Ian Gordon Named T-Birds Goalie Coach

Gordon brings 18 years of competitive professional experience to T-Birds

KENT, August 5, 2013 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced Ian Gordon is the T-Birds new goalie coach.

“Although this change came upon us a bit late in the summer we are very happy with the addition of Gordon to our staff and we are looking forward to getting started on the coming season,” said Farwell.

For the last 13 years, Gordon has played in the German Elite League. He had been with Ingolstadt ERC since 2010, the Frankfurt Lions from 2003 to 2010 and the Schwenningen Wild Wings from 2001 to 2003.

“I have played professionally for 18 years and I am really excited to share my knowledge and help develop the T-Birds goalies. The opportunity in front of us is really exciting and I am looking forward to training camp,” said Gordon.

Gordon played four seasons in the IHL from 1997 to 2001 with the Cleveland Lumberjacks, Utah Grizzlies and Grand Rapids Griffins. He was with the Saint John Flames of the AHL for two seasons, from 1995 to 1997.

Gordon played three years in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and Swift Current Broncos from 1992 to 1995. He replaces Dusty Imoo who joined the Winnipeg Jets as a goalie coach on July 23.

The T-Birds kick off the 2013-14 Western Hockey League regular season with the Home Opener against the 2013 League Champion Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 21, at 7:05 p.m. at the ShoWare Center.  

The T-Birds have launched the “Buy A Group, Get A Group” promotion for Opening Night against the Winterhawks. If you purchase 20 or more Group tickets to Opening Night you will receive the same amount of tickets to a non-Saturday game in October or November of this season for FREE. To take advantage of this Group Ticket special contact the T-Birds at 253-239-7825.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2013-14 regular season will go on sale on August 21 online on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office.

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

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