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Thomas Commits To Cardinals
Brooks Bandits forward, Trey Thomas has found a new home for the 2020-21 season.
The Williams Lake, BC, native has committed to Plattsburgh State of the State University of New York Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III.
Thomas played 105 AJHL games over two seasons split between the Bandits and the Bonnyville Pontiacs. He was brought to Alberta from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to the Pontiacs. Thomas scored 36 goals and 97 points and had a career season with the Bandits last year scoring 18 goals and 52 points.
He now becomes the 16th player from the 2019-20 Brooks Bandits to commit to a post-secondary.
Bladen Commits To Liberty
Kris Bladen is heading to Liberty University (ACHA) next season after announcing his commitment on Twitter.
He last played in the MJHL for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines who’s associate coach is former Sherwood Park Crusaders’ defenceman, Josh Lee. Before his move to Manitoba, Bladen played in 65 AJHL games over two seasons for three different teams.
The Edmonton native began his junior career with the Spruce Grove Saints where he played 19 games scoring one goal and seven points. In late November, he was moved to the Calgary Mustangs in exchange for Cole Basnett.
Bladen dressed in 31 games for the Mustangs to close out the season and then in five more playoff games against the Camrose Kodiaks. The next season, he joined the Lloydminster Bobcats after the Mustangs folded.
Bladen finished his AJHL career with six goals, 17 points in 65 games played. While in the MJHL, he broke out offensively scoring 17 goals, 25 points in 45 games which helped earn him a spot at Liberty University next season.