Thursday, December 6, 2012

Warriors And Blazers Make Deal

Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar announced today a trade with the Kamloops Blazers, coming to Moose Jaw is 18 year old defenceman Tyler Bell, 15 year old prospect Jayden Halbgewachs, and a first round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Going to the Blazers is 19 year old defenceman Joel Edmundson and the Warriors fourth round pick in 2015.

“Joel Edmundson has been a great Warrior. We wish him the best with the Blazers and in his hockey future with the St. Louis Blues,” said Warriors General Manager Alan Millar.

Edmundson was drafted by the Warriors in the 6th round of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, in 29 games this season he has two goals, eight points, and 70 penalty minutes. In two and a half years in Moose Jaw he’s played in 156 games, has eight goals, 51 points, and 256 penalty minutes. In 2011 he was taken in the second round by St. Louis in the NHL Entry Draft.

Bell, 6’2 205lbs, is originally from Regina and has played a year and a half in Kamloops, this season he has one goal, four points, and 36 penalty minutes. In total he’s suited up in 83 WHL games, has scored two goals, and has 16 points, and 97 penalty minutes.

“We are excited to add Tyler Bell, a big, solid 18 year old defenseman to our roster,” said Millar. “Jayden Halbgewachs is an exciting, dynamic young prospect, and the first round pick in 2015 is a valuable asset in this deal.”

Halbgewachs, from Regina, was the Blazers first round pick 19th overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. This season he is playing in the SMAAAHL with the Pat Canadians, in 18 games he has six goals and 12 points. Last year with the Prairie Storm Bantam AA, Halbgewachs had 55 goals and 89 points in 24 games. Earlier this year he took part in the Allstate All-Canadians National Mentorship Camp, and last month was a part of Saskatchewan’s team at the Western Canada Under 16 Challenge in Calgary.

Bell is expected in the Warriors lineup Friday when they return to Mosaic Place to take on the Red Deer Rebels.

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