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NEWS: WARRIORS BOLSTER LINEUP WITH PAIR OF DEADLINE ACQUISITIONS

PHOTO: Swift Current Broncos (Twitter)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2019

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the addition of F Quinton Waitzner (‘00) to the team’s roster after his release from the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In a separate move the West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce the acquisition of F Garrett Worth (’99) from the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Waitzner, 18, is a veteran of 82 WHL games; he played all 82 as part of the Swift Current Broncos in parts of 3 seasons. In a total of 34 games played this season, he collected 2 assists. The Victoria, British Columbia native brings an element of size and strength to the Warriors lineup coming in at 6’4 and 204 lbs.

The Warriors were not done on the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) trade deadline day. As they would connect with the Prince George Spruce Kings acquiring forward Garrett Worth in exchange for future considerations.

PHOTO: British Columbia Hockey League (bchl.ca)

Worth, 19, is an Arizona State University commit. Last season he was the captain for his high school team at Duluth East High in United States High School- Minnesota (USHS-MN) where he would amass 38 goals and 19 assists for 57 points in 25 games played.

“The addition of both Quinton and Garrett adds to our already deep group of forwards,” stated Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Geoff Grimwood “Both acquisitions help in making our group deeper from one to thirteen up front and gives us more options with the lineup going forward.” continued Grimwood, “We like Quinton for the size and strength he brings as well as a strong background in being a top penalty killer. Garrett is someone who possesses a ton of skill and he sees the game very well. We expect both of these players to be major factors leading up to and in our playoff push this season.”

The Warriors would like to welcome Quinton and Garrett as well as their families to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.

The Warriors head back on the road on Friday night as they visit their interior Division rival Merritt Centennials for their 5th of 6 meetings this season. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM. Catch Friday’s game and every other home and away game this season on Mixlr and Hockey TV. Just head to the Warriors website and click on the “Listen Live” column to get directed to a radio feed of each game.