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Thunderbirds forward Keegan Kolesar (28) skates by Chiefs defenseman Matt Sozanski (21) in Friday's 2-1 loss to Spokane. Kolesar was named to the NHL November Watch List along with teammates Ryan Gropp, Mathew Barzal and Ethan Bear. All four are eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kolesar, Gropp Among T-Birds Forwards On NHL Watch List

The NHL Central Scouting department released its November Watch List for 2015 Entry Draft eligible prospects who are displaying the skills that may warrant selection. In addition to center Mathew Barzal who was given an “A” grade, Seattle forwards Ryan Gropp and Keegan Kolesar were tagged with “B” grades. T-Birds defenseman Ethan Bear received a “C” grade.

1090 The Fan–16 hours ago

Thunderbirds forward Donovan Neuls (19) battles for the puck against a Red Deer defender in Seattle's most recent home game. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Thunderbirds Return Home Looking To Find Consistency

Seattle (9-10-2-1) returns home for six of its next seven games after a 2-4 road swing through the Eastern Conference. The trip started off well enough with a 6-2 win over Prince Albert, only to end with losses in four of the final five games.

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Thunderbirds forward Alexander True (16) fires a shot on goal in Thursday's 5-2 over Edmonton. True scored the T-Birds third goal in the second period. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Thunderbirds Drill Oil Kings 5-2

Barzal, the T-Birds leading scorer, had a goal and an assist, Pederson had two goals and Scott Eansor two assists to lead Seattle’s scoring in its win over the reigning Memorial Cup Champions. Pederson’s goals were the rookie’s first of his Western Hockey League career.

1090 The Fan–10/31/2014

Thunderbirds forwards Donovan Neuls (19) and Nolan Volcan (26) battle with a Prince George player over the puck Friday night. Seattle lost 3-1 at the ShoWare Center. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

T-Birds Squander Scoring Chances, Fall To Prince George

In their last three losses, Seattle (4-5-0-1) has surrendered 117 shots on goal, a byproduct of its issues on defense. With Ethan Bear hurt, Evan Wardley suspended and Shea Theodore still with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, the T-Birds are currently relying on younger players.

1090 The Fan–10/18/2014

Thunderbirds forward Ryan Gropp (12) is up-ended by the Chiefs Jason Fram (2) in an attempt to score against Spokane Tuesday. Gropp scored in the second period of a 3-2 shootout loss.

T-Birds Lament Poor Calls In Shootout Loss To Spokane

Seattle (4-3-0-1) entered the first game of a two-night home-and-away double-header against Spokane with six defensemen only to fall to three able-bodied defenders late in the first period after Ethan Bear, Turner Ottenbreit and Jared Hauf all went off with separate ailments.

1090 The Fan–10/15/2014

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

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Everett’s Hart Spoils T-Birds Home Opener

Carter Hart, 16, made 26 saves to record a shutout in his Western Hockey League debut, a 1-0 victory for the Silvertips. An early goal by Everett’s Graham Miller against a distracted Seattle squad held up as the difference to lead the Silvertips to a season-opening win.

1090 The Fan–09/21/2014

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

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