Four players from last year's Spokane Chiefs roster were moved before this season. Now a third one is headed to his second team as Prince Albert trades D Tyler Vanscourt for two draft pick. Read on, we'll see if we can piece this all together.
Vanscourt, 19 was traded because of a glut of good young defenseman, for backup goalie Luke Lee-Knight. Now he is going from struggling PA to Moose Jaw for 4th & 5th round picks in the 2013 Bantam Draft.
First to be let go was Kenton Miller, one of five 20-year olds coming back when the Chiefs could only keep three. He was signed by Moose Jaw but a month into the season was part of a four-player, going to Calgary.
Just before training camp Brady Brassart was traded to Calgary for a conditional 4th round choice in 2012.
Just after camp it was Vanscourt being traded for a goalie and conditional 5th-round pick.
Matt Marantz, the odd-man out among the last four 20-year olds. Once soon-to-be captain Darren Kramer returned from Ottawa's camp, Marantz was traded to Lethbridge for a 4th-round pick in 2012. Two weeks later he was traded to Regina for a fourth-round pick in 2013.
Think we have all of that.
And I'm willing to be there will be some trades involving current Chiefs before the trade deadline in January. Whethere buyers or sellers probably depends on how the five-game Central Division swing, which begins tonight in Edmond, goes.
In the meantime, D Brenden Kichton has received an invite to Team Canada tryouts and former Chief Chad Klassen is the ECHL Player of the Week.