A pair of big name veteran players are moving on from the Olds Grizzlys. Yesterday, the team\'s leading scorer Taylor Bourne was traded to the BCHL. Today, local defenseman Craig Gans was dealt to the Okotoks Oilers.
The Olds Grizzlys have dealt their leading scorer & a local veteran blueliner in a pair of seperate trades.
On Thursday Taylor Bourne was traded to the BCHL's Coquitlam Express in exchange for 18 year old forward Mitch Deacon & future considerations.
This morning, Olds product Craig Gans was shipped to the Okotoks Oilers for 20 year old defenseman Casey Rodgers & future considerations.
Head Coach Kevin Willison says - in addition to Bourne & Gans - the Grizzlys will also be without another top offensive player Brandon Clowes for an indefinite period of time due to a lower body injury.
The new look Grizzlys will play their first game minus Bourne & Gans in Okotoks on Friday night.
Here is Part 1 of our talk with Coach Willison about the moves.
Here is Part 2.