Seattle sent goaltender Justin Myles along with defenseman Austin Douglas and a 2015 fourth round Bantam draft selection to the Blazers for goaltender Taran Kozun.
After being outscored 22-3, the T-Birds went into Prince George and came away with consecutive wins Tuesday and Wednesday to end a 5-game losing streak and at least salvage part of the trip.
So far through 36 games this season, coach Konowalchuk has nearly split the goal-tending duties 50-50 between Myles and 17-year-old Danny Mumaugh. Myles, 18, has now posted an 11-5 record in 19 games with a .896 save percentage and 3.39 goals-against-average (GAA).
While the 10-day hiatus comes at a time the T-Birds are rolling, having won 9 of their last 10 games, it also comes at a time when the team is ailing.
Three straight games against the Chiefs meant seeing a lot of Mitch Holmberg, the Western Hockey League’s leading scorer, for the Seattle forward. In the three contests, Eansor and his linemates held Holmberg and his high-scoring linemate Mike Aviani, to a total of three points.
Kolesar, 16, who had played in all 26 previous games, did not register a point in the 6-3 win over Victoria. The right wing who will play for Team West at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge beginning in late December, has one goal and three assists this year for Seattle.
Spencer, 17, joins the Thunderbirds from the Minnesota NW team in the Upper Midwest High School Elite team. With Minnesota NW, Spencer had posted four goals and six assists in 21 games, he also had 30 penalty minutes. In 2012-13, Spencer played for Champlin Park High School in Minnesota and finished with seven goals and 13 assists in 25 games.
Seattle forward Justin Hickman is set to return Saturday, as the T-Birds travel to Portland to face the WHL champion Winterhawks, already 0-2 to start the season.
Seattle goalie Danny Mumaugh stopped 31 shots to get the shutout and his first win of the year.
The Calgary Hitmen won a hard-fought game 4-3 over the Seattle Thunderbirds in overtime Saturday night at ShoWare Center.