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Bandits acquire Trey Thomas

BROOKS, AB (August 10, 2019) ? The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have acquired 1999-born forward Trey Thomas (Williams Lake, BC) from the Bonnyville Pontiacs in exchange for future considerations, it was announced today.

Thomas, 19, was Bonnyville?s fifth-highest scoring player last season, ranking 58th in the AJHL with 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) in 48 games, adding one assist in the team?s seven playoff games.

?We have been looking for an experienced forward with proven offensive abilities, and Trey was exactly that last season,? said Bandits head coach and general manager Ryan Papaioannou. ?With so many of our players graduating to the NCAA, there are key roles to fill, and Trey will have every opportunity to become a Division I player here in Brooks.?

Prior to his time in the AJHL, Thomas scored 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 45 games with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), following up a British Columbia Major Midget League (BCMML) championship season with the Cariboo Cougars, in which he scored 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 29 games and reached the Telus Cup national championship tournament.

The Bandits open their 2019-20 national title defence with exhibition play against the Okotoks Oilers at the Centennial Regional Arena on Monday, August 26th. Season tickets are available online at tickets.brooksbandits.ca.