The Swift Current Broncos have solved a log-jam of 20 year-olds in their crease by shipping 20 year-old goaltender Morgan Clark to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a 7th round 2011 bantam pick.
Clark was traded to the Broncos at the 08/09 trade deadline from Red Deer.
The move leaves the Broncos with 20 year-old G Mark Friesen as the only returning goaltender to camp.
Clark, the native of Dallas Texas was a 7th round pick of the Vancouver Canucks but was never signed.
News release from the Broncos will follow.
Swift Current, SK---The Swift Current Broncos’ Head Coach and General Manager Mark Lamb has announced the club has traded over-age goaltender Morgan Clark to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a 7th round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2011.
Clark was acquired by the Broncos at the trade deadline in 2009 from the Red Deer Rebels for a 5th round Bantam Draft pick. Last season Clark posted a 24-14-1-2 record and had a 2.92 Goals Against Average while splitting time with Mark Friesen between the pipes.
Head Coach and General Manager Mark Lamb had to free up some room in a busy crease. “With two 20 year old goaltenders, we have to move one of them. We hope Morgan gets an opportunity to be a number one goalie in Prince George.”
With the move, the Broncos now have four 20 year olds on the roster including: Justin Dowling, Stepan Novotny, Travis Bobbee and Mark Friesen.