2002-03 Seattle Thunderbirds

 

 

League Standings

2002-03 WHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division GP W L T OTL GF GA
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 43 17 9 3 258 187
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 36 22 11 3 266 208
Saskatoon Blades 72 40 27 5 0 234 205
Regina Pats 72 25 28 14 5 171 217
Prince Albert Raiders 72 27 37 3 5 185 258
Central Division
Red Deer Rebels 72 50 17 3 2 271 160
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 24 7 3 240 215
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 29 34 2 7 278 314
Calgary Hitmen 72 27 36 7 2 240 260
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 28 40 2 2 236 303
WESTERN CONFERENCE
B.C. Division
Kelowna Rockets 72 51 14 6 1 311 164
Kamloops Blazers 72 39 27 5 1 261 222
Kootany Ice 72 36 25 6 5 234 202
Vancouver Giants 72 26 37 5 4 217 292
Prince George Cougars 72 26 41 3 2 257 317
U.S. Division
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 44 22 3 3 280 224
Spokane Chiefs 72 26 36 6 4 216 261
Portland Winter Hawks 72 19 40 8 5 192 243
Tri-City Americans 72 20 44 3 5 240 335

Playoffs: Seattle defeats Prince George, 4 games to one.
Seattle defeats Kootany, 4 games to one.
Kelowna defeats Seattle, 4 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
17 Brooks Laich 60 41 53 94 65 15 5 14 19 24
9 Dustin Johner 71 36 41 77 97 15 7 6 13 14
4 Tomas Mojzis 62 21 49 70 126 15 1 6 7 36
14 Greg Black 71 36 27 63 203 8 5 5 10 14
25 Darren McLachlan 66 17 43 60 195 5 1 0 1 11
15 Tyler Metcalfe 72 21 39 60 85 15 7 6 13 18
11 David Svagrovsky 68 17 25 42 47 15 4 6 10 12
21 Aaron Bader 71 16 19 35 64 15 0 4 4 6
6 Matt Spiller 68 11 24 35 198 15 2 7 9 36
19 Nate Thompson 61 10 24 34 48 15 5 4 9 6
26 Steve Goertzen 71 12 19 31 95 15 4 3 7 9
28 Zack FitzGerald 64 8 14 22 232 15 0 4 4 33
27 Matthew Hansen 51 3 18 21 24 15 0 5 5 2
7 Aaron Gagnon 60 5 13 18 14 15 3 2 5 4
16 Ryan Gibbon 67 9 6 15 91 15 3 1 4 22
5 Eric Benke 67 3 10 13 122 8 0 0 0 6
8 Marc Desloges 51 4 6 10 12 15 0 1 1 2
38 Mark Lindsay 59 3 7 10 24 8 0 0 0 0
18 Jason Roberts 27 2 2 4 2 15 0 1 1 2
2 Clayton Barthel 62 1 8 9 48 15 1 1 2 10
Tyler Gunn 3 0 0 0 0
Scott Jackson 2 0 0 0 2
Cole Simpson 3 0 0 0 2 7 0 2 2 2
23 Bubba Westwood 3 0 0 0 2
4 Trevor Johnson 10 2 4 6 29
20 Jake Riddle 14 2 2 4 19
Goalies GP GAA SO Record GP GAA SO Record
Brandon Heatherington 26 2.99 2 14-4-1
Brent Krahn 5 1.79 2 5-0-0 15 2.38 2 9-6
Ryan Papaioannou 19 2.74 0 13-6-0
Blake Ward 24 3.17 2 10-10-2
Ryan Cyr 8 4.46 0 2-5-0

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

Awards/League Leaders

Matt Spiller Top Plus/Minus (+50)
Brooks Laich First Team All-Star – Western Conference
Tomas Mojzis First Team All-Star – Western Conference
Nate Thompson 6th Round, 183rd Overall
Matthew Hansen 9th Round, 285th Overall

 

 

NHL Entry Draft Selections

Zack FitzGerald 3rd Round, 88th Overall St. Louis Blues
David Svagrovsky 4th Round, 131st Overall Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Gibbons 6th Round, 178th Overall Phoenix Coyotes
Nate Thompson 6th Round, 183rd Overall Boston Bruins
Matthew Hansen 9th Round, 285th Overall Vancouver Canucks

 

 

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