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Double hat tricks

From guest contributor Jon Whiting, here are the double hat tricks for one team that have occurred over the last 10 years in the WHL. All players listed scored 3 goals each unless specified. 3/1/16 – Seattle Ryan Gropp, Mathew Barzal 10/18/14 – Vancouver Alec Baer, Jackson Houck 2/23/14 – Spokane Mitch Holmberg, Dominic Zwerger […]

Examining WHL broadcasts on Root Sports

At this time no. The #WHL and Root Sports don’t have a deal this season. Disappointing. — Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) January 1, 2016 Update: This post was originally published on December 20th, 2014. As mentioned by Ian Furness on Twitter on December 31, 2015, the agreement between the WHL and Root Sports Northwest has not […]

Looking at the 2015-16 schedule

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I know this heatwave we’ve been under the last couple months has had me looking forward to getting back to the rink and watching some hockey. With a little downtime and not much to do, I thought we would take a quick look at the Thunderbirds […]

Penalty totals and percentages

One of the stats we track with a lot of detail is penalties. This post will break those down a little bit and provide some more detail than just player and minutes and look at penalty totals and percentages. (more…)

68 down, 4 to go

It’s the final week of the regular season and not much has been decided in the US Division ahead of the playoffs. A quick look at what the last few games hold and what they mean for the playoffs starting next week. (more…)

WHL playoff format

This season, the WHL will switch to a more division-based playoff format, similar to the one used by the NHL. We’ll take a closer look at how this playoff format works and what it means for potential matchups for the Thunderbirds. (more…)

2/14 @ Everett stat package

Jon Whiting was in Everett Saturday night and put together this stat package from that game. First picture is the faceoffs by player by opponent. The next three pictures are all the events (hits, shots, blocked shots, goals, etc.) of the game, broken down by period. Basically, if you read down, it’s a recap of […]