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Thursday, January 10, 2013

ANOTHER BLADES DEAL

The Spokane Chiefs have traded 19-year-old forward Collin Valcourt to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a first round selection in 2015 and a fifth round selection in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
 
"We felt that the chance to get this type of value in return for Collin made it a workable situation for us and presented a great opportunity for him," Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said.
 
Valcourt played 163 games in Spokane, scoring 37 goals and 78 points.  In 39 games this season he has scored 13 goals and 23 points.
 
"We looked at our numbers and had a surplus of forwards and 19-year-olds.  Our younger players have earned the chance to take a bigger role on this team," Speltz said.
 
Eighteen-year-old Adam Smith, who was added to the Chiefs roster on a tryout basis at the beginning of the week, will remain with the organization for the rest of the season.
 
The Spokane Chiefs also reassigned two players, defenseman Adam Power to the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL and forward Tyson Predinchuk to the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL. 

(Courtesy Spokane Chiefs PR)

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