Enforcers Make Huge Trade

by Jon Kliment

The Elmira Enforcers added two more huge pieces to their playoff puzzle as they completed two more trades acquiring Anton Lennartsson and last year’s Commissioners Cup MVP Gavin Yates from Watertown in exchange for Future Considerations.


Yates is the defending playoff MVP having scored 10 points in the 2018 postseason along with two game winning goals. Before a recent callup to the SPHL, Gavin played 28 games with the Wolves scoring 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 total points. The Plymouth, MA native has been successful throughout both years in the Federal Hockey League and will be pursuing a title now with the Enforcers.


Lennartsson is a 6’5, 230 lbs forward who brings not only size, but a power play presence to the Enforcers. Anton sits second in the league with eight power play goals and with his size is noticeable on the ice. In 29 games played this year he has scored 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 total points. Lennartsson was also a key component to the Wolves championship run last season providing seven points during the two playoff series.



Coach Clarke and Enforcers Owner Robbie Nichols both expect these two players to add depth to the post season roster. “We aren’t going into the post season as one of those teams who are just happy to be there. We are in it to win it and we believe these players help us to do just that.” Owner Robbie Nichols stated.


Both players are expected to be in the lineup tonight as the Enforcers play at 7:05 pm against the Carolina Thunderbirds as the teams begin a weekend series that will see the first place Thunderbirds at First Arena this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are on sale now at the box office, on tickets.com, or by calling 607-734-PUCK.