Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Raiders and Ice Swing Trade

Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders announced Wednesday that the club has acquired forward and Prince Albert native Drew Warkentine from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for forward Dylan Stewart and a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.


Warkentine, a 17-year-old centre, had begun this season with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In five games with the Broncos, he has scored one goal. In 2014-15, Warkentine skated for the Tisdale Trojans in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League where he compiled 36 goals and 30 assists for 66 points in 44 contests. 


The six-foot, 185-pound pivot was selected by the Ice in the fifth round, 89th overall, in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. 


“We are very excited to be able to bring home a local kid who we believe has the ability to not only play in the WHL, but excel,” said Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt. “While adding youth and skill to our line-up, we feel this trade will also give Dylan the opportunity to play a larger role in Kootenay.


“We thank Dylan for his contributions to the Raiders and wish him the best of luck.”


On Monday the Raiders also announced the reassignment of Thomas Lenchyshyn to the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.


The Prince Albert Raiders return to the Art Hauser Centre on Friday, October 23, when they host World Junior Gold Medalist Brayden Point and the Moose Jaw Warriors in their Pink in the Rink game. Funds raised will support the Canadian Cancer Society. For ticket information, visit or call 764-GAME.


Lance Doucet

Communications and Sales

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