Friday, June 09, 2006

Port Huron re-signs Edwards and Tomlinson

The Port Huron Flags re-signed forwards Trevor Edwards and Shayne Tomlinson to join defenseman Ryan Gillis for a second consecutive season.

Edwards can play both the wing and center position. He has spent both of his two professional seasons in Port Huron, scoring 19 goals as a rookie with the Port Huron Beacons during the 2004-2005 campaign. Edwards’ rights were aquired last summer by the Flags and he became one of just two players on the team to play in at least 74 games.

The Carelton Place, Ont., native finished forth on the team in scoring (37 points), third in goals (17), fifth in assists (20), first in game winning goals (3), and tied for first in shorthanded goals (1). The 24-year-old had a career high in penalty minutes (101) and has career totals of (36-45-81) with 141 penalty minutes in 153 games played.

Tomlinson will return for his tenth professional season. The native of Toronto is the only player to play for all three Port Huron UHL franchises, having spent time with both the Border Cats and Beacons, before becoming a Flag last summer. The 33-year-old was hampered by an injury last season that limited him to 53 games. Tomlinson scored five goals and four assists and earned 87 minutes in penalties.

Tomlinson was versitile, playing both defense and forward for the Flags a season ago.

Community oriented, Tomlinson donated $50 for each goal he scored last season to the St. Clair County Chapter of the Child Abuse and Neglect Council, raising a total of $250 for the organization.

The veteran of nine seasons has played 445 career games with a 24-85-109 line and 560 minutes in penalties.

The signings of Edwards and Tomlinson give the Flags three players under contract for the 2006-2007 UHL season.


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