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T-Birds acquire defenseman Baecker in trade
Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has acquired defenseman Austin Baecker from the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a conditional sixth round selection in the 2011 Bantam Draft.
Baecker, 17, from Kelowna, Canada, is presently playing with the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Baecker has appeared in 25 games and has one assist and 29 penalty minutes.
Baecker, selected by the Hurricanes in the 11th round of the 2007 Bantam Draft, will finish out the season with the Centennials.
The T-Birds next game is at 7:30 Feb. 5, in Portland as the team takes on the Winterhawks. This game will be broadcast on FSN.
The T- Birds will host the Winterhawks on at 7:05 p.m., Feb. 6, at the ShoWare Center.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2009-10 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.
T-Birds Group tickets are currently on sale. Group tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.