Jake Lee To Play For Team Canada White at U-17 Tournament

Defenseman has a goal and an assist in 10 games this season

KENT, October 24, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced defenseman Jake Lee has been selected to play for Team Canada White at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge taking place in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, British Columbia, from November 5 to November 11.

Lee is one of 66 players selected to play for Team Canada at the tournament. The 66 players have been divided into three teams consisting of Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White when they compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.

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This season Lee has played in 10 games and has one goal and one assist.  Last season he appeared in four games with the T-Birds but did not register a point. Lee was with the T-Birds during the run to the WHL Championship and played in two playoff games.

Lee was the T-Birds first round selection, 18th overall, in the 2016 Bantam Draft. He played 32 games for the Sherwood Park Kings Midget AAA team last season and had three goals and nine assists for 12 points with 45 penalty minutes.

Lee was one of 111 players that took part in the Hockey Canada Under-17 Development Camp this summer.

The T-Birds next game is Friday, October 27, against the Kootenay Ice at 6pm. This is the first game of a six-game road trip to the Central Division. The T-Birds will play the Calgary Hitmen, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Red Deer Rebels, Edmonton Oil Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers on the road trip. The T-Birds next home game is Friday, November 10, at 7:35pm against the Tri-City Americans.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2017-18 season are currently on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

Season Tickets for the WHL Champion T-Birds 2017-18 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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