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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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Seattle Thunderbirds shut down Chilliwack on the road

Jim O'Brien scored the only goal in the shootout and Calvin Pickard stopped all three shooters he faced to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 shootout win Saturday night over the Chilliwack Bruins at Prospera Centre.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Thunderbirds fall in overtime to Americans

Western Hockey League history was made Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. For the first time in the league's history, brothers faced each other as starting goalies. Calvin Pickard started in net for the Seattle Thunderbirds while older brother Chet started in net for the Tri-City Americans.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Thunderbirds cut down the Wheat Kings

BRANDON, MANITOBA - Chris Cloud and Devon LeBlanc each scored two goals Saturday night at Westman Place to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-4… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2008
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The Kelowna Rockets defeat T-Birds 3-2 Saturday

Seattle took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Jim O'Brien at 9:39 of the first period. O'Brien brought the puck out of the left corner into the left face off dot. He beat Kelowna goalie Adam Brown through the legs for his first goal of the year. Greg Scott had an assist on the goal.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-Birds’ Pickard honored for goalkeeping

The Canadian Hockey League today announced Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender Calvin Pickard has been named the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Thunderbirds shut out Winterhawks 4-0

PORTLAND – Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard made 20 saves against the Portland Winter Hawks Saturday night in Portland to lead to the T-Birds to a 4-0 shutout win. Pickard stopped eight shots in the first period, seven shots in the second period and five shots in the third period to get his first WHL win and first WHL shutout. Pickard's record is now 1-3-0-0.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Greg Scott returns to Thunderbirds

Left wing had 38 goals with Seattle last season Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell announced Oct. 10 that left wing Greg Scott has rejoined the Thunderbirds from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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KeyArena T-Birds tickets on sale for single games

The Seattle Thunderbirds will put single game tickets to the eight games the team will play at KeyArena this season on sale starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-birds will make themselves at home in Kent homes

Prab Rai knows exactly what he wants in a home away from home. And the Seattle Thunderbirds are in the final stages of securing just such a home – several of them, actually – as they continue gradually moving into their new hometown of Kent.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-birds face off in Kent at holiday time

The Seattle Thunderbirds will drop their first puck in Kent no later than Jan. 3 – and could do it as early as Dec. 27 – as the team released its Western Hockey League schedule last Friday.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Thunderbirds embrace new Kent home, plan presence at Cornucopia Days

The Seattle Thunderbirds are doing more than just opening their door in Kent. They’re opening it as loudly as possible. “We have lots of stuff going on. We’re want to jump into Kent with both feet,” said Ian Henry, the director of public and media relations for the Western Hockey League team that will take up residence in the new Kent Events Center this winter. “We want to be here, we want to jump in and let people know we’re coming to town.”

  • Dec 28, 2008
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T-birds season ends in playoff loss to Tri-City

After starting their second-round playoff series with a bang, the Seattle Thunderbirds ended with a thud.

  • Dec 28, 2008
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Sophomore Cameron Whiting leads a deep Kentridge team this season and is one of the South Puget Sound League North Division’s top returning swimmers. The Chargers entered the season having won their last 22 league dual meets.

It’s a numbers game for Kentridge boys swim team

The numbers are quickly adding up for Kentridge High’s boys swim team.So, too, are the titles.And from the early look of things, the Chargers’ run… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2008
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Sophomore Cameron Whiting leads a deep Kentridge team this season and is one of the South Puget Sound League North Division’s top returning swimmers. The Chargers entered the season having won their last 22 league dual meets.
Kent-Meridian's Nora Keith flips off the balance beam and ends her routine with a score of 76.00 at the meet against Kentridge Dec. 10.

Royals have reason to do flips

This year’s Kent-Meridian gymnastics team will look to junior Nora Keith to lead the way.Last season, Keith competed in her second-straight state meet, taking home… Continue reading

Kent-Meridian's Nora Keith flips off the balance beam and ends her routine with a score of 76.00 at the meet against Kentridge Dec. 10.
Kentwood’s Courtney Johnson (left) and Jessie Genger (right) put the squeeze on Auburn Riverside guard Amanda Thomson.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kentwood knocks off AR in battle of state heavyweights

Tears of frustration were shed.Hugs of joy were passed out.And it was clear shortly after fourth-ranked Kentwood knocked off No. 2 Auburn Riverside on Thursday… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2008
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Kentwood’s Courtney Johnson (left) and Jessie Genger (right) put the squeeze on Auburn Riverside guard Amanda Thomson.

KR stuns top-ranked Federal Way

The Kentridge boys basketball team isn’t ready to concede anything just yet.Especially not the South Puget Sound League North Division title. Saturday night at top-ranked… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2008
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SPORTS ON DECK

WednesdayPREPSWrestling: SPSL North — Federal Way at Kentwood; Tahoma at Auburn; Jefferson at Kentridge; Kentlake at Auburn Riverside. All meets at 7:30 p.m. SPSL 3A… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2008
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KW, K-M wrestlers snag titles in Blaine

It may be early in season, but Kentwood wrestlers Ruben Navejas and Cody Quinn already appear in midseason form.Navejas, a sophomore, and Quinn, a senior,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2008
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