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RiverKings and Ice Bears Swap Forwards

By: David Schmoll
david@riverkings.com
January 13, 2014

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that the team has acquired forwards Phil Bronner and Brett Valliquette from the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for forwards Tom Craig and Corey Fulton.

"I want to thank both guys for everything they have done both on and of the ice here in the Mid-South," Landmesser said. "They are both class acts and I wish them all the best. That said, I'm looking forward to having both Brett and Phil in RiverKings' jerseys. They're guys that will add both grit and offense to our lineup."

Valliquette, 24, is in his fourth professional season, all with the Ice Bears. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound forward has 13 points in 25 games this season with the Ice Bears. The Newmarket, Ont. native has 65 points over 151 career games.

Bronner, 24, is in his first professional season with the Ice Bears. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward appeared in 23 games with the Ice Bears and had 13 points (6G, 7A). The Wilbraham, Mass. native appeared in one game with Greenville (ECHL) earlier this season.

Craig, 24, had four points in 18 games with the RiverKings this season. The St. Louis, Mo. native joined the RiverKings late last year and collected eight points in 12 games. Fulton, 26, appeared in 25 games with the RiverKings this season. The four-year pro from Mississauga, Ont. had two goals and 59 penalty minutes with the RiverKings this season.

The RiverKings are "Packing the House" for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Belhaven University Pack the House Night on Friday, January 17. Blue, Gold and Red-level tickets are $5 off, with $3 of every ticket purchased benefiting St. Jude. For more information, contact the RiverKings at 662-342-1755.

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.

Posted by David Schmoll at 1:30 PM

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