February 26, 2018
Fayetteville, N.C- The Fayetteville Marksmen have continued to overall the roster, this time sending Sean Robertson to the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for defenseman Tyler Palmer and forward Anthony Flaherty, the team announced Monday evening.
Palmer, 23, is in his rookie season of professional hockey, having began his pro career with the Ice Bears and suiting up in two games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL. This season, the native of Edmonton, Alberta has appeared in 31 games for the Ice Bears, registering 12-points (3G, 9A) in that time.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound rearguard skated in four seasons at MacEwan University in Edmonton, where he played in 72 games, notching five goals and 20 assists.
Flaherty, 25, comes to the Marksmen for his first season of professional hockey, having begun his pro career with the Ice Bears. In 34 contests this season, the native of South Boston, Massachusetts has notched 20 points (9G, 11A).
Before turning pro, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound forward, spent four seasons at Norwich University, where he was teammates with Paul Russell, appearing in 101 games, totaling 64 points (26G, 38A), between 2013 and 2017.
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