The Melfort Mustangs have picked up 20-year-old forwards Kyle Bosch and Austin Nault from the Kindersley Klippers in an effort to solidify their offensive attack up front.
Bosch (Kindersley SK) will be leaving his hometown to finish his U21 career with the Mustangs after he put up 7-goals and 17-assists in 27-games played. Last season, he had 20-goals and 24-assists in 57-games and then added five more points in five playoff games against Melfort and Trevor Blevins says his performance last Spring was a big factor in making the decision to acquire him. “He’s a leader and has great character and determination. He really was impressive and hard to play against when we faced them in the playoffs last year and that really was an important aspect of this for us. We think he will come in here and give us some scoring but he also brings a lot of other things you want on your hockey team.”
Nault (Winnipeg MB) has 10-goals and 8-assists in 19-games this season and is expected to be unavailable until the latter part of January while he nurses his way back from injury. Nault had 19-goals and 25-assists in 57-games last year and three points in five playoff games against Melfort. “We like him for a lot of the same reasons we like Bosch. Both guys are going to give us more options up front and we just felt that we have a strong defense and we like our goaltending so it only made sense to try and add a bit more up front and we feel this trade accomplishes that.”
Going the other way in the deal are 1999 D Jake Hobson (Prince Albert SK), 2001 D Sam Witt (Calgary AB) who had played in 10 games with Canmore of the AJHL, and 2002 F Davin Griffin (Regina SK) who is currently in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars.