Thunderbirds Add Two Players To RosterSuccessive moves Monday and Tuesday saw the team add defenseman Brandon Schuldhaus and import center Gustav Olhaver.
Thunderbirds Sign Top Pick Elijah BrownIn 31 games at the AAA Bantam level last season, Brown contributed 41 points for his Lions team including 18 goals.
Kozun, Theodore Earn WHL HonorsThe 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.
An Early Look At 2015-16 For Seattle ThunderbirdsSeattle's first-round playoff exit precipitated a sudden turn of the page to the 2015-16 season. Evan Wardley is one of a quartet of players moving on in their respective hockey careers, while potentially 11 first-year players return for their sophomore seasons with the Thunderbirds.
Thunderbirds Sign Last Year's Top Bantam PickTyszka 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.
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.
Thunderbirds Season Ends With 5-4 Overtime LossEvan Wardley and Shea Theodore, two Thunderbirds playing their final Western Hockey League game, sparked a second-period rally that gave Seattle a chance.
Penalties, Poor Start Doom T-Birds In LossThrough the first three games, Seattle did an effective job of staying out of the penalty box and not handing the offensive juggernaut of Portland unnecessary man-advantages. That was not the case in Game 4.
Seattle Versus Portland: A First-Round Preview
Kozun Earns MVP At Thunderbirds Annual Year-End Awards CeremonyThe biggest award, though, went to overage goaltender Taran Kozun. Kozun, 20, was named the team's Most Valuable Player after a season in which he finished with a 2.41 goals against average.
Eansor's Hat Trick Carries Seattle Over Tri-CityEansor capped a four-goal third period for Seattle (35-25-4-5) with the easiest goal of the bunch. His empty-net goal tallied his first career Western Hockey League hat trick in an eventual 7-3 victory over their U.S. division-rival in front of 6,084 at the ShoWare Center.
Thunderbirds Blaze Past Kamloops With Late Hauf GoalJared Hauf connected on a slap shot from the left point, beating Kamloops netminder Connor Ingram for the go-ahead goal with less than five minutes to play. An empty-net goal from Nick Holowko in the final seconds solidified the Thunderbirds' 3-1 win.