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Daily Dose of the Dub: Thunderbirds acquire Wood; Blades bring in Huber

Seattle brings in another Moose Jaw forward

11 days after leaving the Moose Jaw Warriors and heading home to Spruce Grove to play in the AJHL with the Saints, left wing Brecon Wood has been traded.

The 2000-born forward was acquired by the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for a seventh-round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2020.

The left-handed Wood was originally a seventh-round pick in 2015 by Moose Jaw.

He played in 91 regular season and seven playoff games for Moose Jaw, notching five goals and two assists for seven points.

Seattle acquired another forward in Jaxan Kaluski from Moose Jaw last year for a sixth-round pick in 2019.

Team WHL leadership named

Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman Josh Brook was named captain of Team WHL for their two games against a Russian team that includes Red Deer Rebels blue liner Alexander Alexeyev.

Portland’s Cody Glass, Lethbridge’s Jordy Bellerive and Everett’s Connor Dewar all were named assistant captains.

This quartet stands a strong chance of earning an invite to Hockey Canada’s U20 World Juniors camp in December.

Hometown Huber joins Blades

Former fourth-round pick in 2015 by the Calgary Hitmen, forward Zach Huber is headed to Saskatoon.

He was traded to the Blades in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020.

After playing in two games as a 16-year-old with the Hitmen, Huber has played in 70 over the next two seasons, totaling six goals and four assists for 10 points.

The six-foot, 192 pound, right-handed forward gives the Blades 13 forwards on the roster.

Broncos reassign another blue liner

Swift Current got down to nine defensemen by reassigning 2001-born defenseman Carter Spenst. It appears he is headed back to the Northern Alberta Xtreme of the CSSHL.

Spenst played in four games last year for the Broncos and four games again this year.

Thee stars of the night:

  1. Stelio Mattheos – The Brandon Wheat Kings center scored a goal and added three assists for four points. Brandon beat the Prince George Cougars 5-4.
  2. Jesse Makaj – He stopped 41-of-42 shots and both shots in the shootout for the Kootenay ICE and they held off the Swift Current Broncos 2-1.
  3. Ty Smith – The Hockey Canada U20 hopeful had three assists for the Spokane Chiefs as they kept their winning ways going, 4-1 over the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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