The Chilliwack Chiefs raised some eyebrows around the BCHL earlier this week when they added 20-year-old goaltender Keith Hamilton to their roster, but he wasn't there for long.
Hamilton, who has played the last two seasons in the WHL was released by the Victoria Royals last month and headed to the QMJHL where he tried out for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He was released from that tryout and found himself looking for a place to play.
The Chiefs held Hamilton's junior A rights after they and Austin Plevy were traded by Merritt to Chilliwack in the deal that saw Derek Huisman join the Centennials earlier this summer. With Mitch Gillam and Josh Halpenny solidified as the Chiefs two netminders, I figured a trade with Hamilton involved was in the works and there was - as he was dealt this week to the AJHL's Okotoks Oilers for future considerations.
Neither team has confirmed the trade on their websites, but it is listed under 'Transactions' on the BCHL website and Hamilton made his debut for Okotoks tonight, making 32 saves in a 6-1 win over Sherwood Park.
To Okotoks Oilers:
G Keith Hamilton (92)
To Chilliwack Chiefs: