Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tigers acquire Shields from Prince George

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars have traded 20-year-old goaltender Mack Shields (Saskatoon, SK) to the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Shields joined the Prince George Cougars as a free agent prior to Training Camp in 2015 after spending his first three seasons with the Calgary Hitmen. For his career, he has dressed in 106 regular season games and has compiled a record of 60-29-0-3 with a 2.85 goals-against-average, an .895 save percentage and six shutouts. In eight games with the Prince George Cougars, Shields went 3-3 with a 3.29 goals-against-average, an .880 save percentage and one shutout.

“We are very happy that we were able to find a place for Mack to continue his WHL career as a 20-year-old,” comments Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “During his time in Prince George, he conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and class. He’s a great leader, a great teammate and we wish him the very best moving forward.”

With this trade, the Prince George Cougars roster now sits at 24 players: Two goaltenders, nine defencemen and 13 forwards. This trade also leaves the Cougars with a vacant 20-year-old roster spot.

The Cougars will return to action on home ice on tomorrow nightwhen they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings for the first of a weekend double header. Tomorrow night is Heroes Night at the CN Centre and tickets are moving quickly. For more information, please call the Prince George Cougars office at: 250-561-0783.                                                                    

Dan O'Connor
Manager, Broadcasting, Media and Community Relations
Prince George Cougars Hockey Club

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Pats should have waited out for a 7th round pick from Medicine Hat for Wapple!!.....

Another very good 20 year old goalie on another team with too many overagers who want to develop younger goaltenders. 4th rounder is starting to look better and better.