Shea Theodore Selected To Play In CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Dec 12, 2012 - 05:36 PST

Annual showcase game is Wednesday, January 16, in Halifax

KENT, December 12, 2012 — Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Shea Theodore today was one of 14 players from the WHL selected to play 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to be played at the Halifax Metro Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Wednesday, January 16.

Theodore will be a member of Team Orr coached by Mike McPhee. Theodore will be one of eight players from the WHL on Team Orr that includes: Eric Comrie (Tri-City), Madison Bowey (Kelowna), Seth Jones (Portland), Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland), Curtis Lazar (Edmonton), Nicolas Petan (Portland) and Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat).

Theodore, a 17-year-old from Aldergrove, British Columbia, is in his second season with the T-Birds.  The 6’2’’, 173-pound defenseman has seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 32 games this season. He was ranked fourth by NHL Central Scouting in their preliminary rankings for first year draft eligible players from the WHL. 

The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs then divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting and include 14 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 14 players from the Western Hockey League, and 12 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 18th annual showcase of the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players. 

Home Hardware continues as the title sponsor of the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. More information and team rosters can be found at the official event website.

The T-Birds take on the Spokane Chiefs on Friday at 7:05pm at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. They travel to Portland to face the Winterhawks on Saturday at 7pm at the Rose Garden before returning home to play the Tri-City Americans on Tuesday, December 18, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds Holiday Ticket Package is back! 24 ticket voucher and 12 ticket voucher packages for Thunderbirds home games in 2013 are now available online.  T-Birds Holiday Ticket Packages can also be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.