News

Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Shea Theodore invited to Canada's U-18 tryouts

Shea Theodore, right, of the Seattle Thunderbirds has been selected to attend Canada
Shea Theodore, right, of the Seattle Thunderbirds has been selected to attend Canada's Summer Under-18 Team selection camp in Toronto.
— image credit: Kent Reporter, file photo

Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Shea Theodore has been invited to attend Canada's Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, Aug. 3-6 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto.

"Shea pushed his way into this group of players with his strong play last season," said T-Birds general manager Russ Farwell. "He will be a significant contender to make this team."

Hockey Canada has invited 40 players to the selection camp. Twenty-two will make the team. Theodore will be one of 12 defensemen competing for a spot on the team.

"It means a lot to me," Theodore said. "It shows how hard I have worked and how far I have to go. It's a great accomplishment and I am going to go to Toronto expecting to make the team."

The Under-18 team will play in the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Piestany, Slovakia, and Breclav, Czech Republic, from Augu. 13-18.

Hockey Canada invited 13 players from the Western Hockey League to the selection camp.

In his rookie season last year, Theodore played 69 games and had four goals and 31 assists for 35 points. Theodore was selected by the T-Birds in the third round, 64th overall, in the 2010 Bantam Draft.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Dec 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates