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T-Birds Sign Jared Davidson

Brian Liesse

Davidson played for the SSAC Midget AAA team last season

KENT, August 30, 2018 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced center Jared Davidson has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team.

Davidson was a free agent invite to Training Camp this year.

“We are fortunate to have seen Jared develop over the last few years and he came in and had very good Training Camp,” said La Forge. “He really helps solidify our 2002 forward group and we look forward to watching him develop.”

Davidson, from Edmonton, Alberta, played in 36 games with the SSAC Midget AAA team of the AMMHL last season and had 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points with 30 penalty minutes. Davidson is 5’10 and 164 pounds and is a 2002 birth year.

Jared Davidson and Bil La Forge
Jared Davidson signs a Standard WHL Player Agreement with the team on Thursday, August 30, 2018, as General manager Bil La Forge looks on.

“I’m super proud to be a part of this organization,” said Davidson. “The T-Birds have shown in the past they know how to win and I look forward to helping continue that. I worked really hard in Rookie Camp and kept working hard in Main Camp. I am excited to see my hard work being rewarded.”

“I’m very excited and proud. Jared’s been a hard worker his whole life and despite some setbacks his perseverance has paid off,” said Jared’s father Rob.

By signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Davidson is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL. 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.

For each season played in the WHL, a player receives a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes: Tuition, Compulsory Fees and Required Textbooks.

The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States 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 WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States 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 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 31, at 11:30am. Classic play will continue the following day as the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips Saturday, September 1 at 7pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds on Sunday, September 2, as they play the Spokane Chiefs at 3pm.

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 Thursday, September 6, against the Spokane Chiefs at 3pm. Tournament play will conclude on Friday, September 7 with a matchup against the Kootenay Ice at 3pm.

The T-Birds wrap up preseason play with back-to-back games against the Everett Silvertips. They will play on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:05pm at the accesso ShoWare Center. The T-Birds will travel to the Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, September 15, to play the Silvertips at 7pm in their final preseason game. Tickets for the preseason game on September 11 are now on sale.

The T-Birds start the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 22 at 6:05pm at the ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 regular season 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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