Bombers Acquire Aikins, Fitzpatrick From Phoenix

DAYTON, Ohio – The American Conference champion Dayton Bombers announced that they have acquired the rights to forwards Chanse Fitzpatrick and Justin Aikins and future considerations from the Phoenix RoadRunners in exchange for forward Justin Maiser.

The Bombers are the ECHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

The 23-year-old Fitzpatrick had 20 points (9g-11a) and 108 penalty minutes in 36 regular season games for Phoenix in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had one assist and 37 penalty minutes in 12 games for Binghamton. He also had three points (2g-1a) and 19 penalty minutes in two games for Elmira, which will play as an expansion team in the ECHL in 2007-08.

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