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Looking at the (2020-) 2021 Seattle Thunderbirds schedule

376 days. When the TBirds and Silvertips skated off the ShoWare Center ice on March 8th, 2020, the world had already started changing. And while we all had our thoughts and suspicions, I don’t think anyone knew for sure that it would signify the end of WHL hockey in Kent for more than a year. […]

Looking at milestone games and goals

As we mentioned on Twitter earlier this week, we believe we have finally indexed the final score of all 2507 Thunderbirds regular-season games that have happened so far. So we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the milestone games and goals that have happened over the years: Game #1: […]

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 […]