Fri Feb 7

THUNDERBIRDS WELCOME CHIEFS, LIVE ON ROOT – Justin Hickman and the Seattle Thunderbirds (34-16-2-3) take on Mitch Holmberg and the Spokane Chiefs (31-17-3-2) for a U.S. Division contest on Friday night, live on ROOT SPORTS (7:30pm PST).

The Thunderbirds shut out the Chiefs 4-0 in Spokane on Wednesday night for their second win in a row and their 12th victory in 14 games.  The T-Birds are an impressive 18-4-1-2 at home this season.  Hickman netted a hat trick in Wednesday’s shutout win over the Chiefs.

The Chiefs suffered their third loss in a row with Wednesday’s setback to the T-birds, and were shutout in two of those three losses.  Spokane currently trails Seattle by five points for fifth place in the Western Conference standings.  Holmberg leads the WHL in scoring with 47 goals and 92 points.

It’s the seventh meeting of the season between the Chiefs and Thunderbirds.  Seattle boasts a perfect 6-0 record versus Spokane this season, shutting the Chiefs out in each of the last two meetings

ROOT will broadcast eight WHL contests through the end of March.  For the entire ROOT SPORTS broadcast schedule, click HERE