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© Jeff Obermeyer 2000-2009

I have written a number of articles about Seattle hockey over the years for various journals and magazines, as well as a series that appeared in Seattle Thunderbirds game night programs in 2005. Many are biographical sketches, while others are more general history.

Magazines and Journals


  1. “Jim Riley: A Unique Two-Sport Athlete” (The National Pastime, 2007)

  2. “Seattle and the NHL: So Close Yet So Far Away” (NW Hockey Report, 2006)

  3. “88 Years of Hockey in Seattle: From Metropolitans to Thunderbirds” (Nostalgia, 2004)

Seattle Thunderbirds Game-Night Programs

These articles were published in January to March of 2005. As such, those that discuss more recent events may be inaccurate as the result of events that have occurred since early 2005


  1.   “The Russians Are Coming!” (January 12, 2005)

  2.   “Seattle’s Championship Teams” (January 22, 2005)

  3.   “Cully Wilson” (January 26, 2005)

  4.   “Bill MacFarland” (January 28, 2005)

  5.   “Gerry Leonard” (January 29, 2005)

  6.   “Frank Foyston” (February 2, 2005)

  7.   “John Hanna” (February 4, 2005)

  8.   “Rudy Filion” (February 9, 2005)

  9.   “Pete Muldoon” (February 12, 2005)

  10.   “Seattle’s First Hockey Championship” (February 18, 2005)

  11.   “Seattle’s First African American Hockey Players” (February 20, 2005)

  12.   “The Seattle/Portland Rivalry” (February 26, 2005)

  13.   “The 1919 Stanley Cup Finals” (February 27, 2005)

  14.   “Keith Allen” (March 2, 2005)

  15.   “Jack Walker” (March 5, 2005)

  16.   “Al Leader” (March 9, 2005)

  17.   “Guyle Fielder” (March 13, 2005)

  18.   “By the Numbers” (March 19-20, 2005)