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With the Canadian Junior Hockey trade deadline now passed the Kings have made a deal before the cutoff sending 2003 born forward Max Potvin to the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for 2004 born forward Remy Spooner and future considerations.
Spooner is from Kelowna and has played in 26 games as a rookie for the Smokie Eaters this season collecting a goal and 3 assists. “Remy is a player we feel can come in and have a positive impact on our group.” says G.M. Chad van Diemen “He skates well, has a quick release and is hard to play against.” Prior to playing in the BCHL Spooner played with the Okanagan Hockey Academy U18 prep team and had 13 goals and 17 assists in 27 games.
Potvin is in his second year with the Kings playing in 75 games over that span. This season he has scored 5 goals to go along with 13 assists in 27 games. “Moving Max became a priority over the last few days” adds van Diemen “He needed a fresh start and we are happy that we were able to find a trade with Trail that benefits both teams and both players.
The Kings are back in action at home this weekend versus the Chilliwack Chiefs. On Saturday it is Tla’amin Nation night at 7pm then it’s an afternoon game on Sunday at 1:30pm where you can get free admission if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank.