In Major Junior hockey, careers are sometimes long and successful or long and unremarkable. On a rare occasion, you get a player who is present for only a brief time, but his talent and impact on an organization is unquestioned. The next player on my list was in Seattle for […]
Author: Jesse Kurtti
Today the Canadian Hockey League’s annual import draft took place. The draft boasts some of Europe’s best and brightest young players possibly seeking to come overseas to hone their craft in North America if they have aspirations of playing in the National Hockey League. The players are generally between the […]
On Wednesday, the Seattle Thunderbirds announced their 2019-2020 regular season schedule. Seattle’s home opener will come on Saturday, September 21st against the Kamloops Blazers at 6:05 PM at the Accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. They won’t play again until the following Friday, where they play host to their division rivals, […]
On the second day of the NHL entry draft, multiple current (and former) Seattle Thunderbirds waited with anticipation to hear their names called by one of the 31 NHL franchises so they may take their next step living their hockey dreams. The first round saw multiple top-end talent players selected […]
It is rare feat to reach the top of the Western Hockey League mountain. 68 games (72 when this next player won it all), four rounds of best of seven and a ton of travel. To overcome all the obstacles a championship team needs to overcome, they need a deep […]
Looking back on the very first entry in the series, I went over a list of criteria that I was using to measure those who made the list. I think it’s a good time to revisit one of those when looking at the next entrant on my “Top 19” list. […]
Top 19 Thunderbirds; A completely subjective list you will certainly disagree with. Continued. # 11.
The late 80’s and early 90’s the Seattle Thunderbirds enjoyed winning seasons they had not previously been accustomed to. On the strength of superstars like Glen Goodall and Petr Nedved, Seattle soared to rarified levels of success. However, even after their departures, Seattle remained very competitive and that was no […]
In sports, we’ve grown to accept that injuries happen. However, as it turns out, they happen to your average Joe (Jesse in this case). Looking at my calendar, I haven’t released an article since my draft day recap. Now, normally, you could attribute this to flat out laziness or it […]
There has been a disturbing lack of defensemen on my list to this point, something I intend to rectify immediately. Next on my list, at #13 is Thomas Hickey. Thomas made his presence felt within the organization the second he took the ice as a 15-year-old. He got his first […]
Top 19 Seattle Thunderbirds; A completely subjective list you will certainly disagree with. Continued.
There was a point in time, not too long ago where the Thunderbirds were not enjoying success. From 2009-2013 Seattle struggled to win games and had not much going in the way of star power. But during that period, there was one player that drew fans to the arena, even […]