T-Birds face' Tips in WHL playoff series; tickets on sale

The T-Birds
The T-Birds' Mathew Barzal and Justin Hickman celebrate a goal. Seattle, winners of 41 games this season, opens the WHL playoffs Saturday at home against Everett.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Kyle Scholzen, Thunderbirds

For the Reporter

The Seattle Thunderbirds take on I-5 rival Everett in an opening-round, best-of-seven Western Hockey League Western Conference playoff series.

Games 1 is 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the ShoWare Center. Game 2 shifts to the Comcast Arena at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle (41-25-2-4) and Everett (39-23-7-3) each had 88 points in the playoff standings, but the T-Birds earned the No. 4 seed by taking the first tie-breaker, total number of wins.

This will be the first time the T-Birds and Silvertips have met in a playoff series since Everett joined the WHL as an expansion team in the 2003-04 season.

WHL playoffs
First-round schedule

Game 1 - Everett at Seattle, Saturday, March 22, 7:05 p.m.

Game 2 - Seattle at Everett, Sunday, March 23, 4:05 p.m.

Game 3 - Everett at Seattle, Tuesday, March 25, 7:05 p.m.

Game 4 - Seattle at Everett, Friday, March 28, 7:35 p.m.

Game 5 - Everett at Seattle, Saturday, March 29, 7:05 p.m.*

Game 6 - Seattle at Everett, Monday, March 31, 7:05 p.m.*

Game 7 - Everett at Seattle, Wednesday, April 2, 7:05 p.m.*

* if necessary

Tickets on sale at and at the ShoWare Center box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

Playoff ticket packages and single-game tickets are available by calling the Everett Silvertips office at 425-252-5100 or online at

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