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T-Birds Acquire Defenseman Hunter Donohoe From Red Deer

Seattle sends conditional pick and rights to goalie Louden Hogg to Red Deer

KENT, August 26, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manger Bil La Forge announced today the team has acquired defenseman Hunter Donohoe from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the rights to goalie Louden Hogg and a conditional seventh round pick in the 2020 Bantam Draft.

“We are happy to bring in Hunter. He is a player with WHL experience that will address our depth on the blue line,” said La Forge.

Donohoe is 6’5, 205-pounds and from Surrey, British Columbia. He played 29 games last season with the Rebels and had three assists with 21 penalty minutes. In 79 games with the Rebels over the last two seasons Donohoe has three goals and five assists for eight points with 36 penalty minutes.

The Thunderbirds will play six exhibition games prior to the start of the 2019-2020 regular season.

The T-Birds start the preseason at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic in Everett. They will play their first game at the Classic against the Vancouver Giants on Friday, August 30, at 11:30am. Classic play will continue the following day as the T-Birds face the Tri-City Americans on August 31 at 3pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds on Sunday, September 1, as they play the Everett Silvertips at 7pm.

Preseason play continues for the T-Birds at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The T-Birds will begin the tournament on Friday, September 6, against the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm. Tournament play will conclude on Saturday, September 7 with a matchup against the Portland Winterhawks at 3pm.

The T-Birds wrap up preseason play with a home game against the Everett Silvertips on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center.

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.

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

The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2019-20 season.

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