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Tri-City Herald: Goalie Lee-Knight rejoins Americans

Nov 15, 2012 - 02:05 PST

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Luke Lee-Knight was crushed when he was released by the Tri-City Americans just days before the season opener.

The veteran goalie, who has spent time with Prince Albert and Spokane last year, opened the season at the Americans’ training camp as a free agent, fighting for the backup job behind Eric Comrie with Brenden Fiebelkorn, 18.

In the end, Tri-City opted for Fiebelkorn, who was a year younger.

“There weren’t too many hard feelings,” Lee-Knight said of his dismissal in September. “Going back was hard at first, but I think it boosted my confidence. I got a call last Wednesday asking if I would come back. I was in a pretty good spot with my Junior A team and playing a lot. But this is a pretty special opportunity, and I jumped at it. I like the guys here a lot, and that motivated me to come back.”

Fiebelkorn, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, appeared in just two games before he left the team after last Saturday’s game against Kamloops, citing personal reasons.