Birds Add Defensive Depth with Cam Ison Signing


The Carolina Thunderbirds have added depth to their defensive core for the stretch run of the season, and added more to the roster's mixture of youth, speed and veteran savvy.

Defenseman Cam Ison joins the Thunderbirds after just finishing his third season of junior hockey in the GMHL with the St. George Ravens.

Since Ison is joining the club straight from the junior ranks, the FPHL's minimum games played requirement is amended in his case. He will only have to appear in 5 regular season games in order to be playoff roster eligible, as opposed to the regular minimum of 15.

"Cam adds a lot to our defensive group", said head coach Garrett Rutledge. "He adds to the youth and speed of our group and brings skill from multiple years of high-level junior hockey. He's got great hockey IQ and is a good puck handler."

In 92 games over three seasons with St. George, Ison notched 47 points (11 goals, 36 assists). He also appeared in 18 GMHL playoff games with the Ravens, picking up 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in postseason play.

Ison will wear #5.