Based on their roster prior to this trade, the Victoria Grizzlies were going into the 2013-14 season with all 20-year-old spots accounted for, including three in the Fitzgerald triplets.
With this move, which sees D Jaden Schmeisser (93) go from the Grizz to West Kelowna, it gives Victoria Head Coach and GM Bill Bestwick the flexibility to add a 20-year-old player without worrying about subtracting one.
As for the Warriors, they only had two 20-year-olds on their roster (Devon Hascarl and Taylor Graham) and definitely had room to add a veteran on the blueline like Schmeisser for future considerations.
Neither team has confirmed the trade, but it is posted on the BCHL website under “Transactions”.
To West Kelowna:
D Jaden Schmeisser (93)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=48816To Victoria: