Thunderbirds announce 2012-13 schedule

Jun 28, 2012, 11:41 AM | Updated: 2:11 pm

By staff

Below is a press release from the Seattle Thunderbirds announcing the team’s 2012-13 schedule:

Kent, June 27, 2012 — The Seattle Thunderbirds are excited to announce their regular season schedule for the 2012-13 season.

The T-Birds will open the 2012-13 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, September 21, at the Rose Garden at 7 p.m.

The Home Opener will be Saturday, September 22, against the Winterhawks at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm. There will be a Party on the Plaza for the Home Opener which will include music, food and entertainment.

The T-Birds have six games against the Winterhawks at home, with five of the games being played on a Saturday and one game on a Friday. There are 15 games at home on a Saturday, eight games at home on a Friday and five games at home on a Sunday this season.

Seattle’s other I-5 rival, the Everett Silvertips, will come to ShoWare Center five times in 2012-13. This includes three Saturday games, one Friday game and one Tuesday game.

The team travels to the East Division for a six-game road trip from November 2 through November 10. They will play the Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings, Regina Pats, Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades.

The T-Birds will have a two-game road trip to Prince George on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. They will be in Victoria for back-to-back games on Tuesday, February 5, and Wednesday, February 6.

The T-Birds will travel to Portland to take on the Winterhawks in the annual New Year’s Eve game on December 31.

The defending league champion Edmonton Oil Kings come to ShoWare Center on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:05pm.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

2012-13 Thunderbirds schedule:


Friday, September 21 @ Portland, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 22 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, September 28 @ Prince George, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 @ Prince George, 7 p.m.


Friday, October 5 @ Kamloops, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 vs. Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, October 12 @ Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16 vs. Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, October 19 @ Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 @ Portland, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 26 vs. Tri-City, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 @ Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 vs. Kamloops, 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30 @ Spokane, 7:05 p.m.


Friday, November 2 @ Swift Current, 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 @ Moose Jaw, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6 @ Brandon, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7 @ Regina, 5 p.m.
Friday, November 9 @ Prince Albert, 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 @ Saskatoon, 5:05 p.m.
Friday, November 16 vs. Medicine Hat, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 vs. Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 vs. Kootenay, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, November 24 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27 vs. Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, November 30 @ Portland, 7 p.m.


Saturday, December 1 vs. Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 vs. Kamloops, 5:05 p.m.
Thursday, December 6 @ Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, December 7 @ Everett, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11 vs. Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, December 14 @ Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 @ Portland, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, December 28 vs. Everett, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 @ Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Monday, December 31 @ Portland, 8 p.m.


Friday, January 4 @ Kamloops, 7p.m.
Saturday, January 5 vs. Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8 vs. Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 @ Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, January 12 vs. Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, January 13 @ Tri-City, 5:05 p.m.
Friday, January 18 @ Everett, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 vs. Lethbridge, 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22 @ Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, January 24 @ Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, January 25 vs. Kelowna, 7:35 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29 vs. Prince George, 7:05 p.m.


Friday, February 1 vs. Portland, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5 @ Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6 @ Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, February 8 vs. Red Deer, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 vs. Calgary, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, February 15 vs. Vancouver, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 @ Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 vs. Vancouver, 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 vs. Everett, 6:05 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 @ Vancouver, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26 vs. Edmonton, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 @ Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.


Friday, March 1 @ Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 @ Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 8 vs. Prince George, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 vs. Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 15 @ Portland, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.


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