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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.
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.
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.
The Canadian Hockey League today announced Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender Calvin Pickard has been named the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
After starting their second-round playoff series with a bang, the Seattle Thunderbirds ended with a thud.
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