Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Smokies Sign Stanwood From KIJHL

The Smokies have made a goaltending shuffle by signing 18 year-old Lyndon Stanwood from the KIJHL's Kamloops Storm.

Stanwood, a native of West Vancouver, posted a record of 14-1-2 with 2 shutouts in his second season with the Storm, and won a provincial major midget championship in 2010 with the Vancouver Northwest Giants. He attended Smokies training camp in August and was signed to an AP card by the Nanaimo Clippers.

The release from the Smoke Eaters is available here. I've chatted with head coach/GM Bill Birks about the move and will post that audio once it airs.

The Smokies made room for Stanwood by releasing Reed Vogt. Reed is a bright prospect who is sure to land on his feet and I wish him nothing but the best.

Stanwood has arrived in Trail and will be in the lineup Friday when the Smokies visit Westside. Join me for the play-by-play from Royal Lepage Place on the Smokies Ustream channel beginning at 7, as we kick off the BCHL's 50th anniversary celebrations (more on that tomorrow).

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