Neuls' Return To Ice Friday, Lifts T-BirdsNeuls scored a goal in the second period and provided the game-winning score in the shootout as Seattle defeated Tri-City 3-2 at the ShoWare Center.
Shea Theodore Back With Thunderbirds, Ready To LeadTheodore, 19, has played in seven games since returning last month. He's expected back in the lineup this weekend after missing the past two games with the flu. His return brings scoring stability and leadership in an inexperienced Thunderbirds squad in need.
First Goals Are "A Big Relief" For T-Birds' Rookie ForwardT-Birds rookie Lane Pederson scored the first two goals of his WHL career in a 5-2 win over Edmonton Thursday.
T-Birds Lament Poor Calls In Shootout Loss To SpokaneSeattle (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.
Seattle Thunderbirds Preview: Team Looks To Build On Second-Round Exit A Season AgoDespite some key losses, The Thunderbirds have routinely been picked to finish in the upper half of the Western Conference, second to Portland in the U.S. Division. Seattle's B.C. Division rivals Kelowna and Victoria are also expected to return strong squads in 2014-15.
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Up Two Games In Its Opening Round Series, T-Birds Looking GoodWith 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.
Kozun, T-Birds Penalty Kill Lead Way Again For Game 2 WinThrough 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.
Final Weekend No Picnic For Weary T-BirdsThe 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.
Silvertips Notch Third Straight Win Over SeattleSeattle 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.
Troock Hopes Goal Gets His Game Rolling Once AgainTroock 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.
Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince AlbertIn 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.