Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lumberjacks Acquire Forward Luke Sandler

Press Release

MUSKEGON, Michigan (August 8th) – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced that they have added another forward to their active roster in Luke Sandler from the Trail Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).  Sandler will join the active roster and participate in the team’s training camp beginning in late August.

Sandler, the Chicago, Illinois native, spent the better part of last season with the Smoke Eaters playing in 50 games and totaling 43 points (22 goals and 21 assists).  Prior to playing in Trail, Sandler played four games early in the 2012-13 season for the Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) recording one goal and two assists.

During the 2011-12 season, Sandler began the season playing for the Fargo Force and appeared in 17 games totaling six points (three goals and three assists).  He would then go on to play in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for both the Wichita Falls Wildcats (10 games) and Fresno Monsters (22 games) accumulating 15 points (8 goals and 7 assists).

A three-year veteran of the USHL, Sandler previously played in the league from 2009-11 with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Tri-City Storm along with Fargo and has tallied 15 points (6 goals and 9 assists) during his 75-game USHL career.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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