Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has traded 19-year-old Defenseman Jeff Hubic to the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With Tanner Faith coming back this weekend from his injury we would have had eight defensemen on our active roster. As a three year player in this League we did not feel comfortable with Jeff being in and out of our line-up on a regular basis. Tri-Cities is down to five healthy defensemen and this trade will give Jeff an opportunity to continue his WHL career with the Americans. We wish Jeff all the best in Tri-Cities,” added Chynoweth.
As a result of today’s transaction the ICE are now carrying 22 players, including two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards.
The next home action for the ICE will be when they host the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champions, Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Kootenay ICE office or by calling 250-417-0322.