Warriors deal for two veteran forwards

West Kelowna acquired a pair of 20-year-old players in advance of BCHL trade deadline

The West Kelowna Warriors have acquired a pair of veteran players from the Prince George Spruce Kings for the stretch run of the BCHL season.

The Warriors have added 20-year-old forwards Bryan Basilico and Jake LeBrun, in exchange for forward Tanner Campbell (97) and future considerations.

Basilico is currently in his third BCHL season after spending two seasons with the Trail Smoke Eaters. He has 10 goals and 13 assists in 33 games for the Spruce Kings this season.

LeBrun will move away from his hometown of Prince George where he was the team captain, playing in 162 games for the Spruce Kings, scoring 53 goals and adding 52 assists.

“We’re adding experience and a veteran presence to our forward group, which adds some depth up front as we begin a crucial second half of the season,” says Warriors head coach/GM Rylan Ferster.

The Spruce Kings will get a very gifted, smart offensive player in Campbell, who has a high ceiling as an 18-year-old. Campbell had four goals and 10 assists in 27 games this season.

“We would like to wish Tanner all the best in Prince George and thank him for his contributions to the Warriors,” said Ferster.

Basilico is expected in the Warriors lineup Friday when they host the Merritt Centennials at Royal Lepage Place for a 7 p.m.

 

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