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Kelsey Jenkins

KW star Kelsey Jenkins delivers plenty in first season at SPU

Chuck Sekyra had a hunch. A simple gut feeling when it came to recruiting former Kentwood High soccer standout Kelsey Jenkins.During a time when most… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2009
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Kelsey Jenkins
Jay Garthwaite

The Garthwaite way: Former K-M star hones skills of youngsters with big dreams

Pens and pads in their hands, a host of dads sit on wooden benches outside the batting cages and hang intently on the teacher’s every… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2009
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Jay Garthwaite
From left: Longtime Thunderbirds fans Joe Slagel

Fans flock to ShoWare Center to see T-Birds take the ice

Fans found plenty to love Saturday night at the city of Kent’s ShoWare Center, the new home of the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team.The Thunderbirds beat… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2009
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From left: Longtime Thunderbirds fans Joe Slagel
Seattle Thunderbirds Assistant Turner Stevenson allowed his children Jakob

T-Bird kids carve up home ice

Seattle Thunderbirds Assistant Turner Stevenson allowed his children Jakob, 8, left, and Branden, 10, Dec. 26 to play on the new ice at the ShoWare… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2009
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Seattle Thunderbirds Assistant Turner Stevenson allowed his children Jakob
Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach

Thunderbirds like their new icy roost in Kent

Greg Scott noticed a big difference between the ShoWare Center and KeyArena as soon as he arrived to play for the Seattle Thunderbirds in their… Continue reading

Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach

Rockets blast past T-Birds in B.C. match

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Wednesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia.

  • Jan 8, 2009
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ShoWare Center draws big crowds, bigger enthusiasm

Kent resident Ed Orlosky was in his element Friday afternoon. Sitting ringside at the ShoWare Center at Kent, munching on a hotdog, the Boeing retiree was happily awaiting the guests of honor at Kent’s newest sports franchise. The Seattle Thunderbirds.

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Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.

T-Birds are go! Win 4-3 in first ShoWare airing

Home, sweet ShoWare Center. Seattle Thunderbird hockey fans had the hottest ticket in town Saturday night. They were treated to fireworks on the ice during player introductions; two fights between T-bird and Everett Silvertip players; and most importantly, a T-bird victory.

  • Jan 6, 2009
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Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.
Calvin Pickard

Seattle Thunderbirds: A-to-Z guide to the newest ticket in town

On Saturday, the Seattle Thunderbirds officially come to Kent.After waiting more than three years for the completion of the $84.5 million ShoWare Center, the Thunderbirds… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009
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Calvin Pickard
Portland Winter Hawks player Radim Valchar

T-Birds ready to play first game in Kent

The Seattle Thunderbirds and SMG, ShoWare Center operators, are putting the final touches on the T-Birds new home as they get ready for the first… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009
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Portland Winter Hawks player Radim Valchar

Winterhawks shoot down T-Birds in Portland

The Portland Winter Hawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 Dec. 31 at the Rose Garden in the annual New Year's Eve game between the two teams.

  • Jan 6, 2009
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Thunderbirds extinguish Blazers in second ShoWare match

Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Jacob DeSerres made 33 saves on 34 shots to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Sunday night… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009
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T-Birds snare Bruins in last KeyArena game

Lindsay Nielsen had two goals and goalie Jacob DeSerres made 25 saves Tuesday night to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-0 victory over the Chilliwack Bruins in the T-Birds last game at KeyArena.

  • Jan 2, 2009
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Thunderbirds’ Hickey named to world team

The Seattle Thunderbirds are pleased to announce defenseman Thomas Hickey has been selected to play for Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships in… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Chiefs shut-out T-Birds 1-0 Friday

SPOKANE - The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 1-0 Friday night at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.This was the first game of a two-game series… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-Birds topple Spokane Saturday

SPOKANE - Seattle Thunderbird goaltender Calvin Pickard stopped 35 of 36 shots Saturday night at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to lead his team to a… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-Birds lose in away game to Tri City

KENNEWICK - The Tri-City Americans defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-1 Friday night at the Toyota Center.Tri-City took a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal by… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Pickard backstops T-Birds to victory over Portland

PORTLAND - Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard made 34 saves Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Hitmen whack T-Birds on Seattle ice

SEATTLE - The Calgary Hitmen defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 Sunday night in front of 4,738 at KeyArena.Calgary took a 1-0 lead at 5:30 of… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-Birds vanquish Winter Hawks 5-3 in Portland

The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winter Hawks 5-3 Saturday afternoon at the Rose Garden.The T-Birds improved their record to 12-13-1-2 and have now won… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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