Aug 5,2014(ISN) – PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia
Hockey League (BCHL) are pleased to announce that they have acquired 20 year
old forward Michael Buonincontri (Bon-in-country) from the Smiths Falls
Bears of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) in a three team trade that
included the Nanaimo Clippers.
Going from Prince George to Nanaimo are the BCHL list rights of 20 year old
forward Brett Roulston in exchange for 20 year old forward Korey Morgan and
future considerations. Prince George then trades Korey Morgan and future
considerations to Smiths Falls in exchange for Buonincontri.
The 6’2″ 205lb Buonincontri is from Montreal Quebec and split last season
between the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League and the
Smiths Falls Bears of the CCHL. In 26 games with Smiths Falls, Buonincontri
tallied 12 goals and 17 assists for 29 points to go along with 30 penalty
minutes. He is committed to attend St. Cloud State University after his 20
year old season with the Spruce Kings.
“This is a deal that I’ve been working on for quite some time,” said Spruce
Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “Michael is a tremendously talented
player and somebody that I had targeted to acquire to add even more skill to
an already deep forward group.”
“Michael is a big player with an incredible ability to put the puck in the
net,” added Hawes. “He is also a veteran player with experience who will add
a good element of leadership to our group.”
Michael Buonincontri will be joining his new teammates in Prince George
prior to the start of training camp on August 29th.