Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kootenay and Swift Current completes a trade

Press Release

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has acquired overage defenseman Ryan Molle from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for Kootenay’s fourth round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

“This trade gives us additional depth on our blue line and should take some pressure off the 1991 and 1992 group of defensemen. Ryan is a three year veteran of the WHL and that experience and leadership will be key for our Hockey Club,” commented Chynoweth.

With today’s transaction the ICE now have two 20-year-olds on their roster and are carrying 33 players (four goalies, ten defensemen and 19 forwards).

Ryan Molle will be arriving in Cranbrook tomorrow in time for practice at 11:45 am.

Ryan Molle
January 29, 1989 * Hometown: Calgary, AB
Defenseman * Shoots: Right * 6’3”, 197 lbs.
WHL Bantam Draft: Vancouver Giants (2nd Round, 2004 WHL Bantam Draft)
NHL Draft: New Jersey Devils (7th Round, 2007 NHL Draft)

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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