Stankowski and Lee Invited To Hockey Canada Summer Showcase
Stankowski headed to U-18 camp, Lee going to U-17 camp
KENT, June 20, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Carl Stankowski and defenseman Jake Lee have been invited to Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. The Showcase begins July 22.
Stankowski will be one of four goalies, and 44 players overall, looking to earn a roster spot on Canada’s Summer Under 18 team which will play at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 team will leave for the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup on August 2.
Stankowski backstopped the T-Birds to the WHL Championship this past season. In 20 playoff games Stankowski was 16-2-2 with a 2.50 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. Stankowksi will be one of seven goalies taking part in the Under-18 goaltending camp.
Lee will take part in the Under-17 Development Camp. Lee is one of 111 players from across Canada at the Camp. This season Lee appeared in four games with the T-Birds las season 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. Lee 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.
The T-Birds open the 2017-18 preseason on September 1 against the Vancouver Giants at 11:30am at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Xfinity Arena. The T-Birds 2017-18 regular season schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.