Calgary, AB – The Calgary Mustangs have acquired forward Louis Jamernik from the Brooks Bandits, completing a trade earlier this season that sent the rights of forward Eric Olson to the Brooks Bandits.
Jamernik, who is a former Alberta Cup Champion in 2014-15 with Team Calgary South and a former member of Team Alberta for the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, spent parts of the past 2 seasons playing for the Bandits, including an appearance in the RBC Cup in 2017. The scoring forward put up 12 goals, 14 assists and 20 PIMs in 41 games last season; Louis also added 4 goals, 3 assists and 28 PIMs in 15 games during the Bandits' playoff run.
"Jammer brings a lot to the table. He's big, strong, physical, skates and shoots well." elaborates Mustangs GM and Head Coach Tyler Drader. "We like the way he competes every shift, battles, is hard on pucks and likes to drive the net."
"You can certainly see why he made team Alberta [for the Western Canada Cup] a few years back. We are excited to get a quality person that can help our team in many ways."
The acquisition of Jamernik is the second major deal completed by the Mustangs in the past few hours, following the acquisition of Reece Soukoroff earlier in the day. When pressed, Tyler Drader expands upon his methodology:
"We target players with high character and guys that we feel fit into our team culture. Both players [Soukoroff and Jamernik] have friends on our team, which we like. They both come from winning teams, which is important when building our program. We have depth at every position and are excited to get to work."
A native of Calgary, Jamernik spent his minor hockey career in the Calgary Royals Minor Hockey Association; the 18-year old forward spent his last 2 Midget seasons playing in the AMHL and AMMHL for the Royals before making the jump to the AJHL.
On behalf of the organization, we'd like to welcome Louis into the fold and look forward to seeing him on the ice!