Vancouver Giants trade for three players after poor WHL pre-season

 

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

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

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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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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.
 

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 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.
Vancouver Giants co-owner Pat Quinn 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.
Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay answers reporters’ questions at the Western Hockey League team’s season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Vancouver Giants forward Marek Tvrdon adjusts the Vancouver Canucks, circa 1946, uniform that was unveiled at the Western Hockey League Giants’ season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The Giants will wear the retro uniforms at their season opener on Friday in honour of that Canucks team, which is to be inducted Thursday into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Vancouver Giants majority owner Ron Toigo at the Western Hockey League team’s season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay answers media questions following the Western Hockey League team’s season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Vancouver Giants majority owner Ron Toigo at the Western Hockey League team’s season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Vancouver Giants’ 19-year-old forward Marek Tvrdon (left) and 87-year-old former Vancouver Canuck Ernie Dougherty wear vintage Canucks jerseys circa 1946, which the WHL Giants will wear at their home opener on Friday. Dougherty as well as former teammate, Andy Clovechok, age 89, will see their team, which won the 1945-46 Pacific Coast League title and were United States amateur champions, inducted into the B.C Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay is flanked by former Vancouver Canuck Ernie Dougherty (left) and Giants forward Marek Tvrdon (right) during the Western Hockey League Giants’ season-introductory news conference at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Victoria Royals' Logan Nelson (left) fights for the puck with the Vancouver Giants' Brett Kulak during their WHL pre-season game on Saturday in Victoria. The two teams open their regular season schedule against each other on Friday at the Pacific Coliseum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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