November 2015

Come one, come all
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/28/15

It is time for the next big event with the Seattle Thunderbirds: Star Wars Night!  On Tuesday, December 15, may the force be with you. Join the T-Birds at the ShoWare Center from 5:00 to 10:00 PM two days before the big premiere of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens for the charity event of the season. This year’s charity is the Forgotten Children’s Fund and the team will be collecting clothing and toys for local kids at the event. The Forgotten Children’s Fund serves children who are experiencing hardship due to economic loss, disabilities, illnesses or injuries and helps provide them... Read More
A 5-2 loss broke their six-game streak
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/26/15

Although we were celebrating another six-game winning streak just last week, it was broken on Wednesday night. When the Seattle Thunderbirds took on the Kelowna Rockets at the Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, they lost with a score of 5-2 in favor of the Rockets. At first, it looked like things were going to go the Thunderbirds’ way. The Birds were on top 15-7, outshooting the Rockets in the first period. Then Lind, assisted by Linaker and Merkley, scored the first goal of the night for the Rockets. The Birds tied the game up with the second goal of the night when Neuls scored,... Read More
Home sweet home
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/25/15

The ShoWare Center is where the T-Birds play their home games. They have a game coming up this Friday against Vancouver, and another on Saturday against Moose Jaw. Be sure to click the links if you still need to purchase tickets. But as you probably know, the ShoWare Center hosts a lot more than hockey games year-round. If you’ve been following the history of the ShoWare since before its construction in 2009, you might know that it was originally going to be called the Kent Events Center. Some other sports teams who call the center home include the Tacoma Stars and Seattle Mist. Other sports... Read More
The Birds are on a roll again
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/23/15

And they’re back with another six-win streak! They were down from their last streak, courtesy of the Silvertips, but it sure didn’t take long for the T-Birds to bounce back as strong as ever. The Seattle Thunderbirds came through with a big win on Saturday night, beating the Portland Winterhawks in a solid 5-2 victory. The Birds set the tone for the whole game during the first period, outshooting the Hawks 14-10 and only moving forward from there with a total of two more goals during the second period and another two during the third. Barzal scored the first goal of the night, assisted by... Read More
Discuss tonight's game against the Winterhawks
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 11/21/15

The Seattle Thunderbirds are taking on the Portland Winterhawks tonight at 7:05 PST! The game will be at the ShoWare Center (address 625 W James St, Kent, WA 98032) and tickets are still available. Prices for tonight’s game run as low as $16 for regular price North Zone tickets and $60 for suite tickets. Regular price premium seats, South Zone seats and Lower End tickets all cost $24. Glass seats cost $30 while Club seats are $40. The Winterhawks are coming off a three win streak, but the Birds just had a massive six win streak before they were beat by the Silvertips on October 24. This game... Read More
Get a bobble head Turkey Day weekend
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/20/15

What could any Seattle Thunderbirds fan want more than a wobbly bobble head of Matthew Barzal on his or her bedroom table side or car dashboard? Whether you want one for yourself or for a fan of Barzal’s, Thanksgiving weekend is the time to get one. On Saturday, November 28, you can get two chances to get your own: Use your season ticket voucher. Each season ticket holder already has a voucher to redeem for the keepsake; just present it at the game to receive your Barzal Bobble bauble. Be one of the first 1000 fans to buy tickets at the Seattle Thunderbirds website. For each ticket ordered,... Read More
Some history on the team co-owner
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/19/15

He’s not just the manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds, of course. Russ Farwell is a co-owner, governor and much more for the team. Longtime fans of the Birds also know a fun fact: Farwell is managing the team for a second time. In the 1988 to 1989 and 1989 to 1990 seasons, Farwell managed the team for the first time. From 1990 to 1994, he was the manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. During that time, he gained fame by making a huge trade deal with Quebec Nordiques, gaining the rights to Eric Lindros. As the manager of the Flyers, Farwell did not end up at the playoffs. The team had a record of... Read More
Konowalchuk has been with the team since 2011
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/18/15

Fans of the Seattle Thunderbirds know that the head coach of the team is none other than Steve Konowalchuk. He was the 16th head coach in the history of the Western Hockey League. The team announced his leadership on June 16, 2011. Konowalchuk had plenty to bring to the team, including his own experience. He was a left winger for both Colorado Avalanche as well as the Washington Capitals. The first NHL player from Utah, he was born on November 11, 1972. He hails from Salt Lake City. Konowalchuk is 6’1 and weighs 195 pounds. He shot left when he played. In 1991, he was the 58th overall NHL... Read More
The T-Birds trade Pederson for Taz Burman
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/14/15

With a heavy heart, Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell told the press that Lane Pederson would no longer be with the team in August. The T-Birds traded Pederson for new goaltender Taz Burman of the Red Deer Rebels in an attempt at securing a stronger defense for the team. Farwell made it clear that the trade was not on Pederson’s shoulders. He said it was a very difficult decision to make and that he strongly believes that Pederson will someday “become a top player in the NHL.” He also wished the player luck in not only playing with the Rebels but also in playing in the... Read More
#31 is a goaltender
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/13/15

