Noebels Recalled to Phantoms
Rookie forward Marcel Noebels has been reassigned by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Adirondack Phantoms from the Trenton Titans (ECHL) according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
The 20 year old (March 14, 1992) left-wing from Toenisvorst, Germany has yet to play in the American Hockey League. With Trenton this year he has 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points in 31 games.
Noebels has been particularly hot with the scoring hand over his last month in the ECHL beginning with a hat trick against Elmira on December 1. He scored nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in just 14 games in December. He scored goals in five out of six games in a stretch from December 15 through December 27. As Noebels' scoring picked up, so did the Titans who were recently on a seven-game point streak and five-game winning streak.
Noebels was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL entry draft. He previously played Major Juniors for the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He scored a combined 20 goals and 38 assists in 62 games with Portland and Seattle in the 2011-12 season.
Noebels is listed as 6'2" and 205 pounds and is a left-handed shooter. He played for various youth national teams for Germany including in the Under-20 World Juniors Championships in 2011 and in WJC Division I in 2012 as an alternate captain. His performance in 2012 helped the team re-enter the top division again for the currently ongoing World Juniors in Russia (Noebels is no longer eligible to participate).