Friday, September 28, 2007

Huge Deal! Broncos Land Dansereau, Felde

In what is Broncos Head Coach and G.M. Dean Chynoweth's biggest move since taking over four years ago, the Broncos have hooked up with the Calgary Hitmen and the Tri City Americans in a major three-way deal.

The Broncos have sent 19 year-old forward Kyle Bortis and 18 year-old defenseman Paul Postma to Calgary for 19 year-old forward Keegan Dansereau and 18 year-old defenseman Brett Plouffe. The Broncos then traded Plouffe to Tri City to acquire 20 year-old forward Erik Felde.

The Broncos offense has just received a major overhaul and in the process they solve a log jam on defense to get down to seven d-men. They also part with two former first round bantam picks. Bortis in (2003) and Postma (2004).

Here's the info on the two players they've acquired:

Erik Felde

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 pounds
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Shoots: Left Handed
Hockey Age: 20
Acquired: Listed Player, September 2005
Notes: Career Stats
Sea Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
06-07 Tri-City WHL 72 24 28 52 38

Keegan Dansereau

5'11" 201

Born: Jan 1/88

Saskatoon, SK

Right Wing

WHL stats last season:

GP: 71, Goals: 28, Assists: 31, Pts: 59, PIMS: 64

Dean Chynoweth again is part of another major deal and these are not easy to pull off, especially a three way deal in this case. It's tough to watch a couple of good guys like Kyle and Paul go. Best of luck to both. I've enjoyed both of them over the years. Kyle was coming on our morning show as a 15 year-old after being drafted and winning the Telus Cup with the Saskatoon Contacts. I've seen him grow up over the years. Paul always had a smile and his parents John and Janet are one of the nicest families in hockey.

Not sure if Erik Felde and Dansereau will be in the line-up tonight in the 'Hat. Perhaps only Dansereau, we will wait and see.

This also now give the Broncos four 20 yr olds, one over the limit. They can however carry four until October 11th. So something will need to be done between Brady Leavold, R.J. Larochelle, and Mike Wilson.

I'll have all the details on the pre-game show along with Dean's comments tonight in Medicine Hat. 7pm pre-game, 7:30 play-by-play.

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