With the January 10th trade deadline looming, Tigers Head coach and GM, Greg Leland has been busy bolstering his team with more additions both to the team’s forward ranks and to the corps of blue liners. First there was the addition of Kyle Petten from the Halifax Mooseheads and, in a recent move, Leland has brought veteran defenceman, Brendan Bornstein from the Grand Fall Rapids into the Tiger fold. Bornstein began his MHL career in 2015 with the Woodstock Slammers and had the opportunity to play in the Fred Page Cup that season. The offensive-minded defenceman quickly became a team leader and took on the responsibilities of team captain for both the Slammers and later, the Rapids after the franchise was moved upriver to Grand Falls. In return for the much sought-after defender Campbellton has traded rookie defenceman, Lucas MacAulay, prospect Evan Jackson, plus a first round pick in the 2019 draft and future considerations. Following that, a deal was struck with the Valley Wildcats which has 20 year old Matt Warner joining the Campbellton squad. A native of Bedford, NS, Warner was drafted by Woodstock in 2015, played a season with Yarmouth and then moved on to the Wildcats. With the struggling Valley squad, Warner recorded 26 points last season and has already notched 7 goals and 13 helpers in 27 games in the 2018-19 campaign . In return for Warner, Valley will receive for the rights to Matt Ellis, a conditional 4th round draft pick in the 2019 draft and future considerations.
It is expected that all the new Tigers will be in the line- for this Friday’s match versus Summerside. Come be part of the crowd that welcomes these fine athletes to the team and to our area.