Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/13/12
Trying to boost the scoring game in the absence of Sven Bartschi, the Portland WinterHawks acquired left wing Marcel Noebels from the Seattle Thunderbirds for center Seth Swenson, and two future first-round picks. Noebels, a 6’2, 210-pound 19-year old from Germany, was the 4th round choice of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2011 entry draft.   Rated as one of the Flyers’ top offensive prospects by Hockey’s Future, Noebels has a powerful slap shot, and drives hard to net on the attack.  He had 54 points last season for the Thunderbirds, scoring 28 goals. “Marcel is a proven scorer in this league who will be a tremendous addition to our offensive core. He can play the power game as well, and will fit in well with our group,” said Portland WinterHawks General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston. Like fellow WinterHawk Brad Ross, Noebels is aggressive on defense, and can draw penalties at the drop of a hat.  However, his defensive skills far exceed Ross’, and in a wide open attack ...
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