Tim Pigulski

Tim Pigulski

T-Birds acquire 18-year-old defenseman Schaufler from Kootenay

With injuries to Jarret Tyszka and Reece Harsch, Seattle added Loeden Schaufler to strengthen their defensive group.
3 years ago

T-Birds hire former Everett Director of Player Personnel Bil La Forge as new GM

Farwell had been the team's GM for the past 23 seasons and was at the helm when Seattle won their only WHL Championship in 2017.
4 years ago

Ottenbreit signs ATO with San Antonio Rampage

Ottenbreit had a plus-76 rating across five seasons during his WHL career and won a championship with Seattle in 2017.
4 years ago

Keys to a T-Birds upset over Everett

The Western Conference’s one-versus-eight seed playoff series should, in theory, be a relatively easy victory for the better-seeded team. Nothing about the regular season series between the T-Birds and Silvertips, however, indicates that will be the case.
4 years ago

Thunderbirds vs. Silvertips: By the numbers

It came down to the final weekend of the regular season, but the defending WHL-champion Seattle Thunderbirds finally know that their opponent in the first-round of the playoffs will be the Western Conference’s number one seed, the Everett Silvertips. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at how the two teams fared against each other during the regular […]
4 years ago

T-Birds beat Tri-City 4-3 for first regulation win since January 19

Seattle cut their magic number to two on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory over the Tri-City Americans.
4 years ago

T-Birds make two deals in advance of WHL’s trade deadline

Seattle sends Hyman to Regina for Owen Williams and a second-round pick, and sends a sixth-round pick to Moose Jaw for Jaxan Kaluski.
4 years ago

T-Birds deal disgruntled Brown to Medicine Hat for picks

Brown had not skated with the team since the end of October. In exchange, Seattle receives a second-round and conditional third-round pick.
4 years ago

With emergence of Hughes, T-Birds deal Berlin to Kootenay

Seattle acquires a fifth-round selection from Kootenay in the 2018 Bantam Draft as part of the deal.
4 years ago

Third period struggles a major contributor in T-Birds’ defeats

Seattle's third-period struggles are a big reason they currently sit eighth in the Western Conference.
4 years ago

T-Birds acquire goaltender Luding from Silvertips

After Liam Hughes went down with a lower-body injury, Seattle made another swap with crosstown-rival Everett to shore up their goaltending situation.
4 years ago

T-Birds deal Ormsby to rival Silvertips

Ormsby had announced he was leaving the team to join the BCHL's Wenatchee Wild on Monday.
4 years ago

Luke Ormsby departs T-Birds to join Wenatchee Wild

Ormsby, 18, had 12 points in 80 regular season games, all spent with the T-Birds.
4 years ago

T-Birds place Tyler Adams on long-term injured reserve

Adams, 20, had eight points in 41 regular season contests with the T-Birds last season and added five more in 20 playoff games.
4 years ago

Costly mistakes doom T-Birds in 10-5 loss to Portland

The T-Birds jumped out to an early lead Saturday night, but were unable to build on that momentum, falling to the rival Portland Winterhawks 10-5.
4 years ago

T-Birds season preview: young forwards will have plenty of opportunity to prove themselves

With the departure of so many key veterans from last year's team, plenty of young players will have the opportunity to steal the spotlight.
4 years ago

T-Birds season preview: defense, goaltending will need to be team’s backbone

Seattle loses a couple of big pieces in Ethan Bear and Rylan Toth, but returns plenty of the group that led them to a WHL Championship last year.
4 years ago

T-Birds fall 5-1 to Everett to close out preseason

Seattle finishes the preseason with a 1-6-0-0 record. They open the regular season next Saturday at home against the Tri-City Americans.
4 years ago

T-Birds acquire Noah Philp from Kootenay

Philp, 19, has registered 41 points on 14 goals and 27 assists in 132 WHL games.
4 years ago

T-Birds sign four 2001-born prospects

On Wednesday, Seattle signed Graeme Bryks, Samuel Huo, Cade McNelly and Cole Schwebius to WHL Standard Player Agreements.
4 years ago

T-Birds acquire Bargar from Royals for Anthony Bishop

Bargar, 19, adds depth to a T-Birds forward group that had only two 1999-born players. They send Bishop to Victoria, which should all him to play defense full time.
5 years ago

T-Birds name Kyle Hagel assistant coach

The Thunderbirds filled one of their assistant coach vacancies on Thursday, adding Kyle Hagel to Matt O'Dette's coaching staff.
5 years ago

Steve Konowalchuk accepts offer as assistant coach with Anaheim Ducks

Steve Konowalchuk departs the T-Birds with a WHL Championship, two Western Conference Championships and five playoff appearances under his belt.
5 years ago

T-Birds’ Jarret Tyszka taken in fifth round by Montreal Canadiens

Jarret Tyszka was the first and only T-Bird selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, getting selected in the fifth round by the Montreal Canadiens.
5 years ago