Exclusive: Cool Bird interview

While the Seattle Thunderbirds are in the middle of a playoff run, we caught up recently with one of the more visible yet underrated pieces of the success puzzle, the TBirds mascot Cool Bird. In this TBird Tidbits exclusive interview, we talk about his youth, his alternating ability to skate, his past relationships and how […]

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 […]

Moving for the future, remembering the past

Packing up my house in advance of a move, I came across some of the Seattle Thunderbirds memorabilia that my wife and I have acquired over the years. A few of those items are shown below. For larger images, click on the thumbnails. (more…)

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…)