Tuesday, May 2, 2017

T-Birds To Be Shorthanded For Game 1 of WHL Final

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The Seattle Thunderbirds won't have one of their top scorers available for Game 1 of the WHL Final against Regina on Friday night. 

The league has suspended Keegan Kolesar for one game after he received a game misconduct for a checking from behind penalty  sustained in Game 6 of the Western final against Kelowna. 

Kolesar  had 60 points in 54 games for the T-Birds in the regular season while contributing a team-high 22 points in the playoffs. 

The T-Birds may also be missing Ethan Bear.  The defenceman, who comes from the Ochapowace First Nation, is suffering from a broken hand suffered in the Kelowna series, but he has had a soft cast put on.

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