Langley-Surrey Trade:

With the acquisition of Troy Paterson from Cowichan Valley, Surrey needed to make room on its roster for a defenceman and as a result, swung a trade with the rival Langley Rivermen.

The move sees the Eagles send 17-year-old defenceman Austen Bietenbeck and future considerations to the Rivermen for future considerations.

To Langley Rivermen:
D Austen Bietenbeck (95) + Future Considerations

To Surrey Eagles:
Future Considerations

Here’s the release from the Eagles website:

The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club announced on Saturday that the team has acquired defenseman Troy Paterson (92) from the Cowichan Valley Capitals and traded defenseman Austen Bietenbeck (95) to the Langley Rivermen.
Paterson is a Surrey native in his third full season in the BCHL. The 20-year-old has posted four goals and nine assists in 27 games with the Capitals this year. Paterson becomes the seventh player on the Eagles to hail from either Surrey or White Rock.
Bietenbeck is in his rookie season in the BCHL. The 17-year-old played 20 games for the Eagles, tallying one assist. A Langley native, Bietenbeck will now have the opportunity to join his home town team.
“We think Austen has a great future ahead of him, but we felt we needed to get a little more experience on our roster,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Matt Erhart. “We think that we get that veteran experience with Troy, but in order to add that to our team, we had to give up a quality young player.”
The Eagles would like to thank Bietenbeck for his time spent in the organization and wish him all the best in the future.
The Rivermen haven’t posted a media release on the trade, but play-by-play man Brandon Astle had this to say on his blog:
The team acquired Austen Bietenbeck from the Surrey Eagles for future considerations. 
Bietenbeck is from Langley and is a 17-year-old defenseman. He appeared in 20 games for the Eagles this season and has one assist. He is big at 6’3″, 198 pounds and is still growing. The Rivermen feel he has a great future ahead of him and are very happy to have the hometown kid in their organization.

Trades Made: 9
Trades Made Within BCHL: 5
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 4
Players: 10
Future Considerations: 8

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