Volcan won WHL Championship with T-Birds in 2017
KENT, August 20, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds General Manager Bil La Forge today announced former captain Nolan Volcan will be joining the University of Alberta Golden Bears for the 2019-20 season.
Volcan played 321 games in a T-Birds jersey in five seasons with the team and had 100 goals and 131 assists for 231 points. Volcan was the T-Birds captain for the 2018-19 season.
“Nolan had an exceptional career as a T-Bird,” said La Forge. “He embodied everything being a Thunderbird is about. He was a leader both on and off the ice for us. We are so happy he is taking advantage of the WHL Scholarship program and we wish him the best of success at Alberta.”
Volcan, from Edmonton, Alberta, was a member of the T-Birds 2017 WHL Championship team. He had five goals and two assists for seven points in 20 playoff games to help lead the T-Birds to the Memorial Cup. Volcan is the T-Birds career leader in playoff games played with 55. He had 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points in those 55 playoff games.
Volcan was originally selected by the T-Birds in the second round, 27th overall, in the 2013 Bantam Draft.
Volcan finished up his WHL eligibility this past season and will now take advantage of the WHL Scholarship Program. For each year that Volcan played in the WHL, he receives a year of college tuition and books at the University of Alberta.
For each season played in the WHL, a player is awarded with a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes tuition, compulsory fees, and required textbooks. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.
The WHL is the leading supplier of scholarships in Western Canada and offers the most comprehensive scholarship in North America.
The WHL provides the top young talent in the west with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence.
The T-Birds start the 2019-20 Western Hockey League regular season against the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday, September 21, at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2019-20 regular season will go on sale Wednesday, August 21, at 10am online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Season Tickets for the 2019-20 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.