Vancouver Giants add a pair of 20-year-olds for stretch run
WHL squad aims to snap losing skid Saturday against visiting Kelowna Rockets
After trading away 20-year-old forwards Kale Kessy and Trevor Cheek in the last week, the Vancouver Giants added two Thursday as the Western Hockey League hit its 2 p.m. trade deadline.
The Giants acquired Brendan Rouse off waivers from the Seattle Thunderbirds after earlier picking up Jason Trott from Whitecourt of the Alberta Junior League.
Rouse, from Langley, had 29 points in 42 games with Seattle while Trott, from Anmore, had 10 points and 95 PIMs with Whitecourt in 17 games.
Trott has WHL experience with the Portland Winterhawks, scoring six goals in 68 games over two seasons. The Giants also announced that winger-defenceman Tanner Moar has “retired.” He is the second player to quit the team since Christmas. Goalie Liam Liston announced his “retirement” Dec. 27.
The Giants, losers of four straight, next see action Saturday when they entertain the Kelowna Rockets in a 7 p.m. start at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.
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