Tuesday, June 2, 2009

***UPDATED*** Cents-Prince George-Burnaby Trade:

Cents head coach and GM Joey Bouchard has confirmed that the team has acquired F Thomas Hardy (91) from the Burnaby Express.

The way the trade breaks down is that Merritt picked up F RJay Berra (90) from Prince George as the future considerations to complete the deal that sent F Alex Goodship (89) to the Spruce Kings in January. Bouchard then flipped Berra to the Express for Hardy.

It looks like not a bad deal from the Centennials point of view as they not only get F Michael Nardi (89) from PG, but now a young forward with potential in Hardy from Burnaby for a player that had locked up a scholarship and wasn't going to return next season.

Hardy didn't post a lot of points with the Express this past season (3g, 5a in 30 games) after joining them midway through the year from the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PIJHL, but he did put up 35 points (15g, 20a) and 69 PIM in 40 games during the 2007-08 season with the West Valley Hawks of the BC Major Midget League.

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***UPDATE***

Here's Bouchard on the deals:
Cents coach and GM Joey Bouchard

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