Prince Albert Raiders rocked his roster on Tuesday, replacing 18-year-old forward Sullivan Stank with defender Adam McNutt.
Stanck has two goals and two assists in five games with the Patties this season. Riders GM Curtis Hunt said he likes Rapid City, Maine. The versatility of the product, and expect it to jump straight in and do its part.
“He’s a good honorary player,” said Hunt. “He can play in any of our top three lines and in any situation.” He has made a good start, so I hope he comes into confidence. He is a good young player and he should help us.
With both Nolan Allen and Caden Gahle returning from their NHL camps, the Readers had options at the back. The Chicago Black Hawks returned Allen on October 8, while the Montreal Canadians announced that they would return to Prince Albert on Monday.
Hunt said he left little room for 18-year-old Mackintosh, who had no points from four games this season, but established himself with a solid and physical game in his defense.
“He (Gahle and Alan) is going to be a big minute player for us,” Hunt said. Is going to I think it was a good hockey business for us.
The Raiders have struggled so far this year, with four straight losses to open the season, but Hunt isn’t panicking. “Fans will have to be patient as the club’s top players reunite with life in the WHL after returning from their NHL camps,” he said.
However, he also expects Allen and Gahle to be strong players on a team still looking for their first win.
“I think the most important thing is that he has a calm edge,” said Hunt. In terms of engagement, trust between player and player should be (and) line by line. ”
Reader’s Pets traded up two deals at the WHL on Tuesday. Moose Jaw Warriors acquired 20-year-old Boulevard Majid Kadura from Prince George Cougars in exchange for a seventh-round pick.
Kadura has been fit for two of the Cougars’ three games so far this season, with no points, and four penalty minutes.
Prince Albert Riders is back in action on Wednesday as he takes on the Moose Jabi Warriors in the first game of the home and home series. Pick-up is at 7 p.m.
The match takes place again on Friday in Prince Albert. Play time at the Art House Center is 7 p.m.