Tag Archives: Kamloops

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…)

Just tricks, no treats: games on Halloween

Earlier last week, the Thunderbirds office sent out an email to season ticket holders. Part of the letter explained why the TBirds were having a game on a Thursday this week: “This rare Thursday game was originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Halloween Night.  Prior experience has indicated that a Halloween Friday Night was not the […]

Game day: vs Kamloops 10/18

Last season was, by all accounts, disappointing for the Kamloops Blazers. Just 14 wins, 3rd most goals against in the WHL and 2nd fewest goals scored. So Kamloops made a big deal in the offseason but it wasn’t for a player. Instead they brought back a coach who had lead the way in better times […]

Where did they come from?

A quick look at how the players from last years roster became part of the team. Draft picks listed are for the Bantam Draft unless otherwise noted. It will be interesting to see if some of these ripples continue. With all the 19-year olds returning this upcoming season, those earlier trades may still continue to […]

’92 Memorial Cup attendance

We had a Twitter follower ask about the attendance for the 1992 Memorial Cup in Seattle. One thing to remember about the numbers is that the committee planned on being able to use the Coliseum for the entire tournament but were unable to do so due the Sonics being in the NBA playoffs. It also required […]

Home Ice Advantage?

The Thunderbirds playoff experiences have been sparse the last half-decade or so but, in the big picture, they have a long history of making it into the second season. With Seattle battling Spokane and Everett for 4th place in the conference and home ice advantage in the first round, we’re going to take a look […]