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Capitals busy on 2022 trade deadline day

The Cowichan Capitals have had themselves a busy last week, without playing any games as they’ve made a handful of moves ahead of the BCHL trade deadline on January 10th.

Last week the Capitals welcomed back a familiar face as Adam Grenier was signed back onto the roster. Grenier played for the Capitals in the BCHL Pod in Alberni Valley last season collecting 3 points in 17 games as a 17 year old. Grenier was then traded to the AJHL’s Bonnyville Pontiacs in the summer where he played 18 games totalling 1 goal and 9 points. “We are excited to bring Adam Grenier back to the Capitals and the BCHL. Adam has a high skill set, is versatile and hard working. Adam will add depth to our forward lines, he is a great teammate and we look forward to seeing him back in a Capitals uniform” said Capitals Head Coach and General Manager Brian Passmore.

At the same time Cowichan acquired 19 year old forward KT Walters from the Battlefords North Stars of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations. In 27 games with the Stars Walters had 11 goals and 21 points. Walters does have BCHL experience playing 6 games with the 2019/2020 Coquitlam Express where he was coached by then Express Assistant and now Capitals Assistant Coach Sam Waterfield. In 6 games with the Express Walters scored once and finished with two points. “KT has performed well this season for Battleford in the SJHL and will provide additional scoring depth to our forward group. He is a smart player, anticipates and understands the speed of the game. KT has BCHL experience and has had good offensive output at all levels he has played” said Passmore.

Cowichan has also added depth to the blue line adding 19 year old James Bohn from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. Bohn was also part of that 2019/20 Express team collecting 10 points in 45 games for them as a 17 year old. In parts of 4 seasons with Coquitlam Bohn played 87 games, totalling 3 goals and 22 points from the back end. He was traded to Prince George earlier this season, playing 6 games for the Spruce Kings. “James comes to us in his 3rd year in the BCHL. We’re getting a mature individual who has learnt how to be an effective player at this level through his work ethic and passion for the game” said Passmore.

In separate moves the Capitals have traded 2002 born goaltender Ben Montgomery and 2002 born forward Ethan Anstey to the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations, and sent 2003 born forward Daniel North to the Chilliwack Chiefs for future considerations. The Capitals wish Ben, Daniel and Ethan the best of luck with their new teams and thank them for their time spent on the ice and in the community with the Capitals.

Photo Credits – Mijen Multimedia (Grenier), James Doyle (Bohn)