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Thunderbirds forward Justin Hickman (right) talks to Spokane's Adam Helewka during Friday's 5-3 win over the T-Birds U.S. Division rival. Hickman scored his first two goals and had a game-high four points. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

First Goals Come For Seattle’s Justin Hickman

Seattle’s 20-year-old captain scored two goals and added two assists to lead the team with four points in its 5-3 win over Spokane.

1090 The Fan–42 mins ago

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Seattle Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak With First Home Win Of Season

The Thunderbirds snapped a four-game losing streak Friday night by beating U.S. Division rival Spokane 5-3 in front of 3,454 at the ShoWare Center. A second-period Mathew Barzal goal opened the floodgates for a Seattle team that was struggling to score.

1090 The Fan–12 hours ago

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 10-21-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and Goalie Taran Kozun to discuss this weeks upcoming games.

10/21/2014

Thunderbirds forwards Donovan Neuls (19) and Nolan Volcan (26) battle for a loose puck in Friday's game against Prince George. The two, along side Scott Eansor, form Seattle's third line often tasked with shutting down its opponent's top line. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Scott Eansor Leads A Seattle Line That Values Heart Over Size

Not one member of the line stands 5-foot-10 or taller. Donovan Neuls, listed at 5-foot-9.5, is the tallest of a trio that prides itself on chipping pucks in and going to work.

10/21/2014

Seattle forwards Ryan Gropp (12) and Justin Hickman (9) battle for a loose puck in front of Kamloops goalie Connor Ingram. The Blazers got a late overtime goal to earn the 5-4 win. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Bounces Go Blazers Way As Seattle Drops Fourth Straight

The Thunderbirds concluded a trying run of four games in five nights with their fourth consecutive loss, a 5-4 overtime defeat at the hands of Kamloops.

1090 The Fan–10/19/2014

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 rookie goaltender Logan Flodell makes a save against Prince George forward Chase Witala (8) Friday. The T-Birds lost 3-1 but Flodell had 37 saves in his frist appearance of the season. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Young Goaltender Shines In First Action

Rookie Logan Flodell made 37 saves on 40 shots in his first appearance and start of the 2014 season in a 3-1 loss to Prince George Friday night. The 17-year-old made the Thunderbirds roster as one of three goalies after a strong camp.

1090 The Fan–10/18/2014

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Seattle’s Allan Thrust Onto Ice One Day After Being Acquired

Allan, 18, was acquired Monday from Medicine Hat in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2016 Bantam Draft. In 34 games during his rookie season for Medicine Hat last year, Allan had no points and 24 penalty minutes.

1090 The Fan–10/15/2014

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

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Seattle Thunderbirds Coach’s Show 10-14-2014

Bill Swartz sits down with Seattle Thunderbirds Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk and Forward Ryan Gropp to discuss this weeks upcoming games.

1090 The Fan–10/14/2014

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