Thunderbirds open season at home against rival Winterhawks on Sept. 22

Full regular-season schedule officially released

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:19pm
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The Thunderbirds’ Donovan Neuls, left, collides with the Winterhawks’ Mason Mannek during WHL play last season. The I-5 rivals tangle again in Seattle’s home opener Sept. 22. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

The Thunderbirds’ Donovan Neuls, left, collides with the Winterhawks’ Mason Mannek during WHL play last season. The I-5 rivals tangle again in Seattle’s home opener Sept. 22. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

The Seattle Thunderbirds open the Western Hockey League season against the rival Portland Winterhawks at the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The T-Birds officially released their full 2018-19 regular-season schedule Tuesday. The schedule has 14 home games on a Saturday, 11 home games on a Friday, six Tuesday home games, two home games on a Sunday and one home game on a Wednesday. All Saturday home games this season will start at 6:05 p,m. All Friday home games will start at 7:35 p.m.

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

The T-Birds will take on the their I-5 rival to the north, the Everett Silvertips, 10 times this season. Four of the home games are on a Saturday and one of the games is on a Friday.

The Portland Winterhawks will be at the ShoWare Center five times on a Saturday and one time on a Friday.

The T-Birds will go on a six-game road trip to the East Division of the Eastern Conference from Jan. 4 to Jan. 12. They will face the Brandon Wheat Kings, Regina Pats, Saskatoon Blades, Prince Albert Raiders, Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos.

The T-Birds’ final game of the season will be at Portland on March 17. The WHL playoffs begin on Friday, March 22.

Download the T-Birds 2018-19 schedule here.

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

Ticket special

T-Birds fans who purchase a 24-flex ticket package before the June 29 deadline will receive two free tickets to the Sept. 22 home opener. For more information, or to order the package, call the T-Birds at 253-239-7825 or purchase online.

Single-game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare box office.

Season tickets are on sale and may be purchased by calling the T-Birds office.

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