Royals, Ice swing a deal
TRADE: We have acquired a 6th rd pick in 2019 and a conditional draft pick from @WHLKootenayICE for the rights to unsigned F Carter Loney, who is committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, & a 7th rd pick in 2019.
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) December 22, 2018
The Victoria Royals and the Kootenay Ice made a minor trade Saturday, with the Royals acquiring a 2019 sixth and seventh round pick and a conditional pick in 2022 from Kootenay for the rights to unsigned ’02 Carter Loney and a seventh round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Loney was selected in the 10th round, 202nd overall by Victoria in 2017 and is currently committed to play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the 2021-22 season. This season with the Rink Hockey Academy of the CSSHL, he has 23 points in 20 games as well as four points in six games with the Steinbach Pistons of the MJHL. With all of the rumours and almost certainty of Kootenay relocating to Winnipeg, this move is interesting with Loney being from Winnipeg.
Patera gets in against the USA
Jiri Patera replaces Jakub Skarek in the Czech net. Skarek surrendered 3 goals on 24 shots through a period and a half of work.
— Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) December 23, 2018
Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Jiri Patera entered Saturday’s game against the USA at the midway point of the 2nd period, allowing three goals in the Czech Republic’s 6-2 loss. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect is 11-8 with a 3.02 GAA and a .915 SV% in 24 games this season.