Theodore named Western Conference 1st Team All-Star

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March 20, 2014, KENT (ISN) – Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Shea Theodore was named a Western Conference First Team All-Star today by the Western Hockey League.

Theodore was highest scoring defenseman in the WHL this season. He had 79 points on 22 goals and 57 assists. 

Theodore set the team record for most goals by a defenseman in the team’s last game of the season. He had two goals against the Tri-City Americans on March 16 to give him 45 career goals. He passed Deron Quint, who had 44 goals with the T-Birds over the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons.Theodore is in third place in team history for career points and assists by a defenseman, behind both Craig Channell and Thomas Hickey.

Theodore, from Aldergrove, British Columbia, was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The T-Birds are preparing for a first round best-of-seven playoff series against the Everett Silvertips. Game 1 of the series is Saturday, March 22, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.

First Round Schedule Vs. Everett
Game 1 – Everett @ Seattle Saturday, March 22, 7:05pm
Game 2 – Seattle @ Everett Sunday, March 23, 4:05pm
Game 3 – Everett @ Seattle Tuesday, March 25, 7:05pm
Game 4 – Seattle @ Everett Friday, March 28, 7:35pm
Game 5 – Everett @ Seattle Saturday, March 29, 7:05pm*
Game 6 – Seattle @ Everett Monday, March 31, 7:05pm*
Game 7 – Everett @ Seattle Wednesday, April 2, 7:05pm*
* if necessary

T-Birds single playoff tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday, March 17, online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

This will be the first time the T-Birds and Silvertips have met in a playoff series since Everett joined the WHL as an expansion team in the 2003-04 season.

WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS
FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Jordon Cooke (Leduc, AB), Kelowna Rockets
Defenseman – Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, SK), Portland Winterhawks
Defenseman – Shea Theodore (Aldergrove, BC), Seattle Thunderbirds
Forward – Nicolas Petan (Delta, BC), Portland Winterhawks *
Forward – Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs *
Forward – Oliver Bjorkstrand (Herning, Denmark), Portland Winterhawks

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Eric Comrie (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans
Defenseman – Damon Severson (Melville, SK), Kelowna Rockets
Defenseman – Madison Bowey (Winnipeg, MB), Kelowna Rockets
Forward – Joshua Winquist (St. Albert, AB), Everett Silvertips
Forward – Todd Fiddler (Meadow Lake, SK), Prince George Cougars
Forward – Mike Aviani (North Vancouver, BC), Spokane Chiefs
 

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS
FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Tristan Jarry (Delta, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
Defenseman – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Prince Albert Raiders
Defenseman – Ryan Pulock (Grandview, MB) Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay Ice *
Forward – Leon Draisaitl (Cologne, Germany), Prince Albert Raiders
Forward – Curtis Lazar (Vernon, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Patrik Bartosak (Koprivnice, CZR), Red Deer Rebels
Defenseman – Griffin Reinhart (West Vancouver, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
Defenseman – Julius Honka (Jyvaskyla, Finland), Swift Current Broncos
Forward – Curtis Valk (Medicine Hat, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers
Forward – Jaedon Descheneau (Edmonton, AB), Kootenay Ice
Forward – Chandler Stephenson (Saskatoon, SK), Regina Pate
* indicates unanimous selection

The WHL announced the 2014 Awards Finalists in the following categories:

WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Nikita Scherbak (Moscow, Russia), Saskatoon Blades
Western Conference – Nick Merkley (Calgary, AB), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy
Eastern Conference – Tristan Jarry (Delta, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
Western Conference – Jordon Cooke (Leduc, AB), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Defenseman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Prince Albert Raiders
Western Conference – Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, SK), Portland Winterhawks

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy
Eastern Conference – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay Ice
Western Conference – Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs

WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Nelson Nogier (Saskatoon, SK) Saskatoon Blades
Western Conference – Dominic Turgeon (Cherry Hills, CO) Portland Winterhawks

WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Shaun Clouston, Medicine Hat Tigers
Western Conference – Dave Lowry, Victoria Royals

WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Mike Moore, Calgary Hitmen
Western Conference – Cam Hope, Victoria Royals

WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Sam Fioretti (Calgary, AB) Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference – Mitch Topping (Red Deer, AB) Tri City Americans

WHL Marketing / Business Award

Eastern Conference – Regina Pats
Western Conference – Seattle Thunderbirds

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Kelowna Rockets: GP – 72 W – 57 L – 11 OTL – 0 SL – 4 Pts. – 118

WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs
GP – 72 G – 62 A – 56 Pts – 118 PIM – 25

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