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NAHL Trade: Knights Acquire Sacha Guillemain from Kenai River Brown Bears

In a homecoming of sorts, the Knights added to their forward group Tuesday night, completing a trade that brought them the talents of Sacha Guillemain. A native of Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Guillemain has a number of ties to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton organization.

For starters, he’s already played for the Knights once before. In 2015-16, Guillemain wracked up a combined 30 goals and 28 assists in 55 regular season games between the Knights 16U and 18U teams (NAPHL and AYHL). In the NAPHL 16U postseason, he posted a lucrative nine goals and three assists in just four games played.

“I’m pretty excited-excited to come back to a place that knows me, and a place that I can add to,” he said. “I want to make a big playoff run. Last year I didn’t get the chance with Kenai. Last year the Knights did pretty good, so I hope that I can help them have an even better season that they did last year.”

After his first stint with the Knights had concluded, Guillemain’s efforts gained the attention of another prominent youth program: Meijer AAA Hockey. Alongside the familiar faces of future Knights players Tyrone Bronte and Brett Postula,  Guillemain potted 14 goals and 19 assists in 26 games in 2016-17.

“It’s just fun to know that you’re coming back to see familiar faces that you’ve played with before,” he said. “I’d say that I’m a pretty offensive forward. I like to use my hands and speed. I’m sure I’m going to be a good fit with everybody.”

Following the signing of a tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears, Guillemain ascended to the NAHL ranks last season with a solid rookie campaign.  In 56 games, he notched 7 goals and 22 assists, including one helper in his first game back at the Revolution Ice Centre.

“I really worked on my conditioning this summer,” he said of how he’s spent the time since. “Last year I felt like I wasn’t at 100% all the time, so I worked out a lot this summer. I think I’m in great shape to start the year this year.”

“Sacha is a player we have some familiarity with,” said Knights head coach Tom Kowal. “We’ve seen him as a member of our organization and as a member of others, and he’s consistently been an impact player wherever he’s been. You can’t have enough playmakers on your hockey team. We feel that by bringing Sacha back into our program we’ve added a player who’s not only talented, but has improved since we last saw him.”

Guillemain will join the Knights as they prepare for their preseason contest against the New Jersey Titans, with puck drop set for this Friday, September 7th at 6:30 pm EDT. The game will be free to all those who attend. Follow Knights social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the Knights embark on their journey to #SeizetheThrone in 2018-19!

Brett Postula Signs Tender with Knights

Brett Postula, an 18-year old forward from Michigan, has agreed to a tender with the Knights for 2018-19. The ‘99 has spent the last several seasons with Meijer Hockey, a youth hockey organization that is lauded for producing junior hockey players, including another Knights tender Zak Currie and veteran forward Tyrone Bronte.

”No I haven’t had the chance to speak with Tyrone yet-he’s been pretty busy,” said a laughing Postula, during the Knights Robertson Cup Semifinals. “He was a great player here though and was a great teammate when he was here. Meijer is a great organization. Coach Sherry is a wonderful coach and it’s truly a wonderful place to play.”

This past season, Postula wracked up 23 goals and 20 assists playing AAA and Midget hockey for Meijer.

“I’m a go-hard type of guy,” said the 6-0, 170-pound forward. “I can go win battles on the walls and in the corners. I’m aggressive in front of the net and I can score.”

”Brett is a talented player who can fill a lot of roles throughout a lineup,” said Knights assistant GM Justin Schreiber. “He really came on strong toward the end of his midget season and caught the eyes of our staff.”

Postula was one of many following the action in this past weekend’s Robertson Cup Playoffs. The Knights were among the final four teams left in the playoffs before being eliminated by the eventual champion, the Shreveport Mudbugs. He believes he can be a part of the next step.

”I want to come in, work hard and win a Robertson Cup,” he said plainly.

Postula will get the opportunity when the Knights resume work following the NAHL Draft on June 5th with Main Camp from July 20th-22nd.

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