'Kings Make a Deadline-Deal

By: David Schmoll
February 25, 2013

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced Monday that the team has acquired the rights to defenseman Ricky Helmbrecht from the Augusta RiverHawks in exchange for the rights to forward Paul Lee.

Helmbrecht, 27, began the season with Knoxville before appearing in ten games at the "AA" level with Cincinnati (ECHL), Greenville (ECHL) and Fort Worth (CHL). The 5'10", 170 lbs. native of Odessa, Tex. posted eight points in 26 games with the Ice Bears before having his rights traded to Augusta earlier this season.

Lee, 23, appeared in four games with the RiverKings before his call-up to Trenton (ECHL). During his time with the 'Kings, the 6'2", 205 lbs. native of Garden City, NY posted a goal and an assist. He currently plays for the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL).

Join us Saturday March 2nd when the RiverKings raise awareness for Pediatric Brian Cancer on “Pray for Ava Night” when the ‘Kings take on the Fayetteville FireAntz at 7:05 p.m. at the Landers Center. Every seat in the building is $5 off, with $3 of every ticket benefiting local pediatric brain cancer efforts. For more information on all things RiverKings, “follow” us on Twitter (twitter.com/riverkings), or “like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/mississippiriverkings).

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

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