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Where did they come from? 2019-20 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 and spreadsheets provided great reference and confirmation of the information below. (more…)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Race for Western Conference #1 seed

  With just about a month left in the WHL regular season, the #1 seed in the Western Conference has gone from all but certain for Prince George to a 4-team race. As you can see in the above graphic, Everett currently leads with 82 points in 58 games. Next are the Seattle Thunderbirds with […]

Longest win streaks vs opponent

Quick post here. Seattle won their 9th in a row vs Victoria tonight so we thought we would take a look at their longest regular season win streaks by opponent in TBirds history: Brandon Wheat Kings – 3 games 3 times, most recently 10/29/13-10/27/15 Calgary Hitmen – 4 games 11/25/95-11/8/97 Edmonton Oil Kings – 2 […]