Kootenay ICE trades for size and experience, bringing roster to 23
Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, recently announced the Club has acquired two new players, the first being 18-year-old Forward Austin Vetterl from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for 1995 born prospects Kyle Krabben (Defenseman) and Douglas Morris (Forward).
“With our injuries and the departure of our captain, our line up is very depleted heading in to the three games this weekend. Austin will bring much needed experience to a roster that is currently the youngest in the WHL. We are hoping for him to play significant minutes in all key situations,” added Chynoweth.
Austin Vetterl was born on February 2, 1994 in Surrey, BC. This 5’11”, 180 pound centre shoots right-handed.
The club has also traded for 19-year-old Forward Zach McPhee from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With our need to add bodies to our roster we felt Zach would be a great fit. He is a veteran player who will bring size and versatility to our line up with his ability to play both centre and right wing,” added Chynoweth.
Zach McPhee was born on March 5, 1993 in Vernon, BC. He is 6’4”, 200 pounds and shoots right.
As a result of the transaction, the ICE have 23 players on their roster, including two goalies, seven defensemen and 14 forwards. Of those players, there are two 1992 born players, four 1993 born players, seven 1994 born players, eight 1995 born players and two 1996 born players.
The next home action for the ICE will be on Saturday, November 10 as they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Kootenay ICE Office or by calling 250-417-0322.