The Seattle Thunderbirds open the Western Hockey League season Oct. 2 at Portland. Seattle’s first home game is Oct. 9 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

The Seattle Thunderbirds open the Western Hockey League season Oct. 2 at Portland. Seattle’s first home game is Oct. 9 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

Seattle Thunderbirds release WHL regular season schedule

Home opener Oct. 9 at ShoWare Center in Kent; season opener Oct. 2 at Portland

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds released their Western Hockey League 2021-2022 regular season schedule, which runs from Oct. 2 through April 2.

Seattle plays its home games at the accesso ShoWare Center. The arena currently continues as a King County-operated COVID-19 vaccination site, Wednesday through Saturday. That will end July 18.

With the anticipated lifting of health restrictions in Washington, the T-Birds will play a 68-game schedule with full capacity in a fan-friendly and safe environment at the ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds open the regular season on the road against the Portland Winterhawks at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Seattle’s home opener is at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, against the Winterhawks.

The T-Birds will have 13 Saturday home games, 10 on Fridays, six Tuesdays, three Sundays and two Wednesdays. Saturday home games will begin at 6:05 p.m. Friday games will start at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday games are at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday games are at 5:05 p.m.

All six Tuesday games will feature 2-for-1 tickets, concession specials on hot dogs, popcorn, and soda, and 2-for-1 beer purchases.

The WHL playoffs will begin on Friday, April 8 with the reintroduction of the conference playoff format.

Division winners in each conference will receive the top two playoff seeds based on regular season points. The next six clubs in each conference will receive the third to eighth playoff positions.

Single-game tickets will go on sale on a date close to Labor Day online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office, 625 W. James St.

All games will be broadcast on 1090 KJR radio and streamed live on the 1090 KJR website.

T-Birds regular season schedule


Saturday, October 2 @ Portland, 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 9 vs. Portland, 6:05 pm

Friday, October 15 vs. Everett, 7:35 pm

Saturday, October 16 @ Everett, 6:05 pm

Tuesday, October 19 vs. Victoria, 7:05 pm

Saturday, October 23 vs. Kelowna, 6:05 pm

Tuesday, October 26 @ Prince George, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 27 @ Prince George, 7:00 pm

Friday, October 29 @ Kamloops, 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 30 @ Kelowna, 7:05 pm


Friday, November 5 @ Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Saturday, November 6 vs. Everett, 6:05 pm

Friday, November 12 vs. Portland, 7:35 pm

Saturday, November 13 @ Everett, 6:05 pm

Friday, November 19 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Saturday, November 20 vs. Kamloops, 6:05 pm

Sunday, November 21 @ Everett, 4:05 pm

Wednesday, November 24 vs. Kamloops, 7:05 pm

Saturday, November 27 vs. Tri-City, 6:05 pm

Tuesday, November 30 vs. Prince George, 7:05 pm


Friday, December 3 vs. Victoria, 7:35 pm

Saturday, December 4 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Tuesday, December 7 vs. Kelowna, 7:05 pm

Friday, December 10 @ Kamloops, 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 11 @ Kelowna, 7:05 pm

Tuesday, December 14 @ Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Friday, December 17 vs. Everett, 7:35 pm

Saturday, December 18 @ Everett, 6:05 pm

Tuesday, December 28 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Wednesday, December 29 vs. Spokane, 7:05 pm

Friday, December 31 @ Portland, TBD


Wednesday, January 5 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Friday, January 7 @ Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Saturday, January 8 vs. Spokane, 6:05 pm

Friday, January 14 vs. Portland, 7:35 pm

Saturday, January 15 vs. Everett, 6:05 pm

Friday, January 21 vs. Spokane, 7:35 pm

Saturday, January 22 @ Portland, 6 pm

Sunday, January 23 vs. Tri-City, 5:05 pm

Tuesday, January 25 vs. Spokane, 7:05 pm

Friday, January 28 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Saturday, January 29 vs. Portland, 6:05 pm

Sunday, January 30 @ Everett, 4:05 pm


Friday, February 4 vs. Prince George, 7:35 pm

Saturday, February 5 vs. Vancouver, 6:05 pm

Sunday, February 6 @ Vancouver, 4:00 pm

Friday, February 11 @ Victoria, 7:05 pm

Saturday, February 12 @ Victoria, 7:05 pm

Tuesday, February 15 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Friday, February 18 vs. Spokane, 7:35 pm

Saturday, February 19 @ Portland, 6:00 pm

Friday, February 25 @ Spokane, 7:05 pm

Saturday, February 26 vs. Everett, 6:05 pm

Sunday, February 27 vs. Spokane, 5:05 pm


Friday, March 4 @ Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Saturday, March 5 @ Everett, 6:05 pm

Sunday, March 6 vs. Tri-City, 5:05 pm

Wednesday, March 9 @ Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Friday, March 11 vs. Portland, 7:35 pm

Saturday, March 12 vs. Everett, 6:05 pm

Tuesday, March 15 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 pm

Saturday, March 19 vs. Portland, 6:05 pm

Sunday, March 20 @ Portland, 5:00 pm

Friday, March 25 @ Vancouver, 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 26 vs. Vancouver, 6:05 pm

Sunday, March 27 @ Tri-City, 4:05 pm


Friday, April 1 vs. Tri-City, 7:35 pm

Saturday, April 2 @ Portland, 6:00 pm

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