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Generals Acquire High Scoring Jeff Bes
Greensboro Also Picks Up Sergei Skrobot
Sandrock To Johnstown In Three Team Deal
Greensboro, NC - The Greensboro Generals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) have announced a pair of trades made earlier today. The Generals dealt defenseman Rob Sandrock to the Johnstown Chiefs in exchange for defenseman Sergei Skrobot (SKROW-bot) and right wing Jim Shepherd. Shepherd was then immediately traded to the Augusta Lynx in exchange for their leading scorer, center Jeff Bes.
Bes, 28, is the linchpin of the two trades. Bes is currently fourth in the league with 40 assists and has chipped in with 14 goals for 54 points, playing for both the Lynx and the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Bes was the second leading scorer in the league last season, notching exactly 100 points on 35 goals and 65 assists while splitting time between the Jackson Bandits and the Pensacola Ice Pilots. His 100 points put him just one point behind the Charlotte Checkers' Scott King for the overall league lead. Over his nine-year career, Bes has accumulated 311 points (108g, 203a) in 379 games. Bes was a third round pick of the Minnesota North Stars in the 1992 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Skrobot has notched two goals and five assists for seven points in 50 games this season, playing for the Chiefs, the Cincinnati Cyclones, and the Pensacola Ice Pilots. Despite being only 21-years old, Skrobot has already played in 183 professional games over three seasons, including ten games in the American Hockey League with the Philadelphia Phantoms. He has scored 13 goals and 41 assists over his career. He was a ninth round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1998 National Hockey League Draft.
"Jeff is one of the best power play forwards in the league," says newly named Generals interim head coach Alex Godynyuk (gah-DIN-yook). "Our power play has been struggling lately, but with Jeff on the ice we will now try to build our power play around him. He will become a major focal point of our offense."
The Generals next game is Saturday at 7:30 against the Charlotte Checkers at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem. They will also host the Columbus Cottonmouths on Saturday at 7:30 in Winston-Salem. Tickets are available for this weekend's games at both the Greensboro Coliseum and LJVM Coliseum Annex Monday through Saturday from 11:00 – 6:00 and through the first period of all game nights. You can also order tickets through the Generals new ticket provider, Tickets.com, by calling toll-free at (888) 397-3100, or go to the Tickets.com link at www.greensborogenerals.com.