Sami Moilanen Joins Team Finland World Junior Championship Training Camp
Right wing has 16 goals, 10 assists in 28 games this season
KENT, December 15, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced right wing Sami Moilanen has joined the Team Finland Training Camp for the 2018 World Junior Championship.
Moilanen has 16 goals and 10 assists for 26 points in 28 games with the T-Birds this season. In 98 career games with the T-Birds Moilanen has 37 goals and 32 assists for 69 points.
The Team Finland training camp will run from December 15 to December 23. The 2018 World Junior Championship takes place in Buffalo, New York, and starts December 26. Moilanen is one of 28 players vying to make the Team Finland 23-player roster.
Moilanen was a member of the gold medal winning Finnish team at the U-18 World Championship in April of 2016. He played in seven games at the tournament in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and had an assist. Finland beat Sweden 6-1 in the gold medal game.
Moilanen, a 1999-born forward, played for Finland at the 2015 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in November. He appeared in three games and did not register a point.
The T-Birds selected Moilanen in the first round, 49th overall, in the 2016 CHL Import Draft.
The T-Birds host the Prince George Cougars Friday at accesso ShoWare Center at 7:35pm. They travel Spokane to play the Chiefs on Sunday at 5:05pm.
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.