January 15, 2014 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Fargo Force
FARGO, ND-The Fargo Force announced today that goaltender Cam Johnson has been traded to the Waterloo Black Hawks in exchange for goaltender Mathias Israelsson, affiliate forward Andrew Zerban, a 3rd round futures pick and a 7th round pick in Phase 2 of the 2014 USHL Draft.
In his 2 years with the Force, Johnson played in 48 games total compiling a record of 16-22-9 with an average save percentage of .909 and 3.17 goals against average. He had one shut out. Johnson will head to the University of North Dakota following his USHL career.
"It's been an unexpected season", said Head Coach John Marks. "We certainly expected things to go a lot better than they have thus far. As a result of our current situation, we've needed to take what we feel are some tremendous assets and use those towards the future of the Fargo Force. Cam Johnson has been a tremendous part of the Force family. At this time it was in our best interest for our future to move him. We certainly wish him well and we as a team are going to continue to play the best we possibly can and put the best team on the ice that we can for the remainder of the season."
Goaltender Mathias Israelsson, from Goteborg, Sweden, is in his first season in the USHL and so far this season has played in 10 games for the Black Hawks posting a record of 6-3-0 with a .906 save percentage and a goals against average of 2.63. He had one shut-out against Lincoln on Nov. 23. Israelsson will wear jersey number 30.
The Fargo Force are at home this weekend for a two-game series versus the Indiana Ice. Puck drops both nights at 7:05 PM.