Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the club has traded 20-year-old Forward Elgin Pearce to the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With us having four 20-year-old players we knew we had to get down to
the League maximum of three prior to the 20-year-old deadline on October
11th. With numerous 1992 born players eligible to return for their
overage season we wanted to ensure Elgin had the opportunity to play his
final season in the WHL. We would like to thank Elgin for his three
years with our Hockey Club and wish him all the best in Medicine Hat,”
A little surprised at the move myself, This Leaves Kale Kessy, Elgin Pearce, Alex Theriau, and Derek Ryckman fighting for the last 3 spots. With the Recent acquisitions of Ryckman and Pearce I'm wondering if Kale Kessy or Alex Theriau have played their last game as a Tiger.
Edit: It looks like Kale Kessy may be expected to move up to the AHL/ECHL.
Pearce scored 21 goals and added 14 assists for 35 points in 69 games last year for Kootenay.