Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Two Wolves Head to SAIT

It's always a pleasure to talk about graduating players moving on in their hockey careers, even better when they're headed to my former school, SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology).

Weisensel accepts award
Matt Weisensel and Pat Tran are off to Calgary to join former Ice Wolves Adam Bartko (G) and Nolan Souchotte (F) with the once four-time defending champion Trojans.

Weisensel becomes the second Wolves' Captain in as many years to suit up for SAIT in the ACAC (Souchotte being last year's addition).  Weisensel was the Ice Wolves award winner for Top Defenceman as well as co-winner of the Most Dedicated Award.  Weisensel had 26 points (4G, 22A) in 56 games for La Ronge last season and added four points in seven playoff games.

Tran accepts award

Tran joined the Wolves ahead of the 2011-12 season in a deal with the Humboldt Broncos.  He added a strong veteran presence to the Wolves and was one of the team's top two-way forwards and penalty killers.  He suited up in every game during the Ice Wolves' season notching 13 goals and 15 assists during the regular season and chipping in with a pair of assists in the playoffs.  Tran was the Wolves' winner of the Award for Sportsmanship and Dedicated play.

Congratulations to both of you on joining the Trojans, and good luck in the coming season!

In some other Ice Wolves news, the team is holding a "Jail and Bail" on Friday.  Pay some money and you can lock someone up for a while.  Or get yourself arrested and skip out on some work, whatever works.

Here's the poster:

In addition to the Jail and Bail, the team's Annual Spring Golf Tournament is quickly approaching.

Here are the details:

The off-season really gets going in June when teams submit their cards for 2012-13 so we should see some futures deals completed and announced.  The Wolves were involved in a couple of 'Futures' deals last season, though it's not known if there will be players headed the other way in those deals.  When I know the details you'll know the details.


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