by Kyle Anderson
The West Kelowna Warriors would like to announce the acquisition of Goaltender Daniel Mannella (95) from the Oakville Blades of the OJHL in exchange for Goaltender Scott Patton (96).
Mannella, who played the last 3 seasons in the OJHL, finished 2014/2015 with a 17-14-1 record, posting a 2.08 GAA and a .927 Sv%.
Those numbers helped the soon to be 20 year old finish 2nd in League GAA and SV%, as the Blades finished with a 31-19-2-2 record.
In 122 games, Mannella has a 53-53-1 record, with a 2.82 GAA and a .910 SV%.
“I’m excited to be joining a quality organization like West Kelowna. I feel that I’m ready to take the next step and play at the highest Jr level possible.” Mannella said recently, “I’ve also heard lots of positive remarks about living in Kelowna and look forward to joining the community and helping the team win hockey games.”
Patton was set to enter his 2nd year with the Warriors, after appearing in 20 games in 2014/2015, finishing with a 3.65 GAA and .885 SV%.
The Cambridge, ON native finished with a 10-2-0-5 record.
“We would like to thank Scott Patton for his time with the Warriors,” said GM/Head Coach Rylan Ferster, “he is a great kid and stepped up throughout the season with great efforts between the pipes. He always gave us a chance to win and we wish him the best of luck.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Daniel to the organization and wish Scott the best of luck.
West Kelowna will open Main Camp on August 24th, 2015.