Generals sign Colorado-born Albert brothers for '18-19 season

by Matt Mackinder

The Seaforth Generals continue to add to an already impressive defence core.

The Generals are excited to announce that the team's first-ever player signed back in May 2016, Avery Albert, will be rejoining the #GensArmy for his last year of junior eligibility. 

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native of Arvada, Colo., has resigned with the Generals after spending the 2017-18 season with the Superior RoughRiders of the Western States Hockey League. Albert tallied 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 45 games in 2016-17 with the Gens. 

“He was a key piece for us that season," said Seaforth coach TJ Runhart. "Avery logged a lot of minutes and was a key piece to our PP. He will be a valued addition and we are very excited to have him resign. Avery is going to be looked at as a leader and a mentor this season.”

Another exciting addition for the Generals is a “piece of the family,” so to speak...

The Gens have also added right-shot defenceman Adam Albert. 

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound 17-year-old is the younger brother to Avery. The Arvada native was a Ralston Valley High School standout, tallying 14 points in 19 games in ‘16-17. Last season, he was a member of the Superior RoughRiders. 

“Adam brings size and skill -- there’s no doubt about that," said Runhart. "We’re able to add a young kid that has 21 games of experience in junior hockey already.” 

Adam will wear No. 3 this upcoming season, while Avery will wear his familiar No. 56.