Thunderbirds wrap up rookie portion of training camp
Andy Eide | August 26, 2016 10:46 am
The first two days of Thunderbirds training camp were highlighted by scrimmages that focused on the future of the club. It was all about the rookies on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thunderbirds’ first-round pick Jake Lee is looking to the future
Andy Eide | August 25, 2016 4:27 pm
Defenseman Jake Lee, Seattle’s first-round pick in last spring’s Bantam Draft, is in training camp with the team looking to make an early impression. So far, he’s enjoying the experience.
T-Birds looking for younger defensemen to step up this season
Andy Eide | August 24, 2016 5:54 pm
As the Seattle Thunderbirds hit the ice on Wednesday to open their training camp, they are looking for some new players on defense in hopes to continue their strong play on the blue line.
Mailbag: Previewing the T-Birds’ season on the eve of training camp
Andy Eide | August 23, 2016 11:10 am
Answering your questions about the upcoming Seattle Thunderbirds season in advance of training camp for the defending WHL Western Conference champions.
Thunderbirds’ rookies figure to play important role again in 2016-17
Tim Pigulski | August 15, 2016 10:04 am
While their names may not have stood out in the box score very often, rookies played an important role for the Thunderbirds last year. Matthew Wedman, Brandon Schuldhaus and Jarret Tyszka were the two most notable newcomers, with the former scoring the series-clinching, double-overtime goal in the Western Conference Finals versus Kelowna and the latter […]
Who will mind the net for the Thunderbirds in 2016-17?
Andy Eide | August 3, 2016 12:07 pm
With Landon Bow graduated, the Thunderbirds will be looking to replace some big goalie pads this season. There will be one familiar face and two new ones vying for time in the crease.
Notebook: T-Birds are a gateway to pros for more than just players
Andy Eide | July 29, 2016 6:11 pm
The Western Hockey League prides itself as being one of the top developmental leagues in North America. It’s not just the players who have pro aspirations, however.
Scouting is key for the Seattle Thunderbirds’ success
Andy Eide | July 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Seattle, like every WHL team, relies on its scouting staff to look for the next batch of players to make up the team’s roster. The T-Birds’ scouting team is made up of 12 guys who spend most of their free time in small, cold rinks throughout the west.
Mathew Barzal, Islanders hold keys to Thunderbirds season
Tim Pigulski | July 18, 2016 11:35 am
Last year, Mathew Barzal centered the Thunderbirds’ top line, often playing between and creating plays for other NHL draft picks. Next season, he’ll be expected to have the same impact, assuming he returns to Seattle.
T-Birds select Finnish forward Sami Moilanen in CHL Import Draft
Tim Pigulski | June 29, 2016 3:40 pm
In Tuesday’s annual CHL Import Draft, the Thunderbirds selected energetic 17-year-old forward Sami Moilanen of Finland with the 49th overall selection.