Seattle Thunderbirds Games Are Ridiculously Fun

At one point during Saturday’s Western Hockey League playoff game between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Prince George Cougars, my son turned to me and asked if the crowd around us was chanting “USA.”

It was loud and manic in the arena after the Thunderbirds killed a 5-3 power play for a full two minutes, and why would an uninitiated seven-year-old expect a bunch of mostly adults to be screaming what they really were screaming—“Cougars suck”?

As the Kraken prepare to make their NHL postseason debut in Colorado this week, marking a high point for the team in only its second season of existence, Seattle’s longest-running

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