Spruce Kings add players to complete deals
The Prince George Spruce Kings announced two player acquisitions for the 2011-12 season last week.
Dylan Tappe and Josh Bryan complete the future considerations portion of a pair of deals the Spruce Kings made at the Jan. 10 trade deadline.
Tappe stands five-foot-10 and weighs 175 pounds, and is a 1992-born forward from Spokane, Wash., who completes the deal which saw 1990-born forward Nic DeSousa join the Trail Smoke Eaters. As a B.C. Hockey League rookie in 2010-11, Tappe recorded five goals and 17 points in 45 regular-season games for the Smoke Eaters. He added one goal in seven playoff games for Trail.
“We’re excited to acquire a player like Dylan for our organization,” Spruce Kings general manager Mike Hawes stated in a press release. “Dylan is a hard-working skilled forward with tremendous offensive abilities and will be able to play in all situations for us next season.”
A 1993-born Sidney native who’s listed at six-foot-two and 195 pounds, Bryan previously suited up close to home as a BCHL rookie on the Victoria Grizzlies this past season. Bryan, a defenceman, completes the Jan. 10 deal for 1990-born blue liner Justin Fillion.
Hawes stated in the release that Bryan brings size and versatility that’ll help the Spruce Kings on their back end.
Main camp for the Spruce Kings’ 2011-12 campaign, the franchise’s 40th season, gets underway on Aug. 26.