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Generals Aim High With First Trade

The Eugene Generals didn’t wait for the season to begin to start making moves. One day after the commencement of practice the organization made its first trade. The Generals acquired the 16 year old Swiss phenom Michael Frei from the Fort Vancouver Pioneers. The terms of the trade were not disclosed. With this move the Generals fill one of two international spots on the inaugural roster.

“[Frei] brings a lot of excitement to our team,” Head Coach Robert Freeland stated. “At 16 [Frei] will be one of the younger players on our roster, but every time he is on the ice he has to potential to put some serious numbers up on the scoreboard.”

Frei played his youth hockey in Zurich, Switzerland, and moved to the United States last year when he signed with the Pioneers. Frei had 10 goals, 18 assists, and 16 penalty minutes in 36 games last year with the Pioneers. “I feel like I’m ready to come into my own this year,” Frei stated. “Eugene is a good fit for me, and I think playing here will help me achieve my goal of playing in the WHL next year.”

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For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals
541-359-4154 (office)
541-680-6222 (cell)