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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Sami Moilanen had a goal and an assist during Seattle's 6-4 win against Spokane (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds beat Chiefs to make it five straight
Andy Eide | January 15, 2017 8:46 pm

The T-Birds won their fifth straight Sunday night by beating Spokane 6-4. The struggling power play came to life with three conversions and Alexander True scored two goals.

Dramatic overtime goal at Everett gives Thunderbirds fourth straight win
Andy Eide | January 15, 2017 8:09 am

The T-Birds picked up their fourth straight win Saturday night in dramatic fashion. Keegan Kolesar scored a goal on a breakaway with just 16 seconds left in overtime.

New T-Bird Austin Strand is excited to be in Seattle (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Austin Strand excited to help Thunderbirds make long playoff run
Andy Eide | January 11, 2017 8:38 pm

Seattle was looking to add some experience on the blue line and may have done that with the acquisition of Austin Strand.

Thunderbirds beat snowy pass and Spokane Chiefs 2-1
Andy Eide | January 8, 2017 8:50 pm

The T-Birds scored twice during a dominant third period to pick up a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs.

Seattle's Rylan Toth makes one of his 38 saves during Friday's 4-3 win over Everett (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds clip first place Everett 4-3 in shootout
Andy Eide | January 7, 2017 12:23 am

The T-Birds nearly blew a three-goal lead but would hold to beat the Everett Silvertips 4-3 in a shootout. Keegan Kolesar had the lone shootout conversion and Rylan Toth made 38 saves in the win.

Pair of third period scores lead T-Birds past Winterhawks 3-2
Andy Eide | January 1, 2017 10:29 am

Seattle came from behind and scored twice in the third period to pick up a win against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night. Monroe’s own Luke Ormsby notched the game-winning goal and added an assist in the victory.

Seattle's Ethan Bear fights for the puck during the T-Birds 2-1 loss against Portland (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds come up short in 2-1 loss to the Portland Winterhawks
Andy Eide | December 31, 2016 8:44 am

The T-Birds couldn’t solve Portland’s Cole Kehler which led to a couple of turnovers costing them in a 2-1 loss to the Winterhawks at the ShoWare Center.

Shorthanded T-Birds scratch out point in 5-4 overtime loss to Spokane
Andy Eide | December 28, 2016 10:35 pm

Despite missing their top three centers, the T-Birds battled hard and managed to earn a point in the standings during a 5-4 loss in Spokane to the Chiefs. Goalie Matthew Berlin stood tall in making 47 saves.

Rylan Toth makes one of his 41 saves during Seattle's 3-2 win over Spokane (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds find a way in 3-2 win over Chiefs
Andy Eide | December 27, 2016 10:47 pm

The T-Birds opened the second half of the season with a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs. Goalie Rylan Toth was the star as he stopped 41 Spokane shots as Seattle won its second straight.

With Mathew Barzal's return, the Seattle Thunderbirds are hoping for a strong second half (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Checking in with Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell
Andy Eide | December 23, 2016 10:01 am

With the T-Birds on their holiday break, Seattle general manager Russ Farwell talks about the season so far and what the team might look to add at the trade deadline.