Kootenay ICE training camp starts on Wednesday and the club has another opening on the blueline as 20-year-old defenseman Tanner Muth has decided to retire from hockey.
The decision came after advice from the team and his family.
Muth had 3 concussions last year that saw him miss 17 games including all of the clubs' playoff games.
Muth, who also played for Seattle and Swift Current, will now be able to use 5 years of Scholarships from his time in the WHL.
The ICE are now down to 2 over-agers with Jagger Dirk and Zach McPhee.