Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants announced on Wednesday that the hockey club has traded 1998-born forward Gage Ramsay to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 1998-born forward Josh Bruce.
“We’re excited to acquire a local product in Josh Bruce,” said General Manager Glen Hanlon. “We’re putting a lot of emphasis on bringing in character and size, and he has both of those qualities.”
Bruce, a Surrey native, is in his rookie season in the WHL. The 18-year-old has one goal in four games with Saskatoon. He is listed at 6’1″, 185lbs and spent last season playing alongside James Malm with the Valley West Hawks in the BC Major Midget League. Bruce scored 12 goals and 16 assists in 39 games in 2015/16.
Ramsay was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft at 50th overall. The Saskatoon native scored three goals and one assist in 43 career games in Vancouver.
The Giants and Blades face each other tonight at the Langley Events Centre at 7:00pm.