The Spokane Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have returned 19-year-old goaltender Alex Moodie to the Saskatoon Blades.
The Chiefs traded for Moodie in May, giving up a conditional pick in the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. As part of the trade agreement, the Chiefs had the option to return Moodie to the Blades and receive back the draft selection.
The trade leaves the Chiefs with goalies Garret Hughson, a 19-year-old who has started both games this WHL season, and 17-year-old Tyson Verhelst.
“Garret Hughson has earned the opportunity to be our starting goaltender and … Tyson Verhelst will be our second goaltender,” Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said. “Alex did a great job for us and did everything he was asked, proving himself to be a capable goaltender in the WHL.”
Blades head coach/general manager Bob Woods told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix that Moodie has reassumed the starting role and is expected to start Friday in Medicine Hat.
The Chiefs (2-0-0-0) play at Kootenay (1-2-0-0) on Friday. They return home Saturday to meet Prince George (2-3-0-0).
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