Heach Coach and General Manager Garry VanHereweghe made two moves in September to shape up his roster for the 2013-14 season.
On September 4th Coach VanHereweghe completed the first of two trades with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), sending 20 year old import forward Kelvin Walz to the Millionaires in exchange for future considerations. 19 year old defenceman Cole Berreth was also sent to the Millionaires later in the month for future considerations, which should see a young prospect coming to the Bobcats in the offseason for the 2014-15 hockey season.
The '93-born Kelvin Walz, a native of Woodbury, Minnesota joined the Bobcats as a rookie import last season and played in 39 games collecting 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points while registering 30 penalty minutes.
Born in Bowden, Alberta, '94-born defenceman Cole Berreth registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points, and 30 penalty minutes in 37 games for the Bobcats in the 2012-13 season.
“Kelvin and Cole were both fine young men that were truly appreciated by our organization both on and off the ice,” said VanHereweghe. “By moving Kelvin and Cole, we have created room to continue building this franchise with young upcoming players. Kelvin and Cole will have a great opportunity to become impact players in the SJHL.”
The Bobcats organization would like to thank both Kelvin and Cole for their contributions to our organization, and wish them the best of luck in their futures.
Doug Morris has also been unconditionally released from the Bobcats roster.