Leading up to Thursday night's roster deadline
It was a busy day for the Summerside Western Capitals leading up to Thursday’s 10 p.m. roster deadline.
The Caps made six transactions in an attempt to finalize their roster for what is expected to be a long playoff run in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) leading up to the 2013 RBC Cup. The Caps are the host team for the Canadian junior A hockey championship in Summerside from May 11 to 19.
Here is a list of the Capitals’ moves on Thursday:
-- Acquired 18-year-old defenceman Michael Crocock from the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Junior A Hockey League for future considerations.
-- Signed free-agent goaltender Kevin Bailie, 21, who put up impressive numbers in the first half of the season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
-- Acquired right-winger Luke Warner from the Bridgewater Lumberjacks of the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) for a third-round selection in this year’s draft and future considerations.
-- Acquired left-winger JP Harvey from the MHL’s Metro Shipbuilders in exchange for forward Justin Thomas and future considerations.
-- Acquired defenceman Mackenzie Braid from the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL for future considerations.
-- Traded defenceman Dale Deon to the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations.
See complete story in Friday’s edition of the Journal Pioneer.