(Spruce Grove, AB) – General Manager Rob Sklaruk announced today that the Spruce Grove Saints have acquired 2001 born forward Bryce Anderson from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in exchange for the CJHL playing rights of 2000 born defenseman Loeden Schaufler.
Anderson joins the Saints after spending 2 full seasons in BCHL playing for both the Trail Smoke Eaters and Victoria Grizzlies and small stop in 2016-17 as an affiliated player with the West Kelowna Warriors.
In 106 regular season games of BCHL hockey the 5 ?8? ft. 160 lbs. right shooting forward had logged 14 goals, 26 assists with 16 minutes of penalties.
General Manager Sklaruk spoke of his newly acquired player, one in which the Saints GM is quite excited about.
?We think we have found a diamond in the rough type player in Bryce and he?s going to get the opportunity to be relied upon as an offensive player for us.? Exclaimed Sklaruk. ?His hockey IQ is off the charts, his passing and vision is elite and we feel that as Saint, Bryce?s offensive numbers will increase exponentially within our system and team game.? Stated Sklaruk, who went on to speak a little more about the Whitehorse, YT native.
?Bryce is not the biggest guy, however he has a strong frame, skates very well and has success in puck battles with larger opponents. The acquisition of veteran player like Bryce is exciting for our group, we feel he will play a key role on our team right away.?
Sklaruk then touched on the departure of Schaufler.
?Loeden is great kid who came here and had immediate success. That ultimately led to him earning an opportunity to play for the Oil Kings (WHL) for the rest of last season. The Saints thank Loeden for his time and efforts in Spruce Grove and wish him and his family all the best.? Sklaruk finished.
The Saints organization welcomes Bryce and the Anderson family to Spruce Grove.
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