Giants Make Changes Focused on Future
In just over a month, the Giants have changed their look and it appears to be with a focus on the future. Of note, the club seems to be slowly stockpiling up on young netminders. The transactions go as follows:
October 11: Acquire 18-year old forward/defenceman Jack Redlick [6’3″, 215#], from the Kamloops Blazers for the Giants’ 5th round Bantam Draft Pick in either 2002 or 2003.
Week of October 22: Trade 20-year centre old Paul Deniset for Prince Alberts’ 5th round Bantam Draft Pick.
Week of October 22: Acquire former Regina Pat, 20-year old centre Ryan Thomas [5’10”, 200#], and former Swift Current Bronco, 20-year old defenceman Clay Thoring [5’11”, 175#], through Free Agency.
November 10: Trade right winger Joe Bitz to the Regina Pats for 17-year old Mark Sargent, a goaltending prospect.
November 10: Trade 18-year old local boy and Giants’ history-maker, centre Tyson Mulock to the Regina Pats for 18-year old centre Chad Bassen [6′, 187#].
November 10: Trade 20-year old, left winger Scott Henkelman to the Kamloops Blazers for 17-year old right winger Josh Bonar [6’2″, 175#], and 17-year old goalie Jordan McLaughlin.
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