Vernon Vipers GM and Head Coach Jason Williamson made a move Wednesday to not only help solve his glut of returnees, but also 20-year-old players on his roster for 2013-14.
The Vipers traded defenseman Geoff Crisfield (93) to the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Spruce Grove Saints in exchange for future considerations. The trade still leaves Vernon with Jason Bird, Liam Board, Brendan Persley, Ryan Renz, Braeden Russell, Josh Bryan, Austin Smith and Colton Sparrow as its 1993-born players heading into this season, which is still one more than is allowed under BCHL rules.
To Spruce Grove:
D Geoff Crisfield (93) To Vernon:
Neither team has released the trade on their respective websites, but the Vipers posted about it on Facebook and the Saints mentioned it on Twitter.
Here's the post from Vernon's Facebook page:
The Vernon Vipers trade Geoff Crisfield to the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations - full story on its way at www.vipers.bc.ca
Here's the tweet from Spruce Grove:
The Saints have acquired 93 D Geoff Crisfield from the Vernon Vipers for future considerations.