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Capitals add 3 players in deadline day deal with Brooks Bandits

DUNCAN, BC – The Cowichan Capitals have completed a trade with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits, acquiring 19 year olds Quinn Disher and Ethan O’Halloran as well as 18 year old Ethan DeKay in exchange for 18 year old Davide Patella. Both Disher and DeKay are committed to Michigan Tech’s NCAA Division 1 Mens Hockey Team after graduating junior hockey.

Disher, from Fort St John, is in his 3rd season of junior hockey, playing with the Trail Smoke Eaters before being sent to Brooks earlier this season. In 92 career BCHL games he has recorded 27 goals and 67 points, including 6 goals and 14 points in 21 games this season. Last season, his first full length BCHL season he finished with 41 points in 50 games.

DeKay is in his rookie season of junior hockey, and played in just 9 games so far, but has scored 4 goals. He joined the Bandits from the Prairie Hockey Academy U18 team, where he finished with a team high 45 points in 35 games. It was 17 more points than the next leading scorer, and he scored 20 goals, while just one other teammate had more than 10. DeKay just turned 18 on December 31st.

O’Halloran is in his 3rd season of junior hockey, playing for Brooks since 2020/21, and getting his first taste of junior as a 15 year old while APing in 2018/19. In 94 career AJHL games he has recorded 3 goals and 30 points. He was also a member of last years AJHL Champion Brooks team.

Going back to Brooks is 18 year old Davide Patella, who Cowichan acquired last week from the Merritt Centennials in exchange for future considerations.

The Capitals would like to welcome Quinn and the Ethan’s to the Cowichan Valley!