02-04-2006, 12:08 PM
Was hoping someone could give me some more info about Roman Tomanek and Jared Walker.
Tomanek leads the Thunderbirds in scoring, where as Walker seems to be finally coming into his own after a very solid January for the Cougars.
03-08-2006, 12:41 PM
From NW briefs in the local paper:
T-birds' top scorer sent back to Slovakia
Roman Tomanek, the top scorer for the Seattle Thunderbirds this season with 42 points, has been suspended for the remainder of the season and the Western Hockey League playoffs and been sent home to Bystrica, Slovakia.
Tomanek, a fourth-round selection (103rd overall) in the 2004 NHL entry draft, had 17 goals this season. Seattle general manager Russ Farwell declined to comment on the reasons for Tomanek's departure other than to say he would not play for the team again this season and left Seattle on Tuesday.
Tomanek was having a nice season in Seattle after coming back from shoulder surgery last season, but as Tipped off already posted he has been suspended for the balance of the season. I don't think the Thunderbirds have gotten the offense they expected from skill like Gagnon and Durand, but Tomanek and Skurco have been solid all season. Tomanek showed flashes of speed and good hands. Any semblance of power play at all would really help these guys.