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Vancouver Canucks assign NHL prospect to Outlaws

November 17, 2004 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Kansas City Outlaws News Release

(Kansas City, MO --- November 17, 2004) – Kansas City Outlaws General Manager Joe Bucchino announced on Wednesday that the Vancouver Canucks have assigned left winger Marc-Andre Roy to the Kansas City Outlaws. Roy is under contract by the Canucks, as the NHL team is looking for the 21-year old player to grow and develop in the Outlaws system under the leadership of Coach Darryl Williams. The Outlaws, who are not affiliated with an NHL organization, have a working relationship with Vancouver.

“Adding an NHL prospect that is under contract with the Canucks is a compliment to the way we have implemented a positive system and environment within our organization,” said Joe Bucchino, General Manager for the Outlaws. “NHL and AHL teams understand that we have a coach that will develop players, a system that is conducive to learning – all with a team that is based in the beautiful city of Kansas City.”

OTHER TRANSACTIONS: The Outlaws have also announced the signing of center Travis Banga, who accrued 101 points over the last two seasons for New England College. Banga was added to the team while the Outlaws released three players from their contracts: defenseman Francois Caron, defenseman John Glavota, and center Brad Kenney. Rob Schweyer has been placed on 10-day injured reserve and Derek Kern has been placed on the 7-day injured reserve. Both Schweyer and Kern will not be traveling with the team during their time out.

Season tickets for the Outlaws, ranging from $10 to $13.50 per game, are on sale now at (816) 513-4400. For group information call 816-513-4031. Single game tickets at $10, $15, and $18 are ON SALE NOW at the Kemper Arena Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 816-931-3330 (tickets increase by $2 on day of game).

The Kansas City Outlaws (www.kansascityoutlaws.com) officially joined the United Hockey League in July of 2004. Owner Stephen Franke of Chillicothe, MO brought the professional minor league expansion franchise to Kansas City, MO. The Outlaws home is Global Spectrum-managed Kemper Arena of the American Royal Complex. Global Spectrum serves as the marketing, promotional, and publicity arm of the Outlaws.

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