Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Benke Reassigned

Here's the media release:

The Swift Current Broncos announced this morning that they have reassigned 18 year old defenseman Karl Benke to the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hokcey League.

The second year Bronco appeared in 12 of the Broncos first 28 games, recording 35 penalty minutes. Last season, the Edmonton native played 51 games with 2 assists and 113 minutes in penalties.

The Broncos roster now sits at 22 players, (2 Goaltenders, 7 Defensemen, and 13 forwards).

Next action for the Broncos is this Friday night as they travel to Moose Jaw to play the Warriors. Next Broncos home game is this Saturday when they host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Kurt’s KFC Teddy Bear Toss Night.

I sure hope the blueline can stay injury-free for awhile. He will be called back if required.

More later,



ernie said...

I sure hope the "Benke Talk" will slowly but surely die down now. Reasonable move by Broncos' management to reassign him....but different people have different opinions. Personally, I think he looked very unsure of himself out there. I'd much much rather see Postma or Claffey. Note that Postma is starting to hit the net lately, and here's a guarantee....when Postma's howitzer does hit the net, it'll go in 3 out of five times! GUARANTEED!! As for Claffey, he is just an awesome defenseman. I'm sure glad the Broncos own him Jon! What do you think? You don't often post your opinions on your blog...basically it's just info. LOL LOL Great blog though, man!

Joel said...

for me this is all I wanted for Benke. It was obvious that we have good solid young D-men and great talent with the forwards. We didnt have room for him anymore and He DESERVED to then go somewhere to get ice time. Great move. Let him play.