Wednesday, August 14, 2013

T-Birds Announce 2013-14 Training Camp Schedule

Press Release

KENT, August 13, 2013 — The Seattle Thunderbirds are excited to announce their Training Camp schedule for the 2013-14 season.

T-Birds Training Camp opens on Thursday, August 22, with two scrimmages. Team Blue and Team White will play at 9:00am and 4:30pm at ShoWare Center. 

Training Camp continues on Friday, August 23, with two scrimmages at ShoWare Center. Team Blue and Team White will again play at 9:00am and 4:30pm.

The scrimmages on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, will have three teams playing. Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey will each play two 45-minute periods in each scrimmage, the first of which starts at 3:00pm at ShoWare Center on Saturday, August 24.  Two scrimmages will be played on Sunday, August 25, the first at 9:00am, and the second at 4:30pm.

Monday, 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 practice jerseys. The game starts at 5:30pm at ShoWare Center.

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

The Thunderbirds have a seven-game preseason schedule. The team will play three games at the Everett Silvertips preseason tournament at Comcast Arena. The T-Birds play the Tri-City Americans on Friday, August 30, at 11:30am, followed by games against the Victoria Royals on Saturday, August 31 at 3:00pm and the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, September 1 at 3:00pm.

The T-Birds will then travel to Kennewick for two games at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center. On Friday, September 6, the T-Birds will face the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm, and on Saturday, September 7, the T-Birds will play the Portland Winterhawks at 3:00pm.

The T-Birds close out the preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against the Everett Silvertips. The T-Birds visit Everett on Friday, September 13, for a 7:35 puck drop against the Silvertips. The T-Birds then make their only pre-season appearance at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 14 for a 7:05pm contest against the Silvertips. Single game tickets for the home preseason game will go on sale in August.

The T-Birds will drop the puck for the 2013-14 regular season against the Portland Winterhawks at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 21 at 7:05pm.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2013-14 season will go on sale on Wednesday, August 21, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday game days at 10:00am and Sunday game days at noon.

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

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 22
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 1: Team Blue vs. Team White, 9:00am
Scrimmage 2: Team Blue vs. Team White, 4:30pm

Friday, August 23
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 3: Team Blue vs. Team White, 9:00am
Scrimmage 4: Team Blue vs. Team White, 4:30pm

Saturday, August 24
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 5:Team Blue vs. Team White vs. Team Grey, 3:00pm

Sunday, August 25
At ShoWare Center
Scrimmage 6: Team Blue vs. Team White vs. Team Grey, 9:00am
Scrimmage 7: Team Blue vs. Team White vs. Team Grey, 4:30pm

Monday, August 26
At ShoWare Center
Blue-White Game: Team Blue vs. Team White, 5:30pm

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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