Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has acquired 18-year-old Forward Austin Vetterl from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for 1995 born prospects Kyle Krabben (Defenseman) and Douglas Morris (Forward).
“With our injuries and the departure of our captain, our line up is very depleted heading in to the three games this weekend. Austin will bring much needed experience to a roster that is currently the youngest in the WHL. We are hoping for him to play significant minutes in all key situations,” added Chynoweth
As a result of today's transaction, the ICE have 22 players on their roster, including two goalies, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. Of those players, there are two 1992 born players, three 1993 born players, seven 1994 born players, eight 1995 born players and two 1996 born players.
The next home action for the ICE will be tomorrow as they host the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Kootenay ICE Office or by calling 250-417-0322.
February 2, 1994 * Hometown: Surrey, BC
Centre * Shoots: Right * 5’11”, 180 lbs
YEAR TEAM GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 Vancouver Giants 4 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Vancouver Giants 60 7 10 17 27
2012-13 Vancouver Giants 7 0 2 2 4