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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

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Coach Konowalchuk Owes Progress Of Barzal And Gropp To “Compete Level”

Since January 25th when Seattle upended Everett 4-3, each player has produced four goals and five assists. Their great play has also been a boon for their linemate, forward Justin Hickman, who scored five goals in a two game stretch prior to Friday.

1090 The Fan–02/08/2014

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 goaltender Taran Kozun makes a save in a game earlier this month. Kozun improved to 7-0 as a Thunderbird since coming over at the January 10th trading deadline from Kamloops. (Photo credit WHL)

Kozun Remains Perfect As T-Birds Hold Off Everett

Seattle (32-15-2-3) has now won 10 of its last 11 games. With 20 games remaining, the team has its sight firmly set on winning the U.S. Division and getting home ice for the playoffs.

1090 The Fan–01/31/2014

Seattle forward Ryan Gropp, seen here anticipating a face off in October, has stepped up in an increased role due to recent injuries to his Thunderbirds teammates. (Photo by WHL)

Gropp Excelling In New Role

(1090 The Fan) — One of the bright spots for Seattle over its recent winning stretch (nine victories in the last 10 games), has been rookie Ryan Gropp. Gropp, 17, whom we highlighted earlier this […]

1090 The Fan–01/27/2014

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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

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

Seattle Edges Spokane For Sixth Straight

Seattle’s sweep of Spokane extended its win streak to six games and vaulted the team into fifth place in the Western Conference standings with 40 points. Danny Mumaugh provided 26 saves and Shea Theodore and Adam Henry each had two assists.

1090 The Fan–12/08/2013

Now Healthy, Ryan Gropp Settling In With Seattle

Gropp, 17, signed on October 15th after being selected sixth overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. After his three point game Friday night, Gropp has three goals and three assists in 14 appearances in his rookie season. The rookie from Kamloops, British Columbia said he’s finally starting to feel comfortable in the WHL.

1090 The Fan–11/30/2013

Delnov’s 5-Point Effort Leads T-Birds Past Saskatoon

Delnov scored two second period goals to give the Thunderbirds a 2-1 lead and the team never looked back from that point forward. Playing alongside Delnov on the T-Birds’ third line, Branden Troock (goal) and Ryan Gropp (goal and two assists) also had good games.

1090 The Fan–11/30/2013

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