Annual U-18 tournament set for August 5 to August 10
KENT, June 26, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced defenseman Tyrel Bauer has been named to the Selection Camp for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, which will compete at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia from August 5 to August 10.
Hockey Canada’s Selection Camp will be held from July 26 to July 30 in Calgary, Alberta, at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.
“This is great for Ty,” said La Forge. “The chance to play for your country against top international players in his age group will be a big step in his development. We’re looking forward to seeing him compete for a spot on Team Canada.”
In his rookie season last year Bauer had two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 64 games. Bauer, from Cochrane, Alberta, was the T-Birds second round selection, 41st overall, in the 2017 Bantam Draft.
Bauer is one of 44 players attending the Team Canada Selection Camp. There are four goaltenders, 16 defenseman and 24 forwards competing for a roster spot.
View Team Canada Selection Camp Roster (PDF)
“We are excited to bring together a group of 44 athletes with a solid foundation of junior and international experience for selection camp. The under-18 camp is unlike any other, as players are being evaluated from the moment they arrive at camp and are preparing to compete in short-term competition,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “Historically, Canada has been successful at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and we know all 44 players will come to camp ready to compete for a spot on the team and the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition.”
The T-Birds announced their 2019-20 regular season schedule earlier today. The home opener for the 2019-20 regular season is Saturday, September 21, at accesso ShoWare Center at 6:05pm against the Kamloops Blazers.
Sunday, June 30 is the deadline to receive two FREE tickets to the T-Birds Home Opener. T-Birds fans who purchase a 24-Flex Ticket Package before the June 30 deadline will receive two FREE tickets to the Home Opener against Kamloops. For more information, or to order the 24-Flex Package, call the T-Birds at 253-239-7825 or purchase online.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2019-20 regular season will go on sale August 21 at 10am online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
T-Birds season tickets for the 2019-20 regular season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.