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T-Birds Acquire Loeden Schaufler and Pick From Kootenay

Seattle send Eric Fawkes to ICE

KENT, October 8, 2018 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge this morning announced the team has acquired defenseman Loeden Schaufler, a ninth-round selection in the 2019 Bantam Draft and conditional future Bantam Draft picks from the Kootenay ICE for left wing Eric Fawkes.

“We are excited to acquire Schaufler and add depth to our backend,” said La Forge. “He will be able to step in and help us very quickly.”

Schaufler, from DeWinton, Alberta, has played one game for the ICE this season but has not registered a point. Last season Schaufler played 32 games with the ICE and had six assists. He was a third-round selection, 56th overall, in the 2015 Bantam Draft by the ICE.

Fawkes, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was the T-Birds second round selection, 40th overall, in the 2016 Bantam Draft. Fawkes is currently playing with the Winkler Flyers in the MJHL and had three assists in seven games.

The T-Birds travel to play the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday at 7:05pm. They host the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center.

Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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