Seattle Thunderbirds

Seattle Thunderbirds

Hockey team
team = Seattle Thunderbirds



city = Seattle, Washington
league = Western Hockey League
conference = Western
division = U.S.
founded = 1977–78
arena = Kent Events Center
colours = navy blue, green and silver
coach = Rob Sumner
GM = Russ Farwell
name1 = Vancouver Nats
dates1 = 1971–73
name2 = Kamloops Chiefs
dates2 = 1973–77
name3 = Seattle Breakers
dates3 = 1977–85
name4 = Seattle Thunderbirds
dates4 = 1985-Present
The Seattle Thunderbirds are a junior ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. They will play in Kent Events Center starting in 2008. The team's logo depicts a Native American carving of a thunderbird with the word "Seattle" etched into it, framed by two hockey sticks. [http://www.seattle-thunderbirds.com/news/news.php?id=236] .

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.

Championships

* U.S. Division champions (2005)
* U.S. Division champions (2003)
* WHL Western Conference champions (1997)

eason-by-season record

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



Career records

*Most Goals, Individual: 262 - Glen Goodall, 1984–90
*Most Assists, Individual: 311 - Glen Goodall, 1984–90
*Most Points, Individual: 573 - Glen Goodall, 1984–90
*Most Penalty Minutes, Individual: 929 - Phil Stanger, 1980–83
*Best Goals Against Average, Goaltender: 2.28 - Bryan Bridges, 2003–06
*Most Shutouts, Goaltender: 20 - Bryan Bridges, 2003–06
*Most Saves, Goaltender: 6958 - Danny Lorenz, 1986–89
*Most Games Played, Goaltender: 224 - Danny Lorenz, 1986–89

NHL alumni

:"Totals include both the Seattle Thunderbirds and Seattle Breakers."


*Glenn Anderson
*Doug Barrault
*Rick Berry
*Zdenek Blatny
*Lonny Bohonos
*James Camazzola
*Shawn Chambers
*Ben Clymer
*Ken Daneyko
*Kimbi Daniels
*Peter Dineen
*Steve Dykstra
*Craig Endean
*Shane Endicott
*Brennan Evans
*Brent Fedyk
*Wade Flaherty
*Stanislav Gron
*Chris Herperger

*Matt Hervey
*Jan Hrdina
*Tim Hunter
*Jamie Huscroft
*Chris Joseph
*Mike Kennedy
*Alan Kerr
*Jon Klemm
*John Kordic
*Greg Kuznik
*Brooks Laich
*Doug Lidster
*John Lilley
*Danny Lorenz
*Dwayne Lowdermilk
*Brian Lundberg
*Jamie Lundmark
*Stewart Malgunas

*Patrick Marleau
*Glenn Merkosky
*Tomas Mojzis
*Dave Morisset
*Petr Nedved
*Chris Osgood
*Mark Parrish
*Ed Patterson
*Jame Pollock
*Deron Quint
*Errol Rausse
*Jeremy Reich
*Scott Robinson
*Cody Rudkowsky
*Oleg Saprykin
*Cory Sarich
*Chris Schmidt
*Andy Schneider

*Corey Schwab
*Brent Severyn
*Mike Siklenka
*Trevor Sim
*Matthew Spiller
*Turner Stevenson
*Garret Stroshein
*Robbie Tallas
*Lindsay Vallis
*Wayne Van Dorp
*Ryan Walter
*Joe Ward
*Chris Wells
*David Wilkie
*Mitch Wilson
*Brendan Witt
*Dody Wood
*Brad Zavisha

ee also

*Thunderbird (mythology)
*Seattle Totems (WHL)

External links

* [http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/ Seattle Thunderbirds official homepage]


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