Tim Pigulski

Tim Pigulski
Tim Pigulski is the Thunderbirds analyst for Following an 11-year amateur hockey career, Tim spent two seasons working in the T-Birds' media relations department. He grew up in Pasco, Wash. and attended the University of Washington. Follow Tim: @tpigulski

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Thunderbirds crush Americans 9-2 in Game 3; chance to clinch series Friday night
Tim Pigulski | March 29, 2017 10:34 pm

The Thunderbirds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series in convincing fashion with a 9-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick.

Mathew Barzal's status is still uncertain heading into Friday night's Game 1. (T-Birds photo)
Five things to watch for in T-Birds’ first-round playoff series with Americans
Tim Pigulski | March 24, 2017 3:21 pm

Five storylines to keep an eye on heading into opening night of Seattle’s first-round playoff series against the Tri-City Americans.

Austin Strand (2) and Aaron Hyman (6) will be tasked with shutting down Tri-City's second line. (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds vs. Americans: Sleepers who could be difference makers
Tim Pigulski | March 22, 2017 12:05 pm

Whichever team comes out on top in this first round playoff series is going to need contributions from more than just their top line. We take a look at some other names to keep an eye on.

Inside the numbers: T-Birds vs. Americans
Tim Pigulski | March 20, 2017 11:08 am

A by-the-numbers look at the head-to-head matchups between the T-Birds and their first-round opponent, the Tri-City Americans.

Seattle's Mathew Barzal currently ranks second in the WHL in points per game with 1.93. (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds’ Barzal should be favorite for WHL Most Valuable Player
Tim Pigulski | March 15, 2017 3:19 pm

Seattle’s Mathew Barzal has missed significant time this season for various reasons, but has continued to prove that when he’s on the ice, he’s the league’s most dynamic player.

Seattle would retake first place in the U.S. Division with a regulation victory over Everett tonight (T-Birds photo)
U.S. Division could be all but decided tonight when T-Birds host Silvertips
Tim Pigulski | March 10, 2017 3:06 pm

Tonight is nearly a must-win game for the Thunderbirds, who trail Everett by one point in the standings and have played two more games than their rival to the north.

Tyler Adams has scored three goals against Portland this season, fifth most on the team (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds head-to-head vs. Portland: numbers prove they’re more than a “one-line team”
Tim Pigulski | February 22, 2017 2:57 pm

It’s become popular to refer to the Thunderbirds as a “one-line team.” We take a look at why that’s not true and compare them head-to-head with their U.S. Division rival, the Portland Winterhawks.

Depleted Thunderbirds sign Cody Savey
Tim Pigulski | February 13, 2017 10:47 am

With all of the injuries that have piled up recently, Seattle signed 15-year-old Cody Savey of British Columbia to provide depth up front.

T-Birds take first of two in Victoria 3-1 behind Gropp hat trick
Tim Pigulski | February 7, 2017 10:48 pm

The Thunderbirds picked up their 14th victory in their past 16 games when they beat the Victoria Royals 3-1 behind a Ryan Gropp hat trick.

Mathew Barzal and the T-Birds have first place in the U.S. Division in their sights (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds’ top line once again proving they’re one of the league’s best
Tim Pigulski | February 1, 2017 11:32 am

Consistently playing together for the first time this season, Seattle’s top line has re-developed the chemistry that, combined with their talent, makes them one of the WHL’s best.