Friday, May 23, 2008

Taurence twins coming home to Machine

The Bismarck Bobcats have traded twins Nick Taurence and Nate Taurence to the Motor City Machine for Jordan Singer and Chris Slavik.

Last season, Nick Taurence, a forward, finished seventh in Bobcats scoring with seven goals and 19 points in 50 games. Nate Taurence was one of Bismarck’s top defensemen, netting 10 points in 55 games. The two are Trenton natives and turn 19 tomorrow.

Slavik, a 6-foot, 180-pounder who played in 38 games for the Southern Minnesota Express (now the Machine) last season, finished the 2007-08 campaign with six points and 63 minutes in penalties. Singer, a forward from Lino Lakes, Minn., finished his rookie NAHL season with 13 goals for 30 points in 57 games with the Express.

“Singer will be a good second-year player. He has good size and skill,” said Bobcats head coach Byron Pool. “Jordan is the kind of player who can make big improvements. On the other side, Slavik could be a good power-play guy, even though his numbers from last year might not show it.

“Both of these players could be real nice additions to our club. At the same time, we wish Nick and Nate the best of luck this season and in the future.”

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