The Estevan Bruins have made two trades this week, bringing in two players on the roster and dealing one away.
The Bruins have acquired defenceman Kian Calder (’02) from the Portage Terriers (MJHL) in exchange for forward Brenden Holba (’03) and future considerations. Holba played in one regular season game for the Bruins as a rookie after his rights were acquired last season in the Kersey Reich deal to Nipawin. The deal also completes the offseason trade for the rights to forward Joey Moffatt, who is committed and playing for the Anchorage Wolverines of the NAHL.
Calder (5’10, 190lbs) joins the Bruins from his hometown of Portage, MB as another left-handed shot who can bring offence from the backend. Calder played in 8 games for Portage as a rookie last season before the MJHL campaign was cancelled, leading the league in goals by a defenceman (4). Calder’s rights were traded to Cowichan Valley (BCHL) for the BCHL Hub last season but returned to Portage for the start of this year. So far in 2021/22, Calder has 2 goals in 6 GP for the Terriers. Before joining the junior level, Calder was the Captