Party On The PlazaThe 2017 Opening Game of your Seattle Thunderbirds
PHOTOS: TBirds Sweep Everett In WHL PlayoffsThe Seattle Thunderbirds advanced to the Western Conference Finals after a 4-0 sweep of the Everett Silvertips in the 2nd Round.
PHOTOS: Seattle Thunderbirds WHL Playoff Games 1 & 2The Seattle Thunderbirds took a 2-0 series lead in Games 1 and 2 of the WHL Playoffs first round against the Tri City Americans.
Seattle Thunderbirds' Home OpenerPhotos from the Seattle Thunderbirds' home opener at ShoWare Center
Thunderbirds Fall To RocketsNovember 25th
Thunderbirds And Silvertips Renew Rivalry At ShoWare CenterIn the first game of a two-night doubleheader with the first-place Silvertips, Seattle held on for a 3-2 shootout victory. Forward Roberts Lipsbergs had two goals and goaltender Taran Kozun stopped 21 shots in regulation and overtime and another seven shootout attempts.
Thunderbirds And Winterhawks Divisional Showdown SaturdayA hat trick by star forward Oliver Bjorkstrand carried Portland past the Thunderbirds for the third time in the last four matchups between the two squads. The loss put Seattle nine points behind their division rival for second place, a spot that guarantees home-ice advantage in the first round of the WHL playoffs.
Calgary And Seattle Battle On Two-For TuesdayCalgary's Jake Virtanen had a goal and an assist while propelling the Hitmen past Seattle with three unanswered goals Tuesday. The Thunderbirds fell to 2-2 on their current six-game homestand with the 3-2 defeat.
Thunderbirds Climbing After Victorious WeekendEntering the weekend trailing first-place Everett by 11 points, the third-place Thunderbirds picked up three points with wins over Lethbridge and the Silvertips Friday and Saturday at the ShoWare Center. Head coach Steve Konowalchuk has his team peaking at the right time with the playoffs approaching.
Seattle Handed Disappointing 6-3 Loss By RoyalsVictoria jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period against a lackluster Seattle squad Sunday. Goaltender Taran Kozun was later lifted, but the damage had been done.
Thunderbirds Rally Past Kelowna TuesdaySeattle (28-20-3-3) overcame six penalties and a late deficit to upset Kelowna, the Western Hockey League's best team, Tuesday at the ShoWare Center. Defenseman Jerret Smith scored the game-winning goal 16:26 into the third period.
Kozun, Barzal Lead Thunderbirds Past Vancouver SaturdaySeattle won its fourth consecutive game in a 3-0 shutout of Vancouver Saturday behind 38 saves by goaltender Taran Kozun and two points by star center Mathew Barzal. The team has won five of its last six games and appears to be playing its best hockey as the season enters the final weeks.
Winning Homestand Continues Thunderbirds Run At DivisionSeattle held a two-game homestand against division rivals Tri-City and Spokane over three days. It presented an opportunity for the fourth-place Thunderbirds to gain ground in the U.S. Division standings, an opportunity they capitalized on by holding court at home with two big wins.
Seattle Earns Shootout Win At The ShoWare CenterPlaying without 40 percent of their offense Friday, the Thunderbirds managed to win their sixth consecutive game on the backs of first-year players. Donovan Neuls and Nolan Volcan scored Seattle's two goals and fellow rookies Lane Pederson, Nick Holowko and Turner Ottenbreit had key contributions in the 3-2 shootout win over Tri-City.
Thunderbirds Down Everett In Front Of Packed CrowdThe Seattle Thunderbirds won their fourth consecutive game with a 4-2 defeat over Everett, their U.S. Division rival in front of 6,219 spectators at the ShoWare Center Tuesday. Keegan Kolesar scored two goals and reserve goaltender Danny Mumaugh had 28 saves in just his sixth start of the season.
Seattle Splits Final Two Home Games Of First HalfThe Thunderbirds played their final two home games of the first half of their 2014-15 season December 13 and 16 before heading on a 10-day holiday break. Saturday brought a 2-1 defeat at the hands of hated U.S. Division-rival Portland, while Tuesday brought a thrilling 5-4 win over Victoria.
A Weekend Of Hockey At The ShoWare Center 12/5-6With nearly 6,000 fans checking out the action, the Thunderbirds split a weekend double-header at the ShoWare Center. First, Seattle built an early lead and held on for a divisional win over Tri-City Friday night, then Saturday the team dropped a 5-3 contest to Medicine Hat of the Eastern Conference.
T-Birds Score Win Over Spokane Sunday Looking to rebound from a flat effort the previous night against Kootenay, the Thunderbirds brought the energy from the opening face-off against U.S. Division rival Spokane. Seattle opened a 2-0 first-period lead against the number two team in the standings, before cruising to a 4-1 victory Sunday.
T-Birds Fall To Kootenay SaturdayLooking to build off an important and emotional victory over Everett on Friday night, the Thunderbirds opened a four-game homestand in disappointing fashion Saturday. A flat Seattle squad playing without top scorers Shea Theodore and Mathew Barzal were thoroughly out-played by Sam Reinhart and the Kootenay Ice of the Eastern Conference. Reinhart, last summer's No. 2 overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, had a goal and an assist in his 10th game with the Ice. He has 22 points in that span and the Ice are 8-2.
Thunderbirds Shootout Loss To EverettSeattle hosted the first-place Silvertips at the ShoWare Center Saturday, and after taking a brief lead in the third period on Justin Hickman's goal, fell in the eventual shootout.
Thunderbirds Edge Red Deer 3-2 In Shootout TuesdayPhotos from Seattle's 3-2 shootout victory over Eastern Conference foe Red Deer Tuesday, November 4 at the ShoWare Center. Five fights broke out between the two teams within the first 21 minutes. The Thunderbirds' Justin Hickman scored two goals and had the lone goal of the shootout to lift the team to victory. T-Birds goalie Taran Kozun provided 37 saves, including 17 in the third period.
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