The Powell River Kings have moved a pair of players, while acquiring one in a pair of trade deadline deals yesterday, says Kings broadcaster and spokesperson, Alex Rawnsley.
Defenceman Colton Sandberg (Delta, BC), along with future considerations, has been traded to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for 1995-born defenceman Adam Brubacher.
Sandberg is in his 2nd year in the BCHL, having played in 64 regular season and 12 playoff games with the Kings. During that time he scored 2 goals and added 8 assists. The 6’3, 195 lb defenceman scored the overtime series winner against the Victoria Grizzlies in last year’s first round of the playoffs, his first Junior A goal.
In return, the Kings acquire defenceman Adam Brubacher from Elmira, ON. Brubacher is in his first year in the BCHL and led the Spruce Kings in scoring with 13 goals and 19 assists from 42 games. For the past three seasons, Brubacher played for his hometown Sugar Kings in the GOJHL (Junior B in Ontario). The 6’s, 205 lb defenceman has 3-multi goal games on the season.
In a separate move, the Powell River Kings have traded forward Jeremy Leipsic (Winnipeg, MN) to the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The Winnipeg product was in his first year in the BCHL and had 5 goals and 12 assists in 34 games.
The Powell River Kings would like to thank Jeremey and Colton for their contributions to the club during their time in Powell River, and wish them well in Portage and Prince George, respectively. The team would also like to welcome Adam to the Sunshine Coast. He is expected to make his debut in Surrey on Friday night as the Kings battle the Eagles.
All info and pic creds: Powell River Kings.