The Cowichan Capitals pulled the trigger on their first trade of the young hockey season, acquiring twenty-year-old forward Raphael Gosselin from the Notre Dame Hounds of the SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League) in exchange for eighteen-year-old forward Alec Zawatsky.
Gosselin spent his previous three seasons playing for the Champlain St. Lawrence Lions of the Quebec College Hockey League. In those three seasons, the twenty-year-old amassed 111 points in 124 games, including a career-high 42 points in 33 games last year. That was good enough for second on the team behind Mathieu Gosselin’s 43 points, and Raphael finished ninth in league scoring. However, he showed his 200-foot presence, finishing with a plus/minus of +21, the best in the league. Gosselin will wear number 12 for the Capitals.
In return, Cowichan has sent forward Alec Zawatsky back to Notre Dame in the player for player trade. In 57 games split between last and this season, the eighteen-year-old totalled 17 points, while tallying 2 goals and 2 assists in 5 games this year. The Capitals wish Alec the best of luck in Notre Dame and thank him for every goal, assist and hit he provided in a Capitals uniform.
Next up, the Capitals hit the road for three games in three nights stretch with stops in Wenatchee (Friday 7:05), Merritt (Saturday 7:00) and Coquitlam (Sunday 2:00). The next Capitals home game is October 8th at 2 PM against the Wenatchee Wild.
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