T-Birds Top Giants, Will Play Tri City In First Round of PlayoffsThe T-Birds have home-ice advantage in the first round. Games 1 and 2 of the first round against the Americans at ShoWare Center will be Friday, March 24, at 7:35pm and Saturday, March 25, at 7:05pm.
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.
Hill, Portland Shutout Seattle In Game 2After dropping Game 1 4-3 Saturday, Portland rebounded with a strong defensive effort in Game 2 behind 21 saves from Adin Hill.
With First Two-Goal Game, Barzal Leads Seattle To Game 1 VictoryBarzal scored scored the game-winning goal at 17:18 to cap a late third-period rally by the lower-seeded Thunderbirds.
Rockets Eliminate Thunderbirds In Game 4The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Wednesday night at ShoWare Center in Game 4 of their second round playoff series.
T-Birds' Defense Can't Contain Rockets, Fall 5-4The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 Tuesday night at ShoWare Center in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second round playoff series. The win stretched Kelowna's series lead to 3-0, with Game 4 Wednesday night at the ShoWare Center at 7:05 pm.
Another Six Goals Carry Kelowna Past Seattle In Game 2This was a game the T-Birds needed to have, to avoid falling down in the series two games to zero, but the team again struggled to contain the potent Kelowna offense.
Thunderbirds Gear Up For KelownaAfter suffering a heart-breaking series loss to the Rockets in seven games last season in which the team led three games to zero, Seattle rebounded to go 2-1-0-1 in its four regular-season contests against the Rockets. However, both teams earned a total of five standings points from the series.
Dominant Third Period Propels Seattle Into Second RoundBranden Troock scored twice and goalie Taran Kozun bounced back from allowing six goals, Friday, to secure his first shutout of the series with 24 saves to help Seattle advance to the second round where it will face Kelowna.
Seattle Unable To Close Out Khaira, Silvertips In Game 4Khaira, who had not scored all series, delivered a hat trick while teammate Brayden Low provided a goal and an assist as Everett extended its season at least one more night with a dominating 6-1 victory in front of 4,908 at the Comcast Arena.
Barzal's Overtime Winner Gives Thunderbirds 3-0 Series LeadScott Eansor scored two goals, including the equalizer which eventually carried Seattle into overtime, Tuesday night. Branden Troock also scored and center Russell Maxwell continued his playoff point streak with an assist. It was the first overtime playoff game for Seattle since it dropped Game 7 to Kelowna last season.
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.