Looking at the 2019-20 Seattle Thunderbirds schedule

Earlier this week, the Western Hockey League released the entire 2019-20 schedule. This will be the second season of the 68-game schedule that brought the WHL in line with their Canadian Hockey League counterparts: the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. As we do every season, let’s take a closer look […]

Wear Your TBirds Colors Day 2019

Vancouver vs Seattle. It’s a playoff matchup that has only happened once before in the WHL. But while these teams don’t have much of a history, the cities definitely do. And with the coming addition of a Seattle NHL team, it is sure to keep growing. There’s been a lot of focus on the Cascadia […]

Who makes it rain bears? (Updated 1/19/19)

Tonight will be the 16th Teddy Bear Toss game that the Seattle Thunderbirds have held. Before tonight’s game gets under way and the fur starts to fly, a quick look back at all the teddy bear goal scorers and some interesting tidbits about those goals. (more…)

Looking at the 2018-19 Seattle Thunderbirds schedule

Earlier today, the 2018-19 WHL schedule was released. For the first time in 45 years, the league will play a 68-game regular season schedule. This change brings the WHL in line with the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League who already play such a schedule. But while that’s the big change league-wide, […]

Your best playoff seeding format

There’s been a lot of discussion, this year and in years past, about how the WHL seeds its teams for the playoffs. This year the debate was especially vigorous as the 6 East Division teams all had higher point totals than the #2 team in the Central Division. But because of the format, Saskatoon didn’t […]

Wear Your TBirds Colors Day 2018

For the 4th time in the last 5 years, Everett and Seattle will be meeting in the playoffs. It’s starting to feel like a playoff tradition that these 2 franchises face off. The Silvertips have a loud and proud fanbase that are known as the #SeaOfGreen. But as demonstrated constantly, especially in the 2016 and […]

Where did they come from? 2017-18 edition

A quick look at how the current Seattle Thunderbirds roster was acquired. A great deal of thanks to Tyler Hunnex and Alan Caldwell whose blogs provided great reference and confirmation of the information below. (more…)

Looking at the 2017-18 Seattle Thunderbirds schedule

Just over a month after the Thunderbirds appearance at the MasterCard Memorial Cup, we are looking forward to the 2017-18 season as the schedule was released earlier today. Seattle will begin their defense of the WHL Championship at home on September 23rd vs Tri-City. Before we get to the full schedule, though, let’s take a […]

MC possibilities

With the loss to Windsor today, the Seattle Thunderbirds at 0-2 are down but not out. Here are the possibilities moving forward: Erie defeats Saint John on Monday. Seattle defeats Saint John on Tuesday. Saint John out, Seattle to semi-final. Erie defeats Saint John on Monday. Saint John defeats Seattle on Tuesday. Seattle out, Saint […]

Wear Your TBirds Colors Day 5/5

The TBirds have done it again! They defeated the Kelowna Rockets in 6 games and are headed to the WHL Final in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history. With this unprecedented playoff success the last 2 seasons, it’s now more important than ever to show your support while they try to push […]