Bombers Add Defenseman Max Kahn
The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of defenseman, Max Kahn. The 6’0, 200-lb left shot was born June 24. Last season, Kahn played for the Boston Jr. Bruins in both the NCDC and USPHL Premier. Kahn was born in Jericho, NY, and now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Prior to juniors, Kahn attended Brooks School, where he won a prep championship, in 2015. In 2017-2018, Kahn recorded a stat line of 41GP-5G-3A-8Pts-48PIMs. Kahn made his Bombers debut on Saturday, October 13, on the road against the San Diego Sabers. He had just two practices, before the Bombers staff decided to get him into the lineup. Their decision paid immediate dividends, as Kahn scored a beautiful one-timer in his first game.
Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “Max contacted me one week ago, and we quickly arranged for him to get on the ice, as we were gearing-up for our Home Opener. Our initial plan was to hold him out of game action, until the Fresno series. However, we decided to get a game under his belt, despite only practicing a couple times with the team. He had a very strong debut, and I think he is going to be a fantastic addition to our defensive core. Picking up a solid defenseman gives us a lot of options, because we have a few players that are capable of playing forward or defense. We’re excited for him to get a full week of practice, prior to our Fresno series. It’s not often that you add a solid, 20 year-old D-man, on the eve of the season.”
Max’s Profile Page: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/233552/maxwell-kahn
Q & A with Max Kahn:
Last season, you played for the Boston Jr. Bruins. After a week with Long Beach, how would you compare the two teams and leagues?
In the past week I would say that the difference between the Bombers this year and the Boston Jr. Bruins last year is that the forward group this year is a little more skilled and it has depth rather than being top heavy. I believe the leagues are similar in respect to level of competition. There are a few really good teams that are a step above the rest of the teams in the league.
You attended Brooks School, in North Andover, Massachusetts, for three years. What was your prep school experience like?
My experience at Brooks was awesome, to say the least. In my three years there, I won a New England Prep Championship, I was able to mature as an athlete and as a human being, and I made relationships with friends that have continued since graduating, and that will hopefully continue long into the future.
In your Bombers debut, you recorded your first goal, and also laid a huge hit. How did you feel in your first game with the squad?
It felt great to be back out on the Ice again, competing at a high level. I was excited to be able to play again. Laying that hit, and having guys up and down the bench telling me nice hit, felt great. Even though I would say it was a good debut, I feel confident that I have a lot of room to improve going forward, this season, and I'm excited about it.
You will be one of the older, and more experienced, players on the team. What are you trying to bring to the group, this year?
As one of the older guys on the team, I want to set a good example for the younger guys on the team, by having good on-ice habits and by being a good teammate and member of the community off the ice.
In what has been a very quick week with the club, who are some players that have stood out, to you?
Some of the forwards on the team have been pretty impressive like Artem (Korolev) and Tomas (Urbanec), who are off to hot starts. On the back end, I think Jakob (Kåbring) creates a lot of chances for himself, and others, in the offensive zone, and is solid in the defensive zone.