Americans Acquire Prospect Scott Macauley
The Swift Current Broncos have dealt prospect Scott Macaulay. Macaulay was very impressive at last year's training camp but decided to play junior "A" in Winnipeg to pursue the college route. Here's the the Tri City news release:
KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has traded for 18-year-old defenseman Scott Macaulay from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick in the 2009 Bantam Draft
The 5’9”, 175-pound defenseman from Winnipeg, Manitoba appeared in 55 games for the Winnipeg Saints of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last season, registering 9 goals, 47 points and 118 penalty minutes.
Macaulay was named the Kal-Tire MJHL Defenseman of the Month in March and helped lead the Saints to the 2007-08 Addison Division title and the MJHL Finals. Scott is also the younger brother of current Americans forward Blair Macaulay
“Scott is a skilled d-man with very good skating ability,” explained Tory. “He has excelled offensively at all levels that he has played at.”
“Scott’s desire has always been to pursue an NCAA scholarship. We are hoping that with our connections to Winnipeg and with the positive experience his brother had with our organization that Scott will attend training camp and make a decision on our program at that time,” Tory continued.
Im a bit disapointed to see Macaulay change hands but the Broncos must feel confident he was never going to play here. We'll see if he's in a Tri-City jersey when they make their way to the Credit Union I-plex this winter.
Also, I tracked down Geordie Wudrick who is in Vancouver training. The NHL Draft is a week away. I'll get his thoughts heading into the big weekend. I'll post something over the weekend if I get around to it.
It finally stopped raining in Swift but not before over five inches was dumped on our fair city. It's been enough to cancel all outdoor sports and plenty of tee times I'm sure.
Have a good weekend,