Sunday, 10 October 2010

Schneider Headed to Regina

The Brandon Wheat Kings and Regina Pats have completed their second trade in three days.

The Wheat Kings dealt 20-year old defenceman Mark Schneider to the Pats Sunday in exchange for 18-year old forward Dominick Favreau.

Schneider, a Brandon product, was pointless in three games with the Wheat Kings this season, and had 12 goals and 25 points in 95 games with the Wheat Kings since joining the team in a trade with Kamloops on October 14, 2008.

Favreau was a first round pick of the Pats in the 2007 Bantam Draft (13th overall) but has had trouble finding his way in the WHL.

"There was a chance for Mark Schneider to get one of the few remaining 20-year old spots in the league with an opportunity in Regina, and we had an 18-year old forward in Dominick Favreau," says Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon, "He's a guy that, at this point, in need of a change. I don't things have gone for him in Regina like a lot of people expected so we'll give him an opportunity."

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Favreau has three goals and eight points in 114 career WHL games and is pointless in one game this season.

The trade along with G Jacob De Serres clearing WHL waivers means the Wheat Kings are down to their league-mandated three 20-year olds in F Shayne Wiebe, F David Toews and D Darren Bestland.

"I think when you get to the point that you determine your three, it's a bit of a sigh of relief for everybody," adds McCrimmon, "The three involved that remain with your team and the players that aren't going to be part of your team, I think it's important for them to be able to settle in somewhere."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice to see that Coach is trying to settle the 20 Year situation quicker this year