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T-Birds Announce 2018 Training Camp Schedule

Single game tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 22

KENT, August 15, 2018 — The Seattle Thunderbirds are excited to announce their Training Camp schedule for the 2018-19 season.

T-Birds Training Camp opens on Wednesday, August 22, with four scrimmages at accesso ShoWare Center. The four scrimmages will be between four teams made up of players born in 2002 and 2003. In the morning Team Blue plays Team Grey at 9am and Team White plays Team Green at 10:45am. In the evening Team Blue plays Team White at 4:30pm and Team Green plays Team Grey at 6:15pm.

Training Camp continues on Thursday, August 23, with four scrimmages between the four teams of 2002 and 2003 born players. The morning scrimmages will be at 9:00am and 10:45am. The evening session will feature a third place vs. fourth place scrimmage at 4:30pm and a first place vs. second place scrimmage at 6:15pm.

The sessions on August 22 and August 23 will be 60-minute run time scrimmages and have an ice cut after 30 minutes.

The scrimmages on Friday, August 24, will include all players at Training Camp. There will be three scrimmage sessions at accesso ShoWare Center which are at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm and will feature three teams.

The scrimmages scheduled for Saturday, August 25, currently have three teams scheduled to play, Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey. They will start their scrimmages at 9am and it will consist of 30-minute run time games, with a 15-minute warmup.

Sunday, August 26, is the last day of Training Camp and will feature a full 60-minute three period game. The teams will be wearing T-Birds white and blue game jerseys, unlike previous scrimmages which will feature team branded practice jerseys. The game starts at 5:30pm at accesso ShoWare Center.

All Training Camp scrimmages and the Blue White game are open to the public free of charge. Fans attending any of the scrimmages or Blue White game should enter accesso ShoWare Center from the east side of the building.

The Thunderbirds will play seven exhibition games prior to the start of the 2018-2019 regular season.

The T-Birds start the preseason at the Delta Hotels’ Preseason Classic in Everett. They will play their first game at the Classic against the Vancouver Giants on Friday, August 31, at 11:30am. Classic play will continue the following day as the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips Saturday, September 1 at 7pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds on Sunday, September 2, as they play the Spokane Chiefs at 3pm.

Preseason play continues for the T-Birds at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The T-Birds will begin the tournament on Thursday, September 6, against the Spokane Chiefs at 3pm. Tournament play will conclude on Friday, September 7 with a matchup against the Kootenay Ice at 3pm.

The T-Birds wrap up preseason play with back-to-back games against the Everett Silvertips. They will play on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. The T-Birds will travel to Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, September 15, to play the Silvertips at 7:05pm in their final preseason game.

The T-Birds start the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 22 at 6:05pm at the ShoWare Center.

Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 regular season will go on sale Wednesday, August 22, at 10am online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

2018 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 22
At accesso ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 1: Team Blue vs. Team Grey, 9am
Scrimmage 2: Team White vs. Team Green, 10:45am
Scrimmage 3: Team Blue vs. Team White, 4:30pm
Scrimmage 4: Team Grey vs. Team Green, 6:15pm

Thursday, August 23
At accesso ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 5:
Team Green vs. Team Blue, 9am
Scrimmage 6: Team Grey vs. Team White, 10:45am
Scrimmage 7: 4th Place Team vs. 3rd Place Team, 4:30pm
Scrimmage 8: 2nd Place Team vs. 1st Place Team, 6:15pm

Friday, August 24
At accesso ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 9:
Team White vs. Team Grey, 3pm
Scrimmage 10: Team Grey vs. Team Blue, 4pm
Scrimmage 11: Team Blue vs. Team White, 5pm

Saturday, August 25
At accesso ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 12
: Team Blue vs. Team White, 9am
Scrimmage 13: Team White vs. Team Grey, 10am
Scrimmage 14: Team Blue vs. Team Grey, 11am
Scrimmage 15: Team White vs. Team Grey, 4:30pm
Scrimmage 16: Team Blue vs. Team White, 5:30pm
Scrimmage 17: Team Blue vs. Team Grey, 6:30pm

Sunday, August 26
At accesso ShoWare Center
Team Blue vs. Team White
: Team Blue vs. Team White, 5:30pm

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