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Coach Konowalchuk Owes Progress Of Barzal And Gropp To “Compete Level”

Since January 25th when Seattle upended Everett 4-3, each player has produced four goals and five assists. Their great play has also been a boon for their linemate, forward Justin Hickman, who scored five goals in a two game stretch prior to Friday.

1090 The Fan–02/08/2014

Seattle goaltender Taran Kozun posted his third consecutive shutout over Spokane and his fourth overall in 10 starts since joining the Thunderbirds, Friday, in a 4-0 T-Birds' victory. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun Shows He Has Spokane’s Number With Third Consecutive Shutout

Ryan Gropp scored two goals, Mathew Barzal remained hot with a goal and two assists and Branden Troock scored his first goal since returning to the T-Birds’ lineup.

1090 The Fan–02/07/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds players celebrate a goal earlier this month. Could the T-Birds be celebrating a championship later this year? (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun Thinks Seattle Can Win Memorial Cup

Having come from a team in the bottom tier of the WHL Western Conference standings, goaltender Taran Kozun can appreciate the difference between a winner and a loser.

1090 The Fan–02/01/2014

Seattle goaltender Taran Kozun makes a save in a game earlier this month. Kozun improved to 7-0 as a Thunderbird since coming over at the January 10th trading deadline from Kamloops. (Photo credit WHL)

Kozun Remains Perfect As T-Birds Hold Off Everett

Seattle (32-15-2-3) has now won 10 of its last 11 games. With 20 games remaining, the team has its sight firmly set on winning the U.S. Division and getting home ice for the playoffs.

1090 The Fan–01/31/2014

Seattle goaltender Justin Myles, defends the net in a game earlier this season.

Coach Konowalchuk Continues To Share Seattle’s Goalie Duties

So far through 36 games this season, coach Konowalchuk has nearly split the goal-tending duties 50-50 between Myles and 17-year-old Danny Mumaugh. Myles, 18, has now posted an 11-5 record in 19 games with a .896 save percentage and 3.39 goals-against-average (GAA).

1090 The Fan–12/28/2013

Mathew Barzal skates in a November 29th game against Saskatoon. Barzal, 16, has six goals and 25 assists in 32 games this season for Seattle. Brian Liesse, WHL

Seattle Rookie Mathew Barzal Has Had A Fast Start To His WHL Career

Barzal, 16, has scored six goals and delivered 25 assists in 32 games for fifth place Seattle (21-10-1-3). His 25 assists trail only defenseman Shea Theodore (27) for the team lead and his 31 points are fourth most amongst T-Birds skaters.

1090 The Fan–12/24/2013

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Break Comes At A Good Time For T-Birds

While the 10-day hiatus comes at a time the T-Birds are rolling, having won 9 of their last 10 games, it also comes at a time when the team is ailing.

1090 The Fan–12/18/2013

Calvin Spencer Hits The Ice For The First Time As A T-Bird

Spencer, 17, made his debut with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Friday night as the team edged Portland 3-2. It was the forward’s first game since signing November 29th out of Minnesota.

1090 The Fan–12/14/2013

Seattle's Branden Troock  controls the puck against Portland's Steven Alldridge (photo credit: Brian Liesse/WHL)

Short-handed Thunderbirds Beat Portland For 8th Straight

The win was also Seattle’s (20-9-1-3) first in regulation over the Winterhawks this season. Troock had two goals and an assist, and Danny Mumaugh improved to 10-5 thanks to 33 saves on 35 shots. In the sixth match-up between the two squads this season, each team was without at least one leading scorer.

1090 The Fan–12/14/2013

Scott Eansor Relishing Challenge Of Taking On Top Lines

Three straight games against the Chiefs meant seeing a lot of Mitch Holmberg, the Western Hockey League’s leading scorer, for the Seattle forward. In the three contests, Eansor and his linemates held Holmberg and his high-scoring linemate Mike Aviani, to a total of three points.

1090 The Fan–12/08/2013

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