The club has completed a trade with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League to acquire 20-year old goalie Matt Gibney for future considerations.
Gibney has spent the past two seasons with the Kodiaks after a
stellar midget AAA career in Moose Jaw. While with Camrose, Gibney had an overall record of 35-12-7 record in 64 games.
Bruins head coach and GM Chris Lewgood said the acquisition of Gibney provides the team with much needed depth in net.
“As the club found out last season, having depth in goal is very important. With the addition of Matt to a group that includes Steven Glass and Brett Lewchuk we are pleased with what we have between the pipes.”
In a separate transaction, forward Brett Dumaine has been traded to the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL for future considerations. A Calgary resident, Dumaine spent last season with the Bruins and had five points in 45 games and 45 penalty minutes.
“We would like to thank Brett for his contributions to the Bruins organization and wish him the best in Calgary,” Lewgood said.
"Brett was not a player that we were actively looking to trade but the Canucks were very aggressive in pursuing him. As a Calgary resident and quality individual Brett was very attractive to the Canucks."
The club is also excited to announce that forward Carter Folk has signed a player card. Folk is a Regina native who had 18 points and 107 penalty minutes with the Regina Pat Canadians of the Sask. Midget AAA League.
A gritty, two-way forward, Folk will be attending the training camp of the Seattle Thunderbirds who drafted him with the 84th overall pick of the 2011 WHL Draft.
“We expect Carter will make a very strong run at cracking Seattle’s roster. If he does not stick with the Thunderbirds we will be very excited to see him skate with the Bruins,” Lewgood said. “Carter is a physical forward who has a bright future ahead of him.”
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