The Vancouver Giants bolstered their banged up forward group on Wednesday by picking up winger Trent Lofthouse in a trade with the Victoria Royals. The G-Men gave up an 8th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft. Lofthouse, an 18-year-old Surrey native, is expected to make his Giants debut on Friday night against Kamloops at the Pacific Coliseum.
Here's the full release from the Giants:
The Vancouver Giants have acquired right-winger Trent Lofthouse from the Victoria Royals in exchange for an eighth-round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
The 6'3", 185lbs forward has one goal, one assist (2 points), and 4 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Royals so far this season.
"Our team has been struggling with three elements - size, scoring and depth, due to health," said Giants' Executive Vice President and General Manager, Scott Bonner. "We feel Trent has the potential to help us address all three needs."
The Surrey native is in his third season in the WHL and has played for the Everett Silvertips and Victoria Royals.