The Birmingham Bulls would like to announce that Keegan Bruce has been traded to the Peoria Rivermen. In return, Peoria will send Jacob Barber to Birmingham. Bruce (29 GP, 9G, 10A, 19PTS) has ties to Peoria as his father played there and he was born in Peoria when his father was playing. “We would like to thank Keegan for his time spent as a Birmingham Bull”, Coach Jamey Hicks said, “He is a great young man that we wish nothing but the best for as he moves forward in his career.”
Barber (29 GP, 12 G, 17 A, 29 PTS) is tied for first in scoring for the Peoria Rivermen and is expected to be a welcome addition to the Bulls. According to Hicks “Jacob should be able to fit right in and contribute to our organization immediately.”
In Jacob’s final season (2016-17) at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, he scored 17 goals and had 22 assists for 39 points in 28 games.