Thunderbirds Add Two Players To RosterSuccessive moves Monday and Tuesday saw the team add defenseman Brandon Schuldhaus and import center Gustav Olhaver.
Thunderbirds Sign Top Pick Elijah BrownIn 31 games at the AAA Bantam level last season, Brown contributed 41 points for his Lions team including 18 goals.
Thunderbirds Sign Last Year's Top Bantam PickTyszka was Seattle's first-round pick (16 overall) in the 2014 Bantam Draft. He joins a defense unit which returns Ethan Bear, Jared Hauf, Jerret Smith, Turner Ottenbreit and Sahvan Khaira for next season.
Thunderbirds Season Ends With 5-4 Overtime LossEvan Wardley and Shea Theodore, two Thunderbirds playing their final Western Hockey League game, sparked a second-period rally that gave Seattle a chance.
Smith Lifts Seattle Over Silvertips in ShootoutRoberts Lipsbergs scored both regulation goals for the Thunderbirds (34-24-4-5) before Jerret Smith netted the decisive goal in the shootout.
Physical Presence Of Evan Wardley Huge For Thunderbirds As Playoffs ApproachWardley's hits set the tone for the way Seattle likes to play. Because of his presence, Seattle is able to match up well with most top lines around the Western Hockey League. When Wardley is on the ice, opponents notice.
Early Goals Help Thunderbirds Cruise Past AmericansFriday's victory came on the heels of a dominant 4-1 win over Spokane Sunday when the team opened a 2-0 lead. Suddenly, Seattle (12-12-2-2) has won three of its last four after losing five of six.
Evan Wardley Makes Return From SuspensionWardley, 20, missed the previous five games after being suspended by the Western Hockey League for a checking from behind penalty against Saskatoon on November 8. It was Wardley's second suspension of the 2014-15 season.
Late Seattle Penalties Hand Spokane 2-1 WinIn an even first period where shots on goal were 12 apiece, consecutive tripping penalties called on the T-Birds with under six minutes to play led to a 5-on-3 power play for the Chiefs who quickly capitalized.
Thunderbirds Deal McKechnie To SaskatoonIn 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.
Wardley Misses Second Game For Seattle Due To SuspensionWardley received the suspension for charging prior to last Saturday's 5-0 loss to Everett. He is scheduled to return for Seattle on Friday, November 15th against Victoria.
Portland Manhandles Listless Seattle In Early Season ShowdownBrendan Leipsic and Taylor Leier each scored two goals, while the team's co-scoring leaders, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nic Petan, added two assists apiece to help carry the Hawks to their 10th consecutive win.