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Inslee Signs Bill Involving WHL Players

Young players for the four Western Hockey League teams in Washington will be exempted from certain labor laws that would have restricted their practice, conditioning, playing time and made them subject to the minimum wage.

1090 The Fan–05/19/2015

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Thunderbirds Acquire Forward From Lethbridge

With the exchange of overage players, Seattle remains set at the limit of three. In addition to Watson, the Thunderbirds are expected to return 20-year-old defensemen Jared Hauf and Jerret Smith.

1090 The Fan–05/18/2015

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Seattle Takes Young Forward From Edmonton In Bantam Draft

The Thunderbirds selected Elijah Brown, a forward from Edmonton, Alberta, with their first round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft Thursday. Brown scored 18 goals and delivered 23 assists in 31 games in Bantam this season.

1090 The Fan–05/08/2015

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Kozun, Theodore Earn WHL Honors

The 20-year-old Kozun had the best season of his junior hockey career by posting a .915 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average in 60 games.

1090 The Fan–05/07/2015

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Thunderbirds Expect Rookie Class To Take Large Leap Forward

The offseason is of vital importance to Seattle, a team that played 11 rookies over the course of the 2014-15 season. All are expected back for the 2015-16 campaign including goaltender Logan Flodell who will be counted on, at least in part, to replace WHL Top Goaltender finalist Taran Kozun.

1090 The Fan–04/29/2015

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Thunderbirds Sign Last Year’s Top Bantam Pick

Tyszka was Seattle’s first-round pick (16 overall) in the 2014 Bantam Draft. He joins a defense unit which returns Ethan Bear, Jared Hauf, Jerret Smith, Turner Ottenbreit and Sahvan Khaira for next season.

1090 The Fan–04/18/2015

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Shea Theodore Leaves Seattle “Proud”

The Winterhawks handed Seattle a 5-4 defeat in Game 6 of their first-round series. The loss meant the end of a handful of Thunderbirds’ careers, including that of defenseman Shea Theodore.

1090 The Fan–04/08/2015

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Thunderbirds Season Ends With 5-4 Overtime Loss

Evan Wardley and Shea Theodore, two Thunderbirds playing their final Western Hockey League game, sparked a second-period rally that gave Seattle a chance.

1090 The Fan–04/08/2015

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T-Birds Take Crucial Game 3

Seattle defenseman Jerret Smith scored twice, including an empty-net goal at 18:34 of the third period, to give the T-Birds a 2-1 series lead.

1090 The Fan–04/01/2015

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 3-31-2015

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and General Manager Russ Farwell to discuss the upcoming playoff games.

1090 The Fan–03/31/2015

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