Quinton Waitzner was added to the Warriors on Thursday afternoon. Photo: contributed

West Kelowna Warriors add offence at trade deadline

The Warriors added forwards Quinton Waitzner and Garret Worth

After their fifth straight loss on Jan. 7, the West Kelowna Warriors addressed the need for offence at the BCHL trade deadline early Thursday afternoon. The team added two forwards with Quinton Waitzner from the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos and Garrett Worth from the Prince George Spruce Kings.

“The addition of both Quinton and Garrett adds to our already deep group of forwards,” said Warriors head coach and general manager Geoff Grimwood. “Both acquisitions help in making our group deeper from one to thirteen up front and gives us more options with the lineup going forward.”

RELATED: Hometown Hockey heading West Kelowna’s way

The Warriors added Waitzner after he was released from the Broncos earlier this season. He has only two assists in 34 games, but brings size, strength, and experience to the fold. The Warriors received Worth from the Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. Worth has played just seven games in the BCHL this season and has two assists.

“We like Quinton for the size and strength he brings as well as a strong background in being a top penalty killer. Garrett is someone who possesses a ton of skill and he sees the game very well. We expect both of these players to be major factors leading up to and in our playoff push this season.”

The Warriors look to break the losing streak with a match up in Merritt Friday night.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna council gives green light to cannabis shop rezonings

Seven rezoning applications for cannabis retail stores on council’s agenda Monday

Street signs, light knocked over in crash along Highway 97

Multiple signs and a light were knocked over at the Old Vernon Road interesection

Trailer stolen from Black Mountain, Lake Country business takes a hit

Little Lakes Contracting is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a trailer

Cultural plan, with public feedback, to be presented at Kelowna council meeting

Council will be presented with an update to the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan Monday

Ben Klick headlines Westbank Country Opry

The Westbank Country Opry returns March 31

VIDEO: Fire contained to garage beside East Kelowna house

Garage is fully involved, say firefighters

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

RV lifestyle comes to the Okanagan

BC Interior RV Show returns to Penticton for the eighth year

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

‘Cowardly acts’ towards homeless continue in Osoyoos

RCMP confirm they are investigating two incidents of assault on a homeless person

Young mother dies in Highway 3 semi collision

According to friends the victim was on her way to work, to a job she started earlier in the week

Most Read