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Dragons sign two players Tuesday

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    The Drumheller Dragons announced Wednesday the signing of two new players to the team, Drumheller born Shayne Gwinner and Red Deer’s Jared Kambeitz.

    A 6’1”, 175 lb, 1994-born defenceman, Gwinner currently patrols the blueline for the Midget AAA UFA Bisons in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. During the 2010-11 regular season, Shayne amassed two goals and 18 assists for 20 points in 32 regular season games. He also finished second on his team in penalty minutes with 64.
    Drafted by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the 2nd Round (44th overall) of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Shayne is known for his smooth skating stride, puck moving ability and vision, as well as the physical edge he brings to games.
    Dragons’ Vice President, Rod Knelsen commented on the recent signing, saying, “We’re very excited to add another talented local player to our growing core of young men from in and around the valley, such as Dylan Schellenberg, Josh Kluck, Jared Potter, Cody Brown and Dru Hickle. Shayne is a player who can have an immediate impact at the Junior level and we’re proud to be a part of his development.”
    After signing with the Dragons, Gwinner commented, “The Dragons have a proud tradition which continues to build every year. The guys on the team are great. I’m looking forward to contributing in any way I can and to being part of the history of Junior hockey in Drumheller.”
    Kambeitz, a 6’3”, 200 lb, 1993-born left wing/centre, spent the 2010-11 season with the Ponoka Stampeders in the Heritage Junior Hockey League. Jared averaged 1.5 points per game for Ponoka in the regular season, compiling 13 goals and 36 assists for 49 points in 33 games played. He also saw time as an affiliate player for Drumheller this past season, recording one assist in three games played with the Dragons.
    A true power forward, Jared brings excellent vision, poise and playmaking ability to his physical, hard-nosed style of play on the boards, in the corners and at the net front.
    Commenting on the signing, Dragons’ assistant coach, Ryan Hildeman noted, “During his time both in Ponoka and Drumheller, Jared has demonstrated great strength on and around the puck in difficult areas of the ice, as well as the ability to find teammates in open ice and create scoring chances. He has a balance of calmness with the puck and ability to execute."
    For more information, please contact the Dragons office at (403) 823-2022.

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