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Icemen Gain Forward, But May Lose Leading Scorer
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Mayer, Staff Writer
gained a versatile forward Monday, but the BC Icemen are likely to
lose their top scorer from a season ago.
Icemen purchased the rights to Muskegon Fury left wing Derek Knorr
and signed him to a one-year contract.
Terms were not disclosed.
Knorr, 25, can play all three forward positions and has
missed just four games over the last two regular seasons.
Icemen general manager Patrick Snyder said he does not expect right
wing Marty Wells, who topped the Icemen with 43 goals and 69 points
in 60 games, to return. Snyder
believes Wells, who led the United hockey League with 25 power-play
goals, will play in another league next season.
said Wells, 25 is seeking two deals—one for him and one for his
brother, Derek—from the same team.
Derek Wells tried out for the Icemen in training camp last
season, but was released.
a native of […], is a fourth season pro out of the University of
Illinois-Chicago, where he played two seasons with Icemen goalie Jon
Hillenbrand, Knorr had 21 goals, 61 points and 104 penalty minutes
in 72 games last season, his second with Muskegon.
was a member of the Flint Generals Colonial Cup championship squad
feels Knorr’s greatest asset is his ability to grates on
a solid, two-player,” Snyder said.
“He’s feisty, he’s an agitator—he gets guys off their
games. People look at
statistics, but I like a lot of the other things he does that
don’t show up in stats.”
had two goals, eight points and 15 penalty minutes in seven games
against the Icemen last season.