Andy Eide

Andy Eide
Andrew Eide is the Thunderbirds reporter for He attended his first T-Birds game in 1987 and has been hooked on hockey ever since. He also covers the WHL for Follow Andy: @AndyEide

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Seattle rookie Carl Stankowski has led the T-Birds to a 2-0 series lead over Tri City (Brian Liesse/ T-Birds)
Early success of T-Birds’ Stankowski should not be a surprise
Andy Eide | March 27, 2017 7:20 pm

Rookie goalie Carl Stankowski got the T-Birds two wins this weekend but that shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

T-Birds hang five on Americans, take 2-0 series lead
Andy Eide | March 25, 2017 11:25 pm

The T-Birds scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat Tri-City 5-2 and take a 2-0 series lead. The series will now shift to Kennewick for Game’s 3 and 4.

Seattle goalie Carl Stankowski makes one of his 33 saves as the T-Birds won Game 1 (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Carl Stankowski shines for T-Birds in Game 1 win
Andy Eide | March 25, 2017 12:41 am

16-year-old rookie goaltender Carl Stankowski made 33 saves to pick up his first career playoff win as Seattle took Game 1 4-2.

The Tri City Americans and Seattle Thunderbirds open their first round playoff series Friday (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Tri City Americans prepared for a tough series with Thunderbirds
Andy Eide | March 24, 2017 10:54 am

Tri City Americans coach Mike Williamson has his team prepared for a tough series with the Thunderbirds.

Seattle's Scott Eansor is hoping to end his WHL career with a bang (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Playoffs represent last chance for several Thunderbirds
Andy Eide | March 23, 2017 11:55 am

Scott Eansor and Rylan Toth are two of the T-Birds who are entering their final stretch of WHL hockey.

Nolan Volcan scored twice as Seattle routed Vancouver 6-1 on Sunday (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
T-Birds trounce Giants, will face Tri City in playoffs
Andy Eide | March 19, 2017 9:17 pm

Seattle routed the last place Vancouver Giants 6-1 on Sunday to end the regular season. The T-Birds will now prepare for their first-round playoff match up with the Tri City Americans.

Scott Eansor's return to the lineup wasn't enough for Seattle on Saturday (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
T-Birds lose 4-1 to Portland and will finish second in U.S. Division
Andy Eide | March 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Seattle dropped a 4-1 decision to the Portland Winterhawks which will cost them the U.S. Division title. The T-Birds will finish up the regular season Sunday afternoon when they host Vancouver.

Ryan Gropp and the rookies lead T-Birds to 4-2 win in Spokane
Andy Eide | March 15, 2017 10:32 pm

Seattle picked up two goals from Ryan Gropp and a go-ahead marker by rookie Zack Andrusiak to beat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2. The win kept the T-Birds in first place by one point over the Everett Silvertips.

The T-Birds are waiting on test results to see if Mathew Barzal has the mumps (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
T-Birds notebook: Mathew Barzal mumps scare and postseason awards
Andy Eide | March 14, 2017 9:36 pm

With just three games left in the regular season, the T-Birds are dealing with a potential mumps outbreak. Also, what T-Birds should and could win postseason awards?

T-Birds down Portland 6-3 to remain on top of Western Conference
Andy Eide | March 12, 2017 8:01 am

The T-Birds were in Portland Saturday night and once again, found a way to scratch out a big win. Playing without Mathew Barzal, they got goals from six different players on their way to a 6-3 victory.