednesday night at the ShoWare Center at 7:05 pm.

04/09/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' defenseman Ethan Bear (25) falls to the ice in a game earlier this season. Bear and the T-Birds were dumped in Game 2 by Kelowna, 6-3. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Another Six Goals Carry Kelowna Past Seattle In Game 2

This was a game the T-Birds needed to have, to avoid falling down in the series two games to zero, but the team again struggled to contain the potent Kelowna offense.

1090 The Fan–04/05/2014

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T-Birds Fall In Game 1 To Rockets

The Seattle Thunderbirds fell 6-2 to the Kelowna Rockets in the first game of the best-of-seven series.

1090 The Fan–04/04/2014

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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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