Tag: Sami Moilanen

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Sami Moilanen reportedly returning to Finland

It has been reported that 1999-born Finnish winger Sami Moilanen is leaving the Seattle Thunderbirds to return to play in Finland. He will reportedly join Tappara of the Liiga league for the 2018-19 campaign. Tapparalle kaksi hyökkääjäsopimusta ➡https://t.co/Hm0LqkZEPQ#Tappara #Tampere #Liiga pic.twitter.com/IbXpIST7ty — Tappara Official (@Tapparaofficial) May 15, 2018 Tappara has […]

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Portland’s depth too much for under-manned Seattle in 4-1 win

The Portland Winterhawks were heavily reliant upon their top line of Kieffer Bellows, Cody Glass and Skyler McKenzie for much  the first half of the year. The rest of the lineup struggled finding chemistry consistently and this showed especially when Bellows and Joachim Blichfeld were away at the World Junior Championships. […]

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WHL recap: Volcan sparks Thunderbirds; Hurricanes and Oil Kings nab victories

Edmonton 5 Kootenay 1 The young Kootenay ICE (20-23-3-0) could be forgiven for overlooking the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings (13-26-4-2) on Friday night. They had just pulled out an exciting win on the road over the division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers and were about to have three straight games against teams […]

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Moilanen hat-trick and small, but mighty top line power Seattle past Prince George 5-1

(Kent, WA) The Seattle Thunderbirds need a lot out of their three smaller forwards this season. The top line of Nolan Volcan, Donovan Neuls and Sami Moilanen come in at 5-foot-9, 5-foot-11 and 5-foot-8 respectively.  What those three lack in size though, they make up for in determination and quickness. […]