T-Birds Acquire Two Forwards

Kambeitz from Saskatoon and Johnson from Moose Jaw join T-Birds

KENT January 10, 2013 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has acquired Adam Kambeitz from the Saskatoon Blades and Andrew Johnson from the Moose Jaw Warriors.

The T-Birds sent a third round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft to Saskatoon for Kambeitz and a fourth round pick in the 2013 Bantam Draft to Moose Jaw for Johnson.

“We are excited to make these additions to our team,” said Farwell. “I believe our team is much better than our current record and we have added both scoring and leadership with this trade.”

Kambeitz is a 20-year-old forward who has 21 points this season on nine goals and 12 assists. He has played 300 career games with the Blades and Red Deer Rebels and has 53 goals and 66 assists for 119 points with 316 penalty minutes.

Johnson is an 18-year-old forward who 15 points this season on five goals and 10 assists. He has played 159 games with the Warriors and has 27goals and 41 assists for 68 points with 110 penalty minutes. Johnson was a second round pick, 29th overall, in the 2009 Bantam Draft.

“Due to the overage limit we were forced to release Brendan Rouse,” said Farwell. “It is anticipated Brendan will join the Vancouver Giants. We wish Brendan the best with the Giants.”

The T-Birds next game is Saturday against the Victoria Royals at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm. They travel to Kennewick to take on the Tri-City Americans on Sunday at 5:05pm.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 season are available online at theT-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


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