Thursday, December 30, 2010

Swap with Sioux Falls Brings Anthony Day

Press Release

Veteran USHL forward Anthony Day has been acquired in a trade with the Sioux Falls Stampede for defenseman Andrew Prochno, the Waterloo Black Hawks announced Wednesday.

Day is spending his second season in the United States Hockey League. So far this year, the Elma, New York native has four goals and two assists in 21 games for Sioux Falls. A year ago, Day was the Stampede’s eighth-leading scorer, appearing 54 times to score eleven goals and 20 assists. He is committed to Yale University.

“To get something, you have to give something,” said Waterloo Black Hawks Head Coach and General Manager P.K. O’Handley. “We have a very high opinion of Andrew Prochno and his abilities. We feel like we’re getting a quality player who will be a solid addition to the Black Hawks in return.”

Prochno was in his first season with Waterloo. The St. Cloud State-committed defenseman two goals and five assists in 21 appearances. Prochno was also tied for third among all Black Hawks players with 46 shots on goal.

The deal extended a trend of player movement between Waterloo and Sioux Falls. Black Hawks defenseman Blake Thompson spent the 2008-2009 season with the Stampede. Former Hawks forward Patrick Divjak was in Sioux Falls for two years before joining Waterloo in 2009-2010. Ryan Hill, Angelo Vrachnas, and Colton Warner each spend time with the Black Hawks before later landing in Sioux Falls in recent seasons.

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