Warriors add 2 at deadline

The West Kelowna Warriors made a couple of moves prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. BC Hockey League trade deadline.

The Warriors claimed 18-year-old forward Quinton Waitzner off waivers after he was released by the Western Hockey League's Swift Current Broncos.

They also acquired 19-year-old forward Garrett Worth from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for the playing rights to goaltender Shane Farkas and future considerations.

Waitzner played 82 games over parts of three seasons for the Broncos. He had a goal and two assists over that span.

In 34 games this season, he had a pair of assists.

Worth played just seven games in the BCHL this season. He played four games with the Vernon Vipers and three with the Spruce Kings before the deal.

He has a goal and an assist over those seven games.

“The addition of both Quinton and Garrett adds to our already deep group of forwards,” said head coach and GM Geoff Grimwood.

“Both acquisitions help in making our group deeper from one to thirteen up front and gives us more options with the lineup going forward. We like Quinton for the size and strength he brings as well as a strong background in being a top penalty killer.

"Garrett is someone who possesses a ton of skill and he sees the game very well. We expect both of these players to be major factors leading up to and in our playoff push this season.”

The Warriors now have 22 players on their roster, 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders, one under the 23-player limit.

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