Thursday, January 10, 2013


Press Release

Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has traded 19-year-old Forward Erik Benoit to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

"Erik came to us a few months ago and requested a trade.  This caught us off guard as we had no intention of trading him.  Ideally we would have liked to acquire a player in return, but our options were very limited.  We wish Erik all the best with the Blades.” added Chynoweth

As a result of today's transaction, the ICE have 20 players on their roster and  eight picks in the first five rounds of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft including one in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds, and four in the 5th round.

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