Logan Flodell is one of the goaltenders of the Seattle Thunderbirds. Flodell is a right-shooting player. He comes from Regina, SK. His birthday is February 10, 1997. Flodell stands at 5’11 and weighs 163 pounds. During the regular season, Flodell has played in 21 games. He has had a total of 52 goals scored against him and 465 saves, giving him a save average of 0.899. He has played a total of 1138 minutes with the T-Birds during the regular season. In his first season with the team, he only played one game, with a total of 21 saves and seven goals against him. He only played on the ice for a... Read More
Welcome to Seattle, #30
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/12/15

A new goalie for the Seattle Thunderbirds this season, Taz Burman is young and hungry for the game. He comes to the T-Birds from the Red Deer Rebels, where his save percentage was a steady 0.890 to 0.884, improving as his experience in the game grew in those two seasons. Taz Burman stands at 6’0 and weighs in at 167 pounds. The goaltender shoots left and wears the #30 uniform. He was born on February 16, 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Burman lost six games and won just two during his first season with the Red Deer Rebels in 2013 to 2014, but he demonstrated growing skills in the 2014 to... Read More
Meet #33
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/10/15

He’s a defenseman for the Seattle Thunderbirds. Jared Hauf hails from Calgary, AB. He shoots left and weighs 224 pounds. He stands at 6’5. He was born on March 6, 1995. Hauf has played nearly every game of every season he’s been contracted in, missing only 20 out of 288 games. Right now, Hauf is playing his fifth season with the T-Birds. Hauf says that the key to being a good defenseman is to be an excellent skater. He was able to focus on some of his skills at the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp in the summer of 2014, where he says he was able to really compete with skillful players and... Read More
Find out about #25
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/09/15

He’s only 18, but he’s already playing for the Thunderbirds and on his way to fortune and fame. Ethan Bear was born on June 26, 1997 in Ochapowace, SK. He stands at 5’11.5 tall and weighs 197 pounds. Bear wears the #25 uniform and is a defenseman for the Seattle T-Birds. He shoots right and is known for his stoic, calm demeanor on the ice as he defends the team. Bear is a strong defenseman on the ice. Since joining the T-Birds in the 2012 to 2013 regular season, he has played in a whopping 145 games, scoring 23 goals in his career. He has also made a total of 51 assists, adding up to 74... Read More
Find out about #24
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/07/15

He is a defenseman for the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey organization. He is a left shooting player. His name is Brandon Schuldhaus and he is #24. Schuldhaus is a tall young man, standing at 6’3.5. His official player weight is an even 200 pounds. Schuldhaus comes from Calgary, AB and was born on February 23, 1998 in Houston. A rookie for the T-Birds this season, Schuldhaus doesn’t have a long litany of accomplishments or stats behind him just yet—but the young man is only 17 years old, so he has a long career of opportunities and chances to really rack up his points ahead of him. The... Read More
Find out about player #7
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/06/15

How much do you know about Seattle Thunderbirds player #7, Sahvan Khaira? Did you know that Khaira shoots right? That he stands 6’3.5 tall? He also weighs 218 pounds and comes from his hometown of Surrey, BC. Khaira was born on January 2, 1998. Khaira has played a total of 56 games during his career so far. 43 of those were with the Thunderbirds during the 2014 to 2015 season, and he has been in 13 games during the current season. He has made one goal as a T-Bird, plus two assists, giving him a total of three points in his career. The goal was scored during the November game against the... Read More
The teen brings a strong defense to the T-Birds
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/05/15

This new, teen addition to the T-Birds is a defenseman with a winning smile. Jarret Tyszka has played in 15 games during the regular season this year, and he’s already scored two goals and made an assist. At 16, Tyszka has to be stoked at this great start to a promising career. He’s had eight PIM and earned three points so far. Tyszka shoots left and stands at 6’2.5. He weighs 190 pounds. He was born on March 15, 1999 and hails from Langley, BC. He’s made some big strides on the team already, making two assists during the September 5 game against the Victoria Royals. He scored his first goal... Read More
Get to know #4
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/02/15

The young man wearing the #4 uniform on the Seattle Thunderbirds is none other than Turner Ottenbreit. He is a defenseman from Yorkton, SK. Ottenbreit shoots left. Ottenbreit weighs 192 pounds and stands at 6’3. His birthday is July 9, 1997. Ottenbreit was a rookie Thunderbird last season, with a total of 68 games under his belt for the 2014 to 2015 year. During his first year, he scored two goals and 20 assists made, resulting in a total of 12 points for the player. His PIM was 30 for the year as well. During the 2015 to 2016 regular season, he has not yet scored a goal. Ottenbreit has... Read More
What you need to know
Posted by SeattleHockeyInsider on 11/01/15

To buy single and season tickets for a Seattle Thunderbirds game, you can either call 253-239-7825 or visit the website. Club seats behind the penalty box cost $40 per individual ticket. For full season tickets, the price is $975. Class seats around the ice are $30 each. For a season of class seats, the price is $738. Premium individual seats run for $24 and $576 for season tickets. South Zone seats cost $24 per game or $576 for season tickets. Lower end seats run for $24 per ticket or $576 for season tickets. Club seats go for as little as $12 for youth in the... Read More