The flurry of trades on Wednesday wrapped up with word in the early evening that the Chilliwack Chiefs dealt their third player this week who wasn’t returning to the team next season.
This time, the Chiefs shipped 20-year-old defenceman Shay Laurent to the Nanaimo Clippers for future considerations.
I mentioned during the post about Nanaimo acquiring Luke Sandler from Surrey that the Clippers were over the 22-man roster and now they are two players over the limit, so it’s guaranteed that Mike Vandekamp isn’t done tinkering with his team.
It’s interesting to note that of the thirteen trades that occurred in the last six days, eleven of them have involved players who won’t be back in the BCHL next season, either due to being overage or moving onto to collegiate hockey. So suffice to say, there are a number of teams out there looking for rental players to put them over the hump into the stretch drive.
To Nanaimo Clippers:
D Shay Laurent (93)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=44326To Chilliwack Chiefs:
Here’s the release from the Chiefs:
The Chilliwack Chiefs have moved veteran defenseman Shay Laurent to the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for future considerations.
The Chiefs entire organization would like to thank Shay 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.
The Chiefs next home game is this Saturday vs Langley at 7pm at Prospera Centre. Visit the Chiefs website at www.chilliwackchiefs.net or call the Chiefs office at 604.392.4433 for more details.
BCHL TRADE TRACKER (since Dec. 1)
08-Jan-14: Nanaimo acquires D Shay Laurent (93) from Chilliwack for future considerations.
08-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires D Mark Whiteley (93) from Salmon Arm for future considerations.
08-Jan-14: Victoria acquires F Travis Stephens (93) from Trail for future considerations.
07-Jan-14: Nanaimo acquires F Luke Sandler (93) from Surrey for future considerations.
07-Jan-14: West Kelowna acquires F Nathan Craft (94) from Langley for future considerations.
07-Jan-14: West Kelowna trades D Zane Schartz (94) to Trail for D Braden Pears (93) and future considerations.
07-Jan-14: Alberni Valley acquires F Mitch Owsley (93) from Whitecourt for future considerations.
06-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades F Austin Plevy (94) to Brooks for F Mason Boh (95) and future considerations.
06-Jan-14: Surrey trades F Brett Mulcahy (93) to Vernon for F Chase McMurphy (94) and future considerations.
05-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades D Cooper Rush (93) to Prince George for D Caleb Thompson (94) and future consideration.
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: 17
Trades Made Within BCHL: 13
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 4
Future Considerations: 16