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Eagles and MOB Make A Deal
The Canmore Eagles and Fort McMurray Oil Barons made a deal yesterday evening which saw Riley Bodnarchuk head south to Canmore, and Tristan Kimmen head north to Fort McMurray.
Bodnarchuk hadn’t been with the Oil Barons long after being acquired from the Spruce Grove Saints early last season as part of the Ryan Conroy trade. He’s a 6’3”, 176 lb defenceman born in 2001. Last season, the Okotoks native had a career year scoring six goals and 22 points in 50 games. Bodnarchuk is better known for his defensive abilities, however, rather than his offensive touch.
Before his time in Spruce Grove and Fort McMurray, he played his rookie year with the Calgary Mustangs dressing in 47 games. However, after the Mustangs folded, he was forced to find a new home.
Heading the other way is 2002-born forward Tristan Kimmem. Last season, he played in 42 games for the Eagles scoring five goals and nine points in his first season of junior hockey. He also dressed in a single playoff game in their series against the Camrose Kodiaks. Kimmen’s will bring plenty of speed to the Oil Barons lineup.