Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay talks to reporters following the Western Hockey League team’s season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Photograph by: Kim Stallknecht, PNG
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Giants acquired three players Monday as they prepare to open their 2012-13 Western Hockey League Friday against the Victoria Royals.
Obviously not satisfied with a one win in six pre-season outings, general manager Scott Bonner dealt a 2014 sixth-round bantam draft pick to the Edmonton Oil Kings for 18-year-old forward Tristan Sieben. He also sent a pair of draft picks to the Kelowna Rockets for 18-year-old forward Tanner Moar and 17-year-old defenceman Stewart Coyle, surrendering a fourth-round pick in 2014 and a sixth-round pick in 2015.
Sieben, a native of Edmonton, is listed at 5-9 and 187 pounds and was a member of last year's WHL champion Oil Kings. He collected 14 points in 34 appearances.
Moar is a 6-3, 180-pounder from Saskatchewan who had eight points in 65 games with Kelowna last year while Coyle played junior B last year in his hometown of Sicamous. Coyle is listed at 6-2 and 185.
“In Tristan, we acquired a player from an elite program who brings an excellent work ethic and will add to our depth up from,” Bonner said in a release. “We felt Tanner is a big, strong guy who could add a different element to our forward group as it became apparent through the exhibition season that we were lacking some grit. And, in Stuart, we acquired a young, raw defensive prospect who has some offensive upside.”
Monday's moves brings the Giants' roster to 29 so some deletions are expected in the coming days.
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