The West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce the addition of goaltender Trevor Martin (’96) to the team after his release from the Western Hockey League.
Martin, 20, joins the Warriors after being released by the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.
The Ardrossan, Alberta native is a veteran of 70 major junior games split between the Saskatoon Blades and the Rebels. Martin appeared in three games this season with Red Deer with a 4.14 GAA and a .888 save percentage. Last season was one of the 20-year old’s best as he appeared in 38 games while boasting a 2.63 GAA and a .911 SV% for the Memorial Cup hosts.
The 6’2”, 180 lbs netminder is no stranger to Junior ‘A’ hockey, playing the end of the 2014/15 season with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) where he played in 21 games, earning a 2.15 GAA and an impressive .929 SV%.
With the addition of Martin, the Warriors have released 20 year-old forward Mitchell Barker (’96). The Kamloops, BC native had 2 goals and 6 points in 12 games played with the Warriors this season.
“Adding Trevor will hopefully solidify our goaltending situation,” stated Warriors head coach and general manager Rylan Ferster, “He’s a veteran with a good amount of games under his belt both at the Major Junior and the Junior ‘A’ level.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Trevor to the community of West Kelowna and the Okanagan and thank Mitchell for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best in his future.
Martin make his debut when West Kelowna begins a three-game Island road trip Friday night at Frank Crane Arena when they face-off against the Nanaimo Clippers. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 pm while the pre-game show starts at 6:50 pm with free audio on the Warriors Internet Network and pay-per-view video on hockeytv.com.