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Tbirds win, Hockey Challenge, Thunder Truck...

Lots of news today let's just get this out in one big news dump...

- Tbirds win last night in Prince George and by my calculation they should be pulling back into the ShoWare Center sometime in the next hour or two. You only have to go back to the 2007-08 season to find the last time Seattle swept the two game series up in Prince George. Noteworthy last night was Prab Rai getting his 39th and 40th goals of the season. Rai now stands in 5th place for goal scoring in the WHL and trails scoring leader Kyle Beach by 7 goals. Rai needs one point to tie and two points to eclipse his career high of 65 points, done twice last season and the season before. Rai has a chance to pass Bud Holloway who had 43 goals in 07-08 and become the highest goal scoring Thunderbird since Bret DeCecco who had 57 in 1998-99. Safe to assume that Glen Goodall's club record of 76 goals in a season is pretty secure. Also nice to see Colin Jacobs get another 2 goals. Jacobs probably won't get to the 20 goals I thought he might but he now has 5 points in his last 5 games and had 4 points and a +4 rating up in Prince George.

- Pretty fun news from yesterday. I guess I raised enough money for the Hockey Challenge that I am being placed in the Celebrity All-Star game on Saturday night. Should be pretty fun and the game will be played around 8:45 after the completion of the Tbirds game against the Winterhawks. If anyone cares I will be wearing #33 for the Blue team. Of course my name will be on the back of the jersey so it will be pretty tough to miss me.

- Got alerted to a cool event that is happening before the Tbirds game on SUNDAY that hasn't really gotten a lot of press. The Thunderbirds and Allied Waste are going to be unveiling their new "Thunder Truck". The event will start at 3:30 and will include bounce houses, face painting and mascot competitions for the kids before the revealing of the new "Thunder Truck". In addition, I was told that Allied Waste will be offering tickets for "half price" to the Sunday game against the Americans. Not sure if that means $11 or $10 but it should be a pretty good deal.

Update - Tickets for the game Sunday are being offered for $10 and the link to the Allied website that talks about the event can be found HERE. They are also listing the event as being from 3-5 so let's go with that.


norwayonfire said...

Congrats on moving up to the All-Star game! We'll be rooting for you and Blue Team! Also, what the heck is a 'ThunderTruck'?

Thunnex said...

I'm honestly not real sure... I guess we'll have to show up to find out.

stbird said...

wow thats great that you are playing in the celeb game. Do you know who all is on the team that you are on.

Playing with Dan Wilson would be pretty cool.

Good luck. Hopefully the Birds can get a win over Portland for once this year.

Go Birds!!!

Thunnex said...

Unfortunately I'm not. I get Blake Knox, Danny Lorenz, Regan Mueller, Al Kinisky and Cameron Bancroft. Paul Silvi is the coach. Should be a lot of fun, hopefully I won't embarass myself!

Unknown said...


WTG Tyler.

Thunnex said...

A.J. Thanks. It's amazing what happens when all you are thinking is... "just hit the net".

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