1998-99 Seattle Thunderbirds

 

 

League Standings

1998-99 WHL
East Division GP W L T GF GA
Prince Albert Raiders 72 45 22 5 288 213
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 39 29 4 293 267
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 39 31 2 292 262
Swift Current Broncos 72 34 32 6 232 211
Regina Pats 72 24 43 5 238 312
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 49 7 184 291
Central Division
Calgary Hitmen 72 51 13 8 319 187
Red Deer Rebels 72 34 33 5 274 250
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 31 32 9 224 215
Kootenay Ice 72 30 35 7 245 276
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 15 56 1 185 323
West Division
Kamloops Blazers 72 48 11 13 298 195
Tri-City Americans 72 43 23 6 311 219
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 37 24 11 279 236
Prince George Cougars 72 34 32 6 255 264
Portland Winterhawks 72 23 36 13 215 278
Kelowna Rockets 72 25 42 5 224 282
Spokane Chiefs 72 19 44 9 193 268

Playoffs: Seattle defeats Prince George, 4 games to three.
Tri-Cities defeats Seattle, 3 games to one.

 


Individual Player Statistics
Stats in red indicate league leader

Regular Season

Playoffs

Num. Player GP G A Pts. PIM GP G A Pts. PIM
16 Bret DeCecco 72 57 43 100 81 11 1 4 5 21
19 Oleg Saprykin 66 47 46 93 107 11 5 11 16 36
14 Scott Kelman 66 19 54 73 95 11 4 3 7 37
18 Torrey DiRoberto 66 25 42 67 100 11 4 4 8 14
22 Ben Clymer 70 12 44 56 93 11 1 5 6 12
8 Jame Pollack 59 10 32 42 78 11 3 4 7 8
27 Shane Endicott 72 13 26 39 27 11 0 1 1 0
15 Zdenek Blatny 44 18 15 33 25 11 4 0 4 24
23 Mike Siklenka 68 19 13 32 115 11 6 6 12 24
5 Jason Beckett 70 4 26 30 195 11 0 1 1 40
17 Tim Preston 60 12 15 27 98 11 0 1 1 11
4 Nathan Forster 65 5 17 22 153 10 0 2 2 26
9 Justin Ossachuk 56 9 9 18 231 6 0 0 0 20
7 Jeff Beatch 66 4 10 14 63 11 0 1 1 10
24 David Ullman 49 7 6 13 37 3 0 0 0 2
12 Keegan McAvoy 66 2 11 13 87
2 Craig Olynick 51 1 9 10 89 11 0 0 0 14
21 Paul Hurd 35 5 3 8 67 11 0 0 0 13
26 David Kaczowka 60 3 2 5 247 9 0 0 0 24
11 David Morisset 17 4 0 4 31 11 1 1 2 22
20 Ryan Trsek 38 3 1 4 35
30 Cody Rudkowsky (G) 64 0 4 4 8 11 0 0 0 2
38 Chris Manchakowski 32 0 2 2 24
28 Darren McLachlan 2 0 1 1 7
25 Greg Black 2 0 0 0 0
35 Ray Fraser (G) 5 0 0 0 0
32 Garret Stroshein 11 0 0 0 32 4 0 0 0 7
1 Thomas Vicars (G) 16 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Brennan Evans 1 0 0 0 0
Goalies GP GAA SO Record
Cody Rudkowski 64 2.9 7 34-17-10
Thomas Vicars 16 4.48 0 2-4-1
Ray Fraser 5 5.04 0 1-3-0

*Asterisk indicates player who did not play the entire season with Seattle

Awards/League Leaders

West Division First Team All-Stars: Cody Rudkowski
West Division Second Team All-Stars: Bret DeCecco
Oleg Saprykin
WHL Top Goaltender: Cody Rudkowski
WHL Player of the Year: Cody Rudkowski

 

 

NHL Entry Draft Selections

Oleg Saprykin 1st Round, 11th Overall Calgary Flames
Scott Kelman 1st Round, 15th Overall Phoenix Coyotes
Zdenek Blatny 3rd Round, 68th Overall Atlanta Thrashers
Tim Preston 3rd Round, 73rd Overall Buffalo Sabers
David Kaczowka 4th Round, 98th Overall Atlanta Thrashers
Bret DeCecco 7th Round, 206th Overall Buffalo Sabers

 

 

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