Saturday, August 13, 2011

Matthews to PG?

The Prince George Spruce Kings are reporting the acquisition of 20 year-old defenseman Ben Matthews from the Smokies on their website this evening as part of a slough of Friday deals involving the club. The reported return to Trail is 19 year-old forward Todd Skirving.

I have received (as yet) no confirmation on this trade from the Smoke Eaters due mainly to the fact that I am away for the weekend. But I will say from a roster composition standpoint the move makes a bit of sense, as the Smokies currently have four over-age blueliners (Matthews, Wong, Sidhu, and McEwan) on their roster. Of note, Matthews, an Alaska native, is also draft property of the NAHL's Kenai River Brown Bears.

Stay tuned to the blog for any and all reaction over the next few days.

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