T-Birds to face Vancouver Giants in first round of 2019 WHL Playoffs
PORTLAND, March 17, 2019 — Six different T-Birds scored Sunday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-5 in the last regular season home game for both teams.
The T-Birds will play the Vancouver Giants in the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. The best-of-seven series will start with Game 1 on Friday, March 22, at Vancouver at 7:30pm.
Vancouver vs. Seattle Game 1 Seattle @ Vancouver Friday, March 22, 7:30pm
Game 2 Seattle @ Vancouver Saturday, March 23, 7pm
Game 3 Vancouver @ Seattle Tuesday, March 26, 7:05pm
Game 4 Vancouver @ Seattle Wednesday, March 27, 7:05pm
Game 5 Seattle @ Vancouver Friday, March 29, 7:30pm*
Game 6 Vancouver @ Seattle Saturday, March 30, 6:05pm*
Game 7 Seattle @ Vancouver Tuesday, April 2, 7pm*
* if necessary
Single game tickets for the first round series against Vancouver will go on sale Monday, March 18, at 10am on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm.
Game 3 of the first round will be Tuesday, March 26, at accesso ShoWare Center at 7:05pm and will be a 2-for-Tuesday game. All ticket and beer purchases for Game 3 are 2-for-1 and accesso ShoWare Center will feature concession specials including $2 hot dogs, $2 soda and $2 popcorn for all fans.
The T-Birds have a Group Ticket Special for Game 4 against Vancouver. Fans can purchase 10 tickets for just $220 and get two FREE tickets.
This Playoff Group Ticket Special is available by contacting one of our Account Executives, Tara Knop or Molli Ronish. If you need more information or have questions call us at 253-239-PUCK (7825) or fill out a Ticket Information Request and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.
The T-Birds finish the 2018-19 season with a 31-29-6-2 record. The T-Birds won 20 of 34 games in the second half of the season. They head into the 2019 WHL Playoffs with wins in six of their last seven games.
Seattle goalie Cole Schwebius was very good in net against Portland making 39 saves. Schwebius stopped Portland’s leading scorer, Joachim Blichfeld, one-on-one 2:50 into the second period, with a sprawling blocker save that kept the T-Birds, who were trailing at that point, within one goa of Portland.
The T-Birds did not dress Matthew Wedman, Noah Philp and Nolan Volcan, their top three scorers, for the game. It did not matter as the T-Birds got contributions from up and down the lineup to defeat the Winterhawks.
Portland took a 2-0 lead early in the first period on goals by Reece Newkirk at 1:47 and Jake Gricius at 5:35.
Seattle came right back and took a 3-2 lead with three goals in 4:42.