Chiefs add King, deal Chorney
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) December 4, 2018
The Spokane Chiefs traded Carter Chorney and the rights to unsigned defenseman Devin Aubin and forward Kye Buchanan to the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday for d-man Noah King, the rights to goalie Matthew Davis and a conditional pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft.
With defensemen Ty Smith and Filip Kral primed to miss a handful of games at the 2019 World Junior Championships, the Spokane Chiefs needed to add some experience to their blue line.
They did so in the form of 19-year-old defenseman Noah King. He was a listed player who broke into the WHL as an 18-year-old last season and played mainly as a third-pairing d-man down the stretch, He played in 65 regular season and 26 playoff games, totaling one goal and five assists.
This season, he he had two goals and four assists for six points in 25 games. The six-foot-four, 220 pound d-man hails from Winnipeg.
The Broncos traded King to the Chiefs for 17-year-old forward Carter Chorney. He waived his no-trade clause to go to the Broncos.
Chorney had two goals in 41 games during the 2017-18 season and has eight goals and four assists for 12 points in 27 games. The right-handed, six-foot-one, 185 pound winger was a second-round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft by Spokane.
Davis was listed by the Broncos and is unsigned. He has a 1.70 GAA and 0.925 save percentage with the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL his seaosn. He is a 2001-birth year.
Aubin is a 15-year-old blue liner who was a fourth-round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. He was named the top d-man in the AMBHL last season and has two goals and an assist in 20 games with the Grande Prairie Storm of the AMHL this season.
Buchanan is a 2001-born forward who was listed by Spokane. He won the AMHL with the Lethbridge Midget AAA Hurricanes last season and has split time in the AMHL (St. Albert) and AJHL (Lloydminster Bobcats) this season.
Harrison reassigned to the SJHL
The roster for the Kamloops Blazers is down to 23 as 2000-born blue liner Devan Harrison was sent down to the Estevan Bruins. Kamloops has 14 forwards, six d-men and three goalies. He has an assist in eight games with the Blazers this season.
Other Kamloops news involves the appointing of Niki Remesz and Matt Milovick as board members.
Three stars of the night:
- Joel Hofer (Swift Current) – 52 saves in regulation and overtime and he turned away all three shooters in the shootout as the Swift Current Broncos pulled a huge upset off, beating the Prince Albert Raiders 3-2. This was just the fifth win for the Broncos this season and the second loss for the Raiders.
- Ethan Regnier (Swift Current) – He had an assist, the game-tying goal (with only 1:34 left) and the shootout winner.
- Jiri Patera (Brandon) – The import netminder turned away 40-of-41 shots as the Wheat Kings took down the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-1.
-While his team’s 19-game win streak ended, Brett Leason netted his 28th goal this season to bring his season-long point-streak to 28 games. He has a WHL-high 61 points.