Kelowna Rockets

Thunderbirds forward Ryan Gropp (left) forces a turnover in the neutral zone and blows by Rockets defender Cole Martin in the third period Tuesday. Gropp had an assist on Seattle's tying goal which enabled the team to edge Kelowna 2-1 at the ShoWare Center. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Third-Period Rally Sends Seattle Past League-Best Kelowna

Mathew 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.

1090 The Fan–02/11/2015

Thunderbirds forward Roberts Lipsbergs (left) looks for an opening in a recent home game against Spokane. Lipsbergs had a strong game in Seattle's 5-2 win at Kelowna, but played a lackluster game much like the rest of the team in Saturday's 6-0 loss to Everett. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Weekend Bares Mixed Results For Thunderbirds

It 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.

1090 The Fan–01/20/2015

Danny Mumaugh (photo credit: Seattle Thunderbirds)

Mumaugh Shaky In First Start For T-Birds

Mumaugh 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.

1090 The Fan–10/05/2014

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

(photo credit: Brian Liesse/WHL)

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.

04/10/2014

(photo credit: Kyle Scholzen/WHL)

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

Thunderbirds

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

(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 players celebrate a goal earlier this month. Could the T-Birds be celebrating a championship later this year? (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun Thinks Seattle Can Win Memorial Cup

Having 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.

1090 The Fan–02/01/2014

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