Third-Period Rally Sends Seattle Past League-Best KelownaMathew Barzal had a goal and an assist to lead Seattle (28-20-3-3) which trailed 1-0 midway through the third period. Goaltender Taran Kozun saved 32 of 33 shots against the second-best offense in the Western Hockey League, a team that entered with 236 goals.
Weekend Bares Mixed Results For ThunderbirdsIt was an important weekend of road games for Seattle after it rebounded from consecutive losses with a 2-0 homestand over divisional rivals Tri-City and Spokane to begin the week. Yet, the T-Birds played like two completely different teams.
Mumaugh Shaky In First Start For T-BirdsMumaugh finished with 28 saves on 33 shots. He was pulled with two minutes remaining as Seattle went with an extra attacker in an attempt to even the score.
Rockets Burn T-Birds In Third Period To Remain UndefeatedSeattle 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.
Rockets Eliminate Thunderbirds In Game 4The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Wednesday night at ShoWare Center in Game 4 of their second round playoff series.
T-Birds' Defense Can't Contain Rockets, Fall 5-4The 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.
Another Six Goals Carry Kelowna Past Seattle In Game 2This 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.
T-Birds Fall In Game 1 To RocketsThe Seattle Thunderbirds fell 6-2 to the Kelowna Rockets in the first game of the best-of-seven series.
Thunderbirds Gear Up For KelownaAfter 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.
Kozun Thinks Seattle Can Win Memorial CupHaving come from a team in the bottom tier of the WHL Western Conference standings, goaltender Taran Kozun can appreciate the difference between a winner and a loser.
Kozun, Lipsbergs Lead Seattle To Win Over League-Best KelownaSeattle (31-15-2-3) out-hustled and out-worked a Rockets team that has dominated their foes all season, winning 4-1 at the ShoWare Center. Roberts Lipsbergs had a goal and an assist and Shea Theodore provided another power-play goal to propel the Thunderbirds.
Danny Mumaugh Asserting Himself As Seattle's Leading GoalieMumaugh finished with 47 saves on 50 shots against Kelowna Tuesday, but endured the shoot-out loss to drop his record to 6-4-1-3. Mumaugh has played in 15 games thus far for the T-Birds and has posted a .916 save percentage and 3.14 goals-against-average (GAA). On the other hand, the T-Birds other goalie Justin Myles has a .890 save percentage and 3.86 GAA in 12 games.