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Encyclopedia > Seattle Thunderbirds
Seattle Thunderbirds
City: Seattle, Washington
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: U.S.
Founded: 1977-78
Home Arena: KeyArena
Colors: navy blue, green and silver
Head Coach: Rob Sumner
General Manager: Russ Farwell
Franchise history
1971-73: Vancouver Nats
1973-77: Kamloops Chiefs
1977-85: Seattle Breakers
1985-Present: Seattle Thunderbirds

The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. They play in KeyArena on the Seattle Center campus. The team's logo depicts a Native American carving of a thunderbird with the word "Seattle" etched into it, framed by two hockey sticks. The team will move to the Kent Events Center in Kent, Washington in 2008. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... Russ Farwell (from Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the owner, governor, and general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. ... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington, on the site used in 1962 by the Century 21 Exposition. ... Native Americans redirects here. ... Depiction of a Thunderbird on a Totem Pole The mythological Thunderbird is a mythical creature common to Indigenous spirituality in North America . ... The Kent Events Centre is a 6,025-seat multi-purpose arena in Kent, Washington, United States that is currently under construction. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Government  - Mayor Suzette Cooke Area  - City  28. ...

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History

The team was founded in 1971 as the Vancouver Nats and also played in Kamloops, British Columbia as the Kamloops Chiefs before moving to Seattle in 1977. The team's original name was the Seattle Breakers but they were renamed to the Thunderbirds in 1985. The current coach is Rob Sumner, who replaced Dean Chynoweth in May 2004. The general manager Russ Farwell is best known for acquiring Eric Lindros from the Quebec Nordiques during his tenure as the GM for the Philadelphia Flyers. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... “Kamloops” redirects here. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... City: Seattle, Washington League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1977-78 Home Arena: KeyArena Colours: navy blue, green and silver Head Coach: Rob Sumner General Manager: Russ Farwell The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Russ Farwell (from Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the owner, governor, and general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Records and championships

  • Most shutouts in one season (13), tie with league record, Goaltender: Bryan Bridges (2004-05)
  • U.S. Division champions (2005)
  • U.S. Division champions (2003)
  • WHL Western Conference champions (1997)
  • Most goals in one season (76) - Glen Goodall, 1989-1990

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

Season-by-season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1977-78 72 32 28 12 - 359 316 76 4th West Out of playoffs
1978-79 72 21 40 11 - 299 334 53 4th West Out of playoffs
1979-80 72 29 41 2 - 297 364 60 3rd West Lost West Division final
1980-81 72 26 46 0 - 318 393 52 3rd West Lost West Division semi-final
1981-82 72 36 34 2 - 339 310 74 3rd West Lost West Division final
1982-83 72 24 47 1 - 319 418 49 4th West Lost West Division semi-final
1983-84 72 32 39 1 - 350 379 65 4th West Lost West Division semi-final
1984-85 72 25 44 3 - 320 416 53 5th West Out of playoffs
1985-86 72 27 43 2 - 373 413 56 4th West Lost West Division semi-final
1986-87 72 21 47 4 - 328 430 46 5th West Out of playoffs
1987-88 72 25 46 2 - 313 436 52 5th West Out of playoffs
1988-89 72 33 35 4 - 315 276 70 5th West Out of playoffs
1989-90 72 52 17 3 - 444 295 107 2nd West Lost West Division final
1990-91 72 42 26 4 - 319 317 88 3rd West Lost West Division semi-final
1991-92 72 33 34 5 - 292 285 71 4th West Lost West Division final
1992-93 72 31 38 3 - 234 292 65 4th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1993-94 72 32 37 3 - 283 312 67 4th West Lost West Division semi-final
1994-95 72 42 28 2 - 319 282 83 3rd West Eliminated in round-robin
1995-96 72 29 36 7 - 255 281 65 5th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1996-97 72 41 27 4 - 311 249 86 2nd West Lost final
1997-98 72 31 35 6 - 286 278 68 6th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1998-99 72 37 24 11 - 279 236 85 3rd West Lost West Division semi-final
1999-00 72 34 30 8 3 250 221 80 3rd West Lost West Division semi-final
2000-01 72 30 33 8 1 262 299 69 6th West Lost West Division semi-final
2001-02 72 21 40 6 5 235 313 53 4th U.S. Lost Western Conference semi-final
2002-03 72 44 22 3 3 280 224 94 1st U.S. Lost Western Conference final
2003-04 72 24 31 8 9 192 198 65 5th U.S. Out of playoffs
2004-05 72 43 24 2 3 204 144 91 1st U.S. Lost Western Conference semi-final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005-06 72 35 31 1 5 186 211 76 2nd U.S. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2006-07 72 37 21 3 11 209 186 88 3rd U.S. Lost Western Conference semi-final

The 1977-78 WCHL season was the 12th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 WHL season was the 13th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1979-80 WHL season was the 14th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 WHL season was the 15th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1981-82 WHL season was the 16th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1982-83 WHL season was the 17th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 WHL season was the 18th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 WHL season was the 19th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 WHL season was the 20th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 WHL season was the 21st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 WHL season was the 22nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 WHL season was the 23rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 WHL season was the 24th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1990-91 WHL season was the 25th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 WHL season was the 26th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 WHL season was the 27th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 WHL season was the 28th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 WHL season was the 29th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 WHL season was the 30th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1996-97 WHL season was the 31st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 WHL season was the 32nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 WHL season was the 33rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 WHL season was the 34th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 WHL season was the 35th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 WHL season was the 36th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 WHL season was the 37th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 WHL season was the 38th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 WHL season was the 40th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 WHL season will be the 41st season for the Western Hockey League. ...

Team records

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 107 1989-90
Most Wins 52 1989-90
Most Goals For 444 1989-90
Least Goals For 186 2005-06
Least Goals Against 144 2004-05
Most Goals Against 436 1987-88
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Glen Goodall 76 1989-90
Most Assists Victor Gervais 96 1989-90
Most Points Glen Goodall 163 1989-90
Most Points, rookie Petr Nedved 145 1989-90
Most Points, defenseman Craig Channell 88 1981-82
Best GAA (Goalie) Bryan Bridges 1.79 2004-05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played




NHL alumni

Totals include both the Seattle Thunderbirds and Seattle Breakers.

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See also

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External link

  • Seattle Thunderbirds official homepage
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