Caps make six deals

Jason Simmonds
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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.

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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.

Organizations: Maritime Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, RBC Capitals Pembroke Lumber Kings Central Junior A Hockey League London Knights Alberta Junior Hockey League Journal Pioneer

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • Jack Bernard
    January 11, 2013 - 09:34

    To Tim- Really easy to see why. Case of the 20 year olds. CAN ONLY HAVE SO MANY. Yes Dion was a great skater but he was the only defenceman who could have 3 points and be -4. He is sometimes defensively irresponsible. Its not an easy decision to cut or trade essentially kids so Im sure a lot of time and thought went into these. Thomas was great as well but extremely inconsistent. I cant wait to check out this new Tendy!!!!!!!! GO CAPS GO

  • Tim
    January 10, 2013 - 20:07

    Can't believe they traded Deon and Thomas. Deon was such an awesome skater to watch. Could move through the whole other line without getting hit.