The Victoria Cougars have traded 1999-born defenseman Alexander Benger to the Peninsula Panthers in exchange for 1999-born forward Marshall Brown.
After finishing sixth in the VIJHL with 145 goals, Victoria acquired some much needed scoring in Brown who has the potential of being a top-10 scorer.
“Obviously at the conclusion of last season, our staff agreed we needed to add some high-end talent up front,” Cougars associate coach Brody Coulter said. “Marshall is a kid who has produced at our level for a number of years now. As a veteran in our lineup this season, we are looking forward to seeing just how good he can be.”
Brown amassed 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points in 49 games last year.
In Benger, Peninsula adds a big defenseman with a heavy shot.
“We could not be happier with the production that Alexander brought to our organization last season. He was a tremendous teammate with a strong work ethic and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward,” Coulter said.
Preparations for next season continue.
Registration for the Cougars Spring Camp, which runs May 4-6, is currently being accepted.