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.
Thunderbirds GM Russ Farwell reflects on last year, discusses plans for the offseason
Tim Pigulski | June 27, 2016 11:08 am
Tim Pigulski sat down with Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell to discuss Seattle’s success during the 2015-16 season and the team’s plans to build on that next year.
Seattle Thunderbirds’ Ethan Bear snubbed by Hockey Canada
Andy Eide | June 23, 2016 10:37 am
Earlier this week Hockey Canada announced the roster for its national junior team development camp. Mathew Barzal and Keegan Kolesar were the two Seattle Thunderbirds who got an invite to what is the first step towards selecting Canada’s World Junior squad. There was one T-Birds player who was surprisingly left off the roster and the […]
Can the Thunderbirds be even better next season?
Tim Pigulski | June 15, 2016 10:54 am
Following a season in team history in which the Thunderbirds advanced to the WHL Championship series, the question remains whether this team is prepared to build on that success next season or if 2015-16 was their best shot at a title.
Top 10 moments from the 2015-16 Thunderbirds season: 1-5
Andy Eide | June 1, 2016 11:43 am
Reliving the top 10 moments from the Thunderbirds’ 2015-16 season, finishing with Nos. 5-1.
Top 10 moments from the 2015-16 Thunderbirds season: 6-10
Andy Eide | May 27, 2016 12:12 pm
Reliving the top 10 moments from the Thunderbirds’ 2015-16 season, beginning with Nos. 10-6.
Thunderbirds season review: The graduates
Tim Pigulski | May 27, 2016 11:28 am
With the Memorial Cup just days away from being presented to the champion of the Canadian Hockey League, it’s high time that we take a look back at the storied careers of the four players we know won’t be returning to Seattle next season.
T-Birds drop 8-4 decision in Game 5, Brandon wins WHL Championship
Andy Eide | May 14, 2016 10:18 am
The Thunderbirds’ quest for their first ever WHL Championship came to an end Friday night, as the Brandon Wheat Kings outlasted them 8-4 to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup.