Tag Archives: Portland

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…)

What remains for the US Division leaders

Frequent stat submitter Jon Whiting has put together some numbers looking at what remains on the schedule for Everett, Portland and Seattle this season. (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 […]

TBirds attendance trend for 2014-15

Much was made about the fact that there were two teams in the WHL who had attendance increases last season: Portland and Seattle. In fact, the Thunderbirds attendance numbers for last season probably went a long way to their marketing department winning an award from the WHL. It’s early but let’s take a look at […]

Game day: @ Portland 10/11

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is the old adage. The WHL schedule makers are certainly doing their part adhering to that. For the 3rd time in 3 weeks, Seattle is in Portland to take on the Winterhawks at the Moda Center. While both teams are missing a key player on defense, this […]

Game day: @ Portland 10/3

For the second time in as many weeks, the Thunderbirds are headed down I-5 to the Moda Center to take on the Portland Winterhawks. It will have a bit of a different feel than the game on 9/19. No pomp and circumstance for the Hawks and their 4th Western Conference banner, instead they will be […]

The Hurricanes came and went

At the end of last season, Seattle had 4 former Lethbridge Hurricanes on their roster. After today’s deal, the Thunderbirds have zero. Let’s take a quick look at how they all got here and where they have gone since: (more…)