by Kyle Anderson
The West Kelowna Warriors have made a move with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
In the deal, the Warriors have traded G Daniel Mannella (95) and D Jake Tesarowski (97) to Melville for the CJHL Playing Rights to G Trevor Martin (96) and Future Considerations.
Mannella, who was an off-season acquisition of the Warriors, struggled early on in the season, posting a 1-2 record with a 5.44 GAA and .812 Sv %.
Martin, is currently with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL, who are the hosts the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup.
Last season in Melville, Martin went 10-9, with a 2.15 GAA and .929 Sv %. He also played all 6 playoff games for the Millionaires, having a 2.74 GAA and .921 Sv % in a 1st round loss to Nipawin.
In a related move, the Warriors have added G Stephen Heslop (95) from the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL to round out the goaltending duo with Forbes Ploszaj.
Heslop, played 6 regular season games for the Warriors last season as an Affiliate Player, and had a 2.89 GAA with .923 Sv %. He also saw 3 playoff games, including making 47 saves in a triple OT loss to the Penticton Vees.