River Sharks and Zydeco Make a Trade

by Jon Kliment

Today the Elmira River Sharks of the Federal Prospects Hockey League have made a trade with the Baton Rouge Zydeco to acquire Kyle Powell for Brandon Lucchesi.

Powell, a 29-year-old right handed defenseman from Ajax, ONT, is a seven year veteran of the FPHL having played for the Danbury Titans, Watertown Wolves, and the Binghamton Black Bears. In 292 games at the FPHL level Kyle has 340 total points with 51 goals and 289 assists to his credit along with a championship ring from the 2017-18 season with Watertown. In addition to what he adds in the game Powell has been a locker room leader and will be looked to as a veteran in a young River Sharks locker room.

Lucchesi scored a goal and an assist in five games with the River Sharks. Despite not having played in 2022-23 Brandon had put up solid numbers in Delaware in 2021-22 with 28 points in 36 games.

“Kyle is a game changing defenseman who I spent a lot of time with during my career. I know what he brings on and off the ice and bringing in a presence like Kyle will be an exciting addition to the River Sharks.” Coach Tyler Gjurich said about the move.

The River Sharks are back in action at the First Arena on Saturday November 11th at 6:07pm. Get your tickets on Ticketmaster or by calling the box office at 607-734-PUCK.#FeartheFin