Prince George and Chilliwack Swap Blueliners:

There was definitely a strange scenario in the BCHL today as two teams set to play each other struck a trade  just hours before taking the ice as opponents.

The deal sees 20-year-old defenceman Cooper Rush go from Chilliwack to Prince George in exchange for 19-year-old defenceman Caleb Thompson and future considerations.

It must have been a weird feeling for Rush and Thompson to face off against players who earlier this morning were teammates. We could see more situations like this as the trade deadline arrives on Friday with seven games on the schedule. If any of the teams in action make a deal with their opponent that night, maybe what happened today won’t seem like such an anomaly.

To Prince George Spruce Kings:
D Cooper Rush (93)

To Chilliwack Chiefs:
D Caleb Thompson (94)

+ Future Considerations

Here’s the release from the Chiefs:

The Chilliwack Chiefs have moved 20 year old defenseman Cooper Rush to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for 19 year old blue liner Caleb Thompson and future considerations. The 6’0, 185lb Thompson hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   

The Chiefs entire organization would like to thank Cooper for his commitment to Chiefs Hockey on and off of the ice in Chilliwack and wish him the best of luck in his future hockey endeavors.


05-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades D Cooper Rush (93) to Prince George for D Caleb Thompson (94) and future considerations 
04-Jan-14: Penticton trades F Anthony Conti (95) and future considerations to Surrey for F Nic Pierog (93)
03-Jan-14: Vernon trades D Jason Bird (93) and future considerations to Merritt for D Dylan Chanter (95)

03-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires F Brendan Lamont (94) from Penticton for F Mike Rebry (93).

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley acquires F Alexis Guilbault (95) from Cégep de St-Hyacinthe for future considerations.

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades F Ambrose Firkus (94) to Okotoks for F Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations.

01-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades D Taki Pantziris (93) to West Kelowna for F Ambrose Firkus (94).

01-Dec-13: Penticton trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93), D Clint Filbrandt (95) and future considerations to Cowichan Valley for F Steen Cooper (95).

01-Dec-13: Coquitlam trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93) to Penticton for future considerations.

Trades Made: 9
Trades Made Within BCHL: 7
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 2
Players: 15
Future Considerations: 7

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