Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Harrison Dealt to Cougars

Luke Harrison
  Luke Harrison's tenure with the Brandon Wheat Kings lasted 19 days.

  The club dealt the 20-year old forward to the Prince George Cougars Wednesday for a ninth round pick in the 2016 Bantam Draft, allowing the Wheat Kings to get back down to the WHL maximum of three 20-year old players in Tim McGauley, Colton Waltz and Macoy Erkamps.

  "Luke was as advertised," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on Wednesday, "We described him as a real honest, hard-working two-way player and I think that's exactly what he was in the six games that he played here."

  Harrison had two goals in six games with Brandon, and has four goals in 17 games with the Wheat Kings, Kamloops and Spokane this year.

  The Cougars become the fourth WHL team he'll play for this season.

  "Luke knew when we got him that this could happen.  As we talked about at the time (we acquired Harrison), who knows what changes around the league by then," added McCrimmon, "During that time, Prince George had an opening and he's going to get a chance to go there and contribute.  He helped us during his time here and gets a new opportunito for him to play in the league."

  Harrison's departure not only leaves Brandon with the WHL maximum of three 20-year old players, but it also leaves the Wheat Kings with 23 players on their roster -- 14 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders.

  Brandon returns to action Friday when they open a two-game Alberta road trip in Lethbridge (7:30 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

Chaff...Brandon Wheat Kings' F Nolan Patrick visited Branstone Financial Strategies Wednesday afternoon to deliver his Team WHL jersey.  The jersey was put up for auction Friday in support of the Braden Pettinger Fund, with Branstone Financial submitting the winning bid of $5,500.  Below is a picture of Nolan Patrick with Kevin Martin of Branstone Financial.

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