Seattle Thunderbirds

T-Birds announce 2009-10 training camp schedule. Single game tickets for season on sale Aug. 19

The Seattle Thunderbirds are pleased to announce their Training Camp schedule for the 2009-10 season.

T-Birds Training Camp opens with Rookie Camp check in on Friday, August 21. The first Rookie Camp scrimmage will be on Saturday, August 22, at Kent Valley Ice Centre at 10 a.m. There is a second scrimmage on August 22, at 4 p.m., also at Kent Valley Ice Centre.

On Sunday, August 23, the venue changes to the ShoWare Center, where there will be rookie scrimmages at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

All scrimmages at Rookie Camp are open to the public.

T-Birds Main Training Camp begins on Monday, August 24, with check in and fitness testing. The Main Camp on-ice sessions will feature scrimmages on Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at ShoWare Center. These scrimmages will be open to the public.

Fans attending any of the scrimmages should enter ShoWare Center from the east side of the building. The Hockey Store will also be open during all training camp scrimmages.

The T-Birds open the season on Friday, September 18, at 7:35 p.m. against the Everett Silvertips at ShoWare Center. They then play the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 19, at 7:05 p.m.at ShoWare Center before finishing out the weekend against the Vancouver Giants at Pacific Coliseum at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2009-10 season will go on sale on Wednesday, August 19, at 10 a.m. online on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office.

The Thunderbirds have a five-game preseason schedule. The only home preseason game of the year will be on Saturday, September 12, against the Everett Silvertips at ShoWare Center at 7:05 p.m. This game is a special fundraiser game for the Kent School District.

They will face the Portland Winterhawks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, at Memorial Coliseum. They will then play three games in the Silvertips Preseason Tournament at Comcast Arena over Labor Day Weekend. They will play the Prince George Cougars on Friday, September 4 at 11:30 a.m. The T-Birds then take on the Silvertips at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5. They finish out the weekend against the Spokane Chiefs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 6.

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

ROOKIE CAMP SCHEDULE

Friday August 21

At Kent Valley Ice Centre

Morning Session: 10 am. - Noon

Afternoon Session: 4 p.m.- 6 pm

Saturday August 22

At ShoWare Center

Morning Session: 10 am. - Noon

Afternoon Session: 4 p.m.- 6 pm

MAIN CAMP SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26

At ShoWare Center

Evening Session: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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