Wednesday, July 10, 2013

RAIDERS AND BLAZERS COMPLETE TRADE

Press Release

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have announced that they have traded 20-year-old goaltender Cole Cheveldave and a fourth round WHL Bantam pick in 2015 in exchange for 15-year-old Jake Kryski and a seventh round WHL Bantam pick in 2014.

Kryski was the Raiders first round, 13th overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He spent last season with the Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1 team finishing with 59 goals, 59 assists and 118 points in 58 games. He was tied for the scoring lead in the provincial playoffs with 23 points. He is listed at 6’0” and 170lbs.

“Jake is an exceptional player that we are thrilled to add to our young core,” commented General Manager, Craig Bonner. “He has tremendous skills and is an elite level skater. He will be a fun player to watch.”

Cheveldave was the Blazers starting goaltender over the past two seasons. He suited up for 111 games going 70-27-3-4 and recording 10 shutouts. The native of Calgary also had a 13-7 record in the playoffs.

“With two veteran goaltenders on our roster in Cole and Taran, we had to move one out at some point,” commented Bonner. “We thank Cole for his time with the Blazers the past two seasons and wish him nothing but the best in Prince Albert.”

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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