The first two games of the WHL Western Conference Championship will be held in Kelowna, so you may not be able to be there in body, but many of us will be in spirit: the Seattle Thunderbirds will be facing off with the Kelowna Rockets for the championship, news that we just learned after the Rockets beat the Victoria Royals in their second round of playoffs. They won their series with a tighter margin than the T-Birds did against the Everett Silvertips, a total of 4-3 during the playoffs.
In fact, the Rockets had to go into overtime to win their last game of playoffs, making it even more of a nail-biter for both fans of the Rockets as well as the Royals. We will get to see the first championship game this Friday, April 22, in Kelowna. The puck drops at 7:05 so be sure to stay tuned to see how the T-Birds fare this weekend. Game 2 will take place on Saturday, April 23, also in Kelowna. Game 2 also begins at 7:05.
Games 3 and 4, however, will be here in Seattle, so you can get tickets to see the young men play live. Tickets are on sale now. You can get them via the Thunderbirds website or at the box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 to 5 PM, so you can get your tickets either way. Both games will be at the ShoWare Center and game 3 will be a Director’s Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, so you can even get two tickets for the price of one. It is the ultimate hockey lover’s date night in Seattle, as well as the perfect time to introduce someone new to the sport.
There’s also a special going for game 4 if you are interested. If you buy 10 tickets to Game 4 for $200, you will also receive 2 additional FREE tickets to Game 4. That means you will get a total of 12 tickets for the price of 10. If you have 12 people attending already, it’s a great way to split the difference and save a few bucks off everyone’s tickets, or to just bring along some family members or friends with your free tickets. You do need to get that deal either online or via telephone for the special discount.
If extra games are needed for the championship, here is the schedule:
Game 1 Seattle at Kelowna, Friday, April 22, 7:05pm
Game 2 Seattle at Kelowna, Saturday, April 23, 7:05pm
Game 3 Kelowna at Seattle, Tuesday, April 26, 7:05pm
Game 4 Kelowna at Seattle, Wednesday, April 27, 7:05pm
Game 5 Seattle at Kelowna, Friday, April 29, 7:05pm
Game 6 Kelowna at Seattle, Sunday, May 1, 5:05pm
Game 7 Seattle at Kelowna, Tuesday, May 3, 7:05pm
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