- Sam Popowich's goal in the final seconds secures a 3-2 victory for the Seattle Thunderbirds against the Wenatchee Wild
- Head coach Matt O'Dette praises the team's performance and highlights the importance of relying on their habits and formula for success
- Luca Hauf, who missed training camp, makes his season debut
Sam Popowich’s late goal lifts the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 victory over the Wenatchee Wild in their season opener. Coach Matt O’Dette praised the team’s performance, saying they built off their preseason progress. The Thunderbirds took the lead in the first period with a power-play goal by Coster Dunn, followed by goals from Myles Cooper and Briley Wood giving Wenatchee the lead. Braeden Cootes tied the game early in the third period before Popowich’s game-winning goal. The win serves as a building block for the young Thunderbirds team, with O’Dette commending their resilience.