The BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors have added some size and depth on the blue line, acquiring Spencer Morse from the Vernon Vipers.
The 18-year-old defenseman played in four games to start the season with the Vipers, after spending the 2012-13 campaign with the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors.
Morse, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Calgary, is expected to suit up for the Warriors Saturday night in Trail.
“We wanted to add another defenceman,” said Warriors head coach and GM Rylan Ferster.
As well as No. 1 goaltender Andy Desautels, Ferster has brought in forwards Tyson Dallman and Jason Cotton, all of whom have proven key contributors.
Morse will be the first addition to the defensive corps. But Ferster points out, the team also has 20-year-old Jaden Schmeisser soon to return from injury.
Morse began practicing with the Warriors on Thursday, while Schmeisser could make his debut when the club heads on a Coastal road trip next weekend, Oct. 4 to 6.
The Warriors (5-2-0) will play their next four games on the road and head into the weekend on a five-game winning streak.
West Kelowna’s next home action is Friday, Oct. 11 against the Merritt Centennials.