Roberts Lipsbergs

The Thunderbirds lost forward Justin Hickman (right) to season-ending shoulder surgery. His departure necessitated two corresponding moves in which Seattle general manager Russ Farwell added former T-Bird Roberts Lipsbergs and acquired Cory Millette from Prince Albert last week. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Busy Week Of Transactions For T-Birds Analyzed

Taran Kozun’s 2.23 goals against average in 32 starts through January 4 is tops among all qualified Western Hockey League netminders. That reliability between the pipes has kept Seattle (20-16-2-3) in nearly every game, giving it hope for an aggressive playoff push in the second half.

1090 The Fan–01/12/2015

New Thunderbirds forward Cory Millette (left) races to challenge an Americans player for the puck Sunday. Millette scored a goal and had an assist in his first game with the T-Birds. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

T-Birds Notebook: Millette Joins Team, Konowalchuk Adjusts Power Play

The 19-year-old forward was acquired from Prince Albert Thursday by the T-Birds in exchange for a conditional sixth-round selection in either the 2015 or 2016 Bantam Draft.

1090 The Fan–01/11/2015

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

It's going to be a battle between U.S. division rivals Everett and Seattle in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Here, Ryan Gropp (12) of Seattle and Kohl Bauml (15) of the Silvertips battle for the puck in a game earlier this month. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Will Have Its Hands Full With A Hot Silvertips Squad

The T-Birds will be taking on an Everett squad that enters the playoffs as the hottest team in the league. After an up-and-down season, Everett finished strong when it mattered most, carrying an 11-0-0-2 record over its final 13 games.

1090 The Fan–03/20/2014

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Hickman, T-Birds Beat Everett Again

Barzal and Gropp, each playing in the midst of their rookie campaigns for Seattle, are clearly two of the brightest young players Seattle has, and both are playing at a high level currently for head coach Steve Konowalchuk.

1090 The Fan–02/04/2014

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Lipsbergs, Power Play Propel Seattle To OT Win Over Everett

One night after struggling on its power play, Seattle (30-15-2-3) rebounded in a big way, Saturday with all four of its goals coming with the man advantage. Shea Theodore was a major part of that all night. The defenseman finished with a goal and three assists for the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–01/26/2014

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Kozun Leads T-Birds To Sixth Straight Victory

Seattle (28-14-2-3) won its sixth straight game behind another excellent game between the pipes for newly acquired goalie Taran Kozun.

1090 The Fan–01/18/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Alexander Delnov celebrates his game-winning overtime goal in Saturday's victory over Spokane. It was Delnov's second goal of the game. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Delnov Leads Seattle To Overtime Win

Roberts Lipsbergs and Alexander Delnov, playing on the same line for the majority of Saturday’s game with the team still shorthanded, combined to deliver seven points, including the late equalizer and overtime game-winner as Seattle stunned Spokane with a 4-3 overtime victory, Saturday.

1090 The Fan–01/12/2014

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Seattle Rookie Mathew Barzal Has Had A Fast Start To His WHL Career

Barzal, 16, has scored six goals and delivered 25 assists in 32 games for fifth place Seattle (21-10-1-3). His 25 assists trail only defenseman Shea Theodore (27) for the team lead and his 31 points are fourth most amongst T-Birds skaters.

1090 The Fan–12/24/2013

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

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