ABBOTSFORD, BC -- The Abbotsford Heat announced today that they have recalled defencemen James Martin and Kane Lafranchise from the Alaska Aces, the Heat’s developmental affiliate in the ECHL.
Martin, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has played in 14 games with the Aces this season and has recorded (0-8-8) and 12 penalty minutes. Martin has 33 games of AHL experience with the Heat throughout his career and has recorded (2-2-4) and 30 penalty minutes.
Lafranchise, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has played in 14 games with the Aces this season and has recorded (3-3-6) and six penalty minutes. Lafranchise has 10 games of AHL experience split between Oklahoma City Barons (nine games) and the Houston Aeros (one game).
JAMES MARTIN – DEFENCE
BORN: Winnipeg, Manitoba DATE: May 29, 1991
HEIGHT: 6’2’’ WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
KANE LAFRANCHISE – DEFENCE
BORN: Edmonton, Alberta DATE: May 27, 1988
HEIGHT: 6’1’’ WEIGHT: 199 lbs.