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Sinkewich traded to Bulls
Monday, June 10, 2013

The Gwinnett Gladiators have traded the ECHL rights to defenseman Russ Sinkewich to the San Francisco Bulls to complete the trade that brought forward Justin Bowers and defenseman Sacha Guimond to Gwinnett on January 14th.

Sinkewich finished the 2012-13 season with the Gladiators American Hockey League affiliate Portland. He appeared in one Calder Cup Playoff game with the Pirates and notched four assists in 21 regular season games in the AHL.

The Westlake, Ohio native was acquired by the Gladiators on December 13th in a trade with the Alaska Aces in exchange for forward Chris Clackson. He had five points (two goals, three assists) in 11 games with Gwinnett. He earned four assists in 23 games with Alaska.

In addition to Sinkewich, Gwinnett traded Rylan Galiardi, Christian Ouellet, Cody Carlson and Nick Walsh to the Bulls as part of the deal that brought Bowers and Guimond to Gwinnett.

The Gladiators are the ECHL Affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League and are members of the ECHL, the Premier "AA" Hockey League and play all home games at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.


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