Kamloops, BC – The Blazers have added 15-year-old Jake Kryski and 16-year-old Deven Sideroff to their roster for a pair of weekend games in Prince George.
Kryski was acquired this summer in a trade that sent 20-year-old goaltender Cole Cheveldave to the Prince Albert Raiders. The Vancouver native was Prince Albert’s first round pick, 12th overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
The 15-year-old is joining the Blazers after playing at the Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament with the Okanagan Rockets. Kryski finished the tournament with six points in six games as the Rockets lost in the semi-finals. In 24 regular season games this season, Kryski has nine goals and 28 points.
Kryski will make his WHL debut this weekend wearing #7 with the Blazers.
Sideroff is joining the Blazers from the Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget AAA Prep team. The native of Summerland, BC has 22 goals and 46 points in only 26 games this season.
Sideroff just competed at the World Sports School Challenge in Calgary for OHA Prep as they finished second in the six team tournament. The 5’10” forward led the tournament in scoring with eight goals and 14 points in six games.
He was listed by the Blazers in September 2012 and suited up for two regular season games last year recording a goal and an assist with the Blazers. Sideroff will wear #23.
Forwards Matt Needham, Chase Souto and Luke Harrison remain out due to injury and 16-year-old forward Nick Chyzowski continues to be away with Team Pacific at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia.
The Blazers now have 26 players on their current roster including 17 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
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