September 9, 2013, Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have acquired 19-year-old goaltender Bolton Pouliot from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a 6th round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2016. The Blazers also announced today the reassignment of three players.
Pouliot has 40 games of WHL experience as a goaltender with the Red Deer Rebels over the past two seasons. In 20 appearances last season, the Calgary native had a 3.60 goals against average and a .902 save percentage.
“We felt it was important to create some competition amongst our goaltenders,” commented General Manager Craig Bonner. “Bolton has spent the last two years in the WHL and we expect him to push for playing time.”
The Kamloops Blazers have also reassigned three 16-year-olds today including goaltender Cole Kehler, forward Deven Sideroff and defenseman Cam Reagan. All three players are expected to play Midget AAA this season.
Kehler suited up in two WHL preseason games and had great numbers with a 1-1-0-0 record and a .923 save percentage. Sideroff and Reagan were both pointless in two WHL preseason games.
General Manager Craig Bonner commented on all three players: “Cole played very well in his two appearances. He does not turn 16 until December, and we feel it is important for him to play a lot this season. He has a bright future ahead of him.”
“Cam and Deven both performed well in training camp and in preseason games. We believe both Cam and Deven are integral parts of our future and will have plenty of opportunity to develop this upcoming season.”
The Blazers roster now sits at 24 players including two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 15 forwards.
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