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Steve Konowalchuk

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Listen To The Steve Sandmeyer Show – Tuesday, March 25th

Steve, Bill & Jason talk with Seattle Thunderbirds head coach Steve Konowalchuk, UW Husky Football QB Keith Price, SDSU Basketball play by play announcer Ted Leitner, MLB.com columnist Mike Ferrin, and Seattle Times Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish

1090 The Fan–03/25/2014

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

Seattle Thunderbirds' goalie Taran Kozun makes an acrobatic save on Everett forward Carson Stadnyk (16) as T-Birds defenseman Jared Hauf looks on. Kozun had 26 saves in the Game 2 victory. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Kozun, T-Birds Penalty Kill Lead Way Again For Game 2 Win

Through two games of its best-of-seven playoff series versus Everett, Seattle has won the special teams battle decisively while also getting the best goal-tending effort. With 26 Kozun saves leading the way, the Thunderbirds won Game 2 3-1 at Comcast Arena in Everett, Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead.

1090 The Fan–03/23/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Mathew Barzal celebrates with teammates after a goal in a game in late January. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Final Weekend No Picnic For Weary T-Birds

The Seattle Thunderbirds emerged from a difficult stretch in which it faced four playoff teams in five nights only to face a weekend of meaningful games with just a two point lead for the No. 4 seed and home-ice advantage.

1090 The Fan–03/12/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' defenseman Ethan Bear (25) falls to the ice as Everett center Ivan Nikolishin (89) defends. Everett beat Seattle for the third consecutive time, 5-2 Saturday, as it inches closer to earning a date with the Thunderbirds in the first round of the WHL playoffs. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Silvertips Notch Third Straight Win Over Seattle

Seattle dropped its third straight game to Everett in a 5-2 home loss, Saturday. With five games left on its schedule, Seattle is clinging to a 2-point advantage for the fourth seed, and home-ice advantage, in the Western Conference.

1090 The Fan–03/08/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Branden Troock (11) skates by a Tri-City defender in a game in February. Troock scored his 22nd goal of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win against Portland. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Troock Hopes Goal Gets His Game Rolling Once Again

Troock now has 22 goals on the season and 31 assists for a total of 53 points, good for third on the team behind defenseman Shea Theodore (69) and Alexander Delnov (56). It’s his hope that the goal spurs his game back to where it was in December when he was lighting the lamp nearly every night.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' rookie forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Prince Albert. Barzal scored twice, his 10th and 11th goals of the season as Seattle snapped a 3-game losing streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince Albert

In the end, Alexander Delnov scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Seattle past Prince Albert 4-3. Mathew Barzal scored two goals, Roberts Lipsbergs added his first goal in nine games, and Shea Theodore contributed two assists to lead the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–02/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' players including Mathew Barzal (13) celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. In their current 3-game losing skid, the T-Birds are averaging 2.3 goals per game. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Sliding T-Birds Looking For Consistency

The problem with the T-Birds lately, as coach Konowalchuk sees it, is the consistency to a man through all four lines. He’s seeing too many turnovers, soft plays and just overall “casual moments.”

1090 The Fan–02/23/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' defenseman Shea Theodore is upended by a Tri-City player earlier this month. While Theodore scored the game's first goal, Saturday night, the T-Birds stumbled, losing 3-2 to Kamloops in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Drops Third Straight In Shootout Loss To Kamloops

Kamloops (13-44-2-3) continued its dominance over Seattle thanks to a Matt Bellerive game-winning shootout goal on a shot that just inched past the goal line. The Blazers forced extra time despite being out shot 16-2 in a third period the teams entered tied 2-2.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2014

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Everett Stifles Seattle, Handing T-Birds Second Straight Loss

Mueller scored at the 10:45 mark of the final period on a drive from the left wing to give the Silvertips a 2-0 lead which felt more like 4-0 considering the lack of shots Seattle was able to generate on Tips goalie Austin Lotz. The win was just the first for Everett in the last four tries at home versus Seattle (37-19-2-3).

1090 The Fan–02/21/2014

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