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Bandits acquire Benoit from Bonnyville

BROOKS, AB (November 19, 2019) ? The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have acquired 1999-born forward Marc-Antoine Benoit (Drummondville, QC) from the Bonnyville Pontiacs in exchange for 2000-born forward Reilly Connors (Madison, CT) and 2001-born defenceman Jaxsen Wyatt (Edmonton, AB), the team announced today.

Benoit, 20, was the Pontiacs? third-highest scoring player, with 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists) in 23 games, making him the 16th-highest goal soring player in the AJHL this season. Last season, he led Bonnyville in scoring with 64 points (32 goals, 32 assists) in 60 games, ranking him 6th in the league in goals.

In his first AJHL season in 2017-18, he scored 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) in 51 games split between the Whitecourt Wolverines and Drayton Valley Thunder.

Connors, 19, scored 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 26 games this season for Brooks after being recruited from Loomis Chaffee prep school. Wyatt, 18, scored 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 25 games this season split between the Bandits and Spruce Grove Saints.

Benoit is expected to join the team this weekend as the Bandits host the Okotoks Oilers Friday night at the Centennial Regional Arena at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online at tickets.brooksbandits.ca.