West Kelowna continues to tinker; adds veteran D-man

After adding a 20-year-old netminder, the Warriors make another deal for big bruising defenceman

Tyler Anderson is the newest member of the West Kelowna Warriors

Tyler Anderson is the newest member of the West Kelowna Warriors

The West Kelowna Warriors continue to tinker with their line-up this off season. A week after acquiring a new goaltender, the Warriors have traded for defenceman Tyler Anderson, 19, and future considerations from the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL in exchange for forward Josh Bly, also 19.

Anderson, who hails from Niverville, Manitoba, had 3 goals and 8 assists in 48 games this season. The 6’4, 200 pound rearguard also picked up 95 penalty minutes.

“We’re adding a quality defenseman with Tyler,” said Warriors GM/head coach Rylan Ferster. “He is a big body that will play some quality minutes for our team.”

Bly will be returning to Saskatchewan where he lit up the Midget league in 2013/2014. He registered 65 points in 41 games that season, while putting up 40 points the year prior.

The Klippers are also familiar with Bly, as he played one game as an affiliate in 2012/2013. Their new head coach is Geoff Grimwood, who coached the South Island Royals of the BC Major Midget League most recently.

“We would like to thank Josh for his time with the hockey club, and wish him the best of luck in the SJHL,” added Ferster.

Bly finished with 9 goals and 7 assists for the Warriors last season.

Late last week West Kelowna added 20-year-old goaltender Daniel Mannella from the Oakville Blades of the OJHL in exchange for goaltender Scott Patton.

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