Glacier Kings add three to lineup

Deadline Day moves bolster roster as Yetis prepare for Cyclone Taylor Cup run

On a remarkably busy trade deadline day, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings added three new players to the roster in preparation for hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

In three separate transactions on Jan. 10, the Yetis acquired one power forward and two top-end defencemen.

Brandon Halls, a 19-year-old veteran BCHL defenceman, was acquired from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Halls is a left-handed, puck-moving blueliner whose speed, skill and experience will add to the leadership and build on the success the Glacier Kings already possess, providing offence from the back end.

D-man Patrick Croome was acquired in a trade with the VIJHL Peninsula Panthers in exchange for future considerations. The 19-year-old Calgary native’s role as captain of the Panthers will provide strong leadership on the bench and in the dressing room. Croome brings with him grit, strong physical play and a proven left-handed shot from the point.

Forward Michael Pond from Oliver, B.C. was signed after spending the beginning of the season with the KIJHL Penticton Lakers. After a brief hockey hiatus, Pond is eager to join the Glacier Kings’ lineup.

Pond is an impressively strong top-end centreman with a superior shot.

His ability to protect the puck at a high level and experience made him one of the top power forwards in the KIJHL last season.  Pond will be an integral part of the Yetis’ playoff run.

Glacier Kings’ head coach Bill Rotheisler is thrilled with the additions. “Today was an exciting day in the Glacier Kings’ organization – establishing ourselves by adding three players that excel with their skill, work hard defensively and all possess superior character with leadership experience.

“These are three characteristics that are rare to find all together, let alone three examples of it.”  Rotheisler added, “We got a lot better on the ice today as well as in the dressing room.”

With Mitch Ball’s call-up to the Junior A BCHL Cowichan Captials, Glacier Kings forward Andrew White replaced him at the VIJHL All-Star Game this past Sunday in Parksville.

White’s third-period goal was the winner in a 4-1 North victory over the South. Earlier in the day, the South defeated the North 9-6 in the Prospects Game. John Gosbee of the Yetis scored for the North.

 

– Comox Valley Glacier Kings

 

 

Just Posted

Comox Legion celebrates Robbie Burns day

The Comox Valley Pipe Band Society is celebrating Robbie Burns on Jan.… Continue reading

VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice

The event was a part of the school’s Indigenous education curriculum

Valley company reaching out to women near and far

Three Comox Valley business women know firsthand what good menstrual products can… Continue reading

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents

Glacier View Lodge residents had a couple of special visitors on Wednesday… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Overworked and understaffed: More than 300 vacancies in Vancouver Island nursing

Tentative deal with province includes ‘working short premium’ to encourage hiring

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

Most Read