In the foruth episode of Top Shelf with Russ Farwell Ian Henry talked with Russ about the naming of Bil La Forge as the team’s new general manager. Farwell had been the team’s general manager for the last 23 seasons. With the announcement on June 6, 2018, Farwell transitions to the role of Vice President of Hockey Operations with the team. Farwell guided the T-Birds to the 2017 WHL Championship. He was named the General Manager prior to the 1988-89 season. After two seasons with the T-Birds he joined the Philadelphia Flyers as General Manager. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia before returning to the T-Birds prior to the 1995-96 season. Farwell put together the ownership group that purchased the T-Birds in the summer of 2002. This ownership group sold the team to the Leckelt brothers in the summer of 2017.