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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Ryan Gropp and Keegan Kolesar celebrate Gropp's fifth career hat trick Saturday night (Brian Liesse/ T-Birds)
Ryan Gropp’s hat trick helps T-Birds defuse Rockets
Andy Eide | February 26, 2017 12:40 am

The T-Birds bounced back nicely from a lackluster loss on Friday night. Ryan Gropp recorded his fifth career hat trick as Seattle scored four times on the power play in a 5-3 win over Kelowna.

Thunderbirds pounded by the Americans 7-3 in Kennewick
Andy Eide | February 25, 2017 7:57 am

It was not a good night for the T-Birds in Kennewick Friday night as five straight second period goals by the Americans blew open what was a close game.

Ethan Bear has scored more goals than any other T-Birds defenseman ever has (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
T-Birds notebook: Ethan Bear sets franchise mark
Andy Eide | February 23, 2017 10:05 pm

A look at the latest news surrounding the Thunderbirds including Ethan Bear setting a new franchise mark for goals by a defenseman.

Mathew Barzal extended his scoring streak to 10 games during the T-Birds win Sunday. (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds gut out a big comeback win in Portland Sunday evening
Andy Eide | February 20, 2017 12:52 am

Despite a depleted lineup, the Thunderbirds found a way to comeback and beat the Portland Winterhawks 5-4 in a shootout.

Tyler Adams' third period goal put Seattle ahead for good in a 5-3 win over Portland (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Third period goals lift Thunderbirds over Portland 5-3
Andy Eide | February 18, 2017 10:14 pm

Seattle scored three goals in the third period to pick up a big 5-2 win over Portland. Defenseman Ethan Bear scored twice while adding two assists in the win.

Tri City trips up Thunderbirds in Kennewick
Andy Eide | February 18, 2017 8:31 am

Seattle lost to the Tri City Americans for the first time this season on Friday night. The T-Birds scored first but four unanswered goals by the Americans proved to be the difference in the game.

Donovan Neuls has been one of the unexpected contributors on Seattle's hot streak. (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
T-Birds getting contributions from more than just top guns
Andy Eide | February 16, 2017 3:59 pm

Seattle’s top players have been huge during its current 20-game hot streak, but the team is also getting contributions from the entire lineup.

Seattle's Keegan Kolesar crashes the Red Deer net during the T-Birds 4-1 win Tuesday night (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds show Red Deer no love in 4-1 win
Andy Eide | February 14, 2017 11:13 pm

The Thunderbirds bounced back from Monday’s loss to hammer the Red Deer Rebels 4-1. The win keeps Seattle one point ahead of the Everett Silvertips for first place in the U.S. Division.

Mathew Barzal's career best six-point night led Seattle to a wild 8-5 win over Portland (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Barzal’s career night helps T-Birds outlast Portland 8-5
Andy Eide | February 12, 2017 1:05 am

Mathew Barzal scored a goal and added five assists as the short-handed Thunderbirds out lasted the Portland Winterhawks 8-5 in a wild game at the ShoWare Center.

Alexander True celebrates his third period goal in Seattle's 6-2 win over Tri City (Brian Liesse/T-Birds)
Thunderbirds in first place with 6-2 win over Tri City
Andy Eide | February 11, 2017 12:04 am

The T-Birds jumped into first place in the U.S. Division Friday night with a 6-2 win over the Tri City Americans. They were paced by three power play goals in a penalty filled affair.