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Branden Troock

(Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Thunderbirds Gear Up For Kelowna

After suffering a heart-breaking series loss to the Rockets in seven games last season in which the team led three games to zero, Seattle rebounded to go 2-1-0-1 in its four regular-season contests against the Rockets. However, both teams earned a total of five standings points from the series.

1090 The Fan–04/02/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' center Scott Eansor celebrates one of his two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Everett in Game 3 of the teams' opening round playoff series. Eansor finished with two goals as Seattle claimed a 3-0 series lead. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Barzal’s Overtime Winner Gives Thunderbirds 3-0 Series Lead

Scott Eansor scored two goals, including the equalizer which eventually carried Seattle into overtime, Tuesday night. Branden Troock also scored and center Russell Maxwell continued his playoff point streak with an assist. It was the first overtime playoff game for Seattle since it dropped Game 7 to Kelowna last season.

1090 The Fan–03/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Mathew Barzal celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal earlier in the season. Seattle holds a 2-0 series advantage over Everett in their best-of-seven series. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Up Two Games In Its Opening Round Series, T-Birds Looking Good

With Sunday’s 3-1 win, the Thunderbirds hold a 2-0 edge in their opening round series against Everett. A start that has to please everyone, including general manager Russ Farwell and head coach Steve Konowalchuk.

1090 The Fan–03/24/2014

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 goaltender Taran Kozun posted his third consecutive shutout over Spokane and his fourth overall in 10 starts since joining the Thunderbirds, Friday, in a 4-0 T-Birds' victory. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun Shows He Has Spokane’s Number With Third Consecutive Shutout

Ryan Gropp scored two goals, Mathew Barzal remained hot with a goal and two assists and Branden Troock scored his first goal since returning to the T-Birds’ lineup.

1090 The Fan–02/07/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds forward Mitch Elliot delivers a pass in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to Kamloops. (Photo credit WHL)

Seattle Looks Listless In 7-1 Loss To Kamloops

Seattle was hoping to close off a great month of December the right way, but got off to a disappointing start against the Blazers, a team that came in dead last in the B.C. division. Prior to Tuesday’s game, the T-Birds were 7-1-1-0 for the month.

1090 The Fan–01/01/2014

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Break Comes At A Good Time For T-Birds

While the 10-day hiatus comes at a time the T-Birds are rolling, having won 9 of their last 10 games, it also comes at a time when the team is ailing.

1090 The Fan–12/18/2013

Seattle's Alexander Delnov, 24, tries to score against Tri-City, Tuesday, December 17 at the ShoWare Center. Delnov and the T-Birds won 5-2. (Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Enters Break With 5-2 Win Over Tri-City

Seattle (21-10-1-3) got off to a fast start thanks to Delnov. The 19-year-old Russian scored after he corralled a loose puck in the slot at 5:06 in the first period. He then assisted on Ryan Gropp’s goal which gave the T-Birds a 2-0 lead with just over seven minutes to play in the period.

1090 The Fan–12/17/2013

Seattle's Branden Troock  controls the puck against Portland's Steven Alldridge (photo credit: Brian Liesse/WHL)

Short-handed Thunderbirds Beat Portland For 8th Straight

The win was also Seattle’s (20-9-1-3) first in regulation over the Winterhawks this season. Troock had two goals and an assist, and Danny Mumaugh improved to 10-5 thanks to 33 saves on 35 shots. In the sixth match-up between the two squads this season, each team was without at least one leading scorer.

1090 The Fan–12/14/2013

With A Long Ways Still To Go, Seattle Looks Primed For A Strong Winter Push

Winners of four in a row, including key games against U.S. Division rivals Portland and Spokane, the T-Birds have put a rough start to the month of November behind them, and enter December looking like a much better squad. With key contributors up and down the lineup, Seattle seems to have found the consistency it had been searching for.

1090 The Fan–12/06/2013

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