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NEWS: Warriors Complete Trade With Blues; Send Russell To Winnipeg

PHOTO: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Friday afternoon that the club has traded forward Jon Russell (’98) to the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), completing a trade retroactive to August 12th, 2016.

Russell, 19, heads to Winnipeg as the future considerations in the late August trade that saw defenseman Stephen Kleysen come to the Warriors from Manitoba. The 5’11”, 161-pound forward scored nine goals and 15 points over the course of 48 regular season games to go along with 14 penalty minutes. The Harvard University commit added two assists in three playoff games for the Warriors with four penalty minutes.

The Traverse City, Michigan native came to the Warriors from the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) where he played in 41 regular season games, posting four goals and 12 points along with 37 penalty minutes.

The Warriors would like to thank Jon for his contributions to the Warriors and the city of West Kelowna and would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

2017/18 season tickets are on sale with some great prizes to be won before early bird pricing comes to an end on May 31st! Head down to the Warriors office or call Kim at (250) 769-7051 for more details on how to get yourself a seat for Warriors hockey for next season!

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