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.