Well it may have been a little slow for moves to be made this off season but the Mission City Outlaws have been hard at work and have quite a few transactions recently that they are very excited about. Where do I start? How about at the beginning.
First of all the Mission City Outlaws traded Kyle Raymond and Kyle Baron to the Revelstoke Grizzlies of the KIJHL in exchange for the playing rights of Ethan Larson and Brendan Jay.
Larson is a 6’2″ 194 lbs. forward from Chilliwack who was added for his toughness. Ethan has racked up 152 penalty minutes in 3 years of juniors for the 20 year old. Larson will be the first to admit that last season was one to forget but he is very excited to be coming to Mission City for his final season of his junior career.
Jay is a 6’3″ 205 lbs. defensman who has the smarts to be a 2 way player. Jay played 41 games last season with the Grizzlies and had 3 goals 8 assists for 11 points with 68 minutes in penalties. Jay also had a 5 game stint last season as a call up with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL.
The Mission City Outlaws would like to thank Kyle Baron and Kyle Raymond for their contributions to the team last season and wish them continued success moving forward in their hockey careers. Welcome to the team Ethan and Brendan.
Since then the team has been very busy the last couple weeks adding more and more players and it started with the signings of rookies Markus Jensen, Cole Pisiak, Saheb Sandhu and Justin Bowerman. All of these players will get every opportunity to make this Outlaws team in 2 weeks at training camp.
Finally rounding off the deals this time around is the acquisitions of 19 year old Forward Landen Matechuk and 18 year old Forward Ryan Sharma from the Port Moody Panthers Hockey Club. Matechuk is a good play making forward. Although the numbers from last season don’t necessarily reflect it at 10 goals and 2 assists last season in 32 games, consistency is much needed for Landen moving forward in his junior hockey career and he will get every opportunity for that with the Mission City Outlaws.
Sharma comes to the team and is welcome addition to the front end for the Outlaws. Sharma had 10 assists in 35 games last season with the Panthers. Sharma is not afraid to use his body to open up the ice and create more offence as Mission City found out the hard way last season when facing Port Moody.
Welcome to the Outlaws family to all the new recruits so far.
In the next little while I will be having a chance to speak to some of the new players so stayed tuned to the blog.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.