After the dust was settled, the Bobcats ended up adding two pieces to their front end. In a blockbuster four team deal involving the Grande Prairie Storm, Drumheller Dragons, and Kindersley Klippers, the Lloydminster Bobcats have acquired forwards Braden Crone and Justin Lund.
Crone, a ’93-born centre, comes to the Bobcats from the Grande Prairie Storm, where he had 3 goals in 8 games played so far in the 2012-2013 season. “Braden is a power forward that should add a physical offensive presence up front,” said head coach Ryan Parent. Crone is no stranger to Lloydminster; the city where he played midget hockey for the Baker Hughes Midget AAA Bobcats. “We’re happy to have another local product in our line-up,” said Parent.
A native of Langham, Saskatchewan, Lund joins the Bobcats as a ’94-born right winger who spent the 2011-2012 season with the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL. “Lund is a big body physical presence that should give us some depth on our forward lines. He has a solid work ethic and comes from good stock,” said Parent.
In exchange, the Bobcats sent the rights to 20 year defenceman Brad Deagle to Kindersley. Deagle played the 2011-2012 season for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL.
Both players are expected to be in the line-up this weekend for home games against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. Puck drop for both games is 7:30 PM.
For any further information please contact Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Parent at (780) 871-0900.