Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kohlhauser Moved to Victoria

With nine defenseman on the Giants' roster and the potential return of Dalton Thrower from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL, it comes as no surprise that a blue liner has been shipped out by GM Scott Bonner.

17-year-old Jake Kohlhauser was traded to the Victoria Royals on Thursday in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft. Kohlhauser appeared in just three regular season games for the G-Men including Wednesday's 6-0 loss at the hands of the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Here's the full release from the Giants:

The Vancouver Giants have traded 17 year-old defenceman Jake Kohlhauser to the Victoria Royals in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. 

The Giants will receive a fourth-round pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft unless Kohlhauser plays more than 50 games in the 2014/2015 season in which the Giants will receive a third-round pick in the 2015 Draft. 

The 6'0",170lbs defenceman was drafted by the Giants in the second-round of the 2011 Bantam Draft. 

Kohlhauser played midget with the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League last season where he had 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 29 games.

Here's the full release from the Royals:

The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired 1996-born defenceman Jake Kohlhauser (coal-how-zer) from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

Kohlhauser joins the Royals after starting the 2013-14 season with the Giants. The 6-0, 185 rearguard suited up for the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA squad last year where he registered five points (1g-4a) in 29 games of regular season play. In the post-season, Kohlhauser notched three points (1g-2a) in four games for the Raiders.

Drafted by Vancouver in the second round, 30th overall, of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Kohlhauser spent the 2011-12 season with the St. Albert Flyers Minor Midget AAA team. TheSt. Albert,AB native recorded 18 points (4g-14a) through 35 games with the Flyers.

Kohlhauser dressed for the St. Albert Sabres in his 2010-11 bantam hockey season where he posted 11 points (4g-7a) in 33 games played. Kohlhauser was also named the captain of the Northwest Sharks at the 2011 Alberta Cup in which the defenceman put up a goal and an assist through five games of tournament play.

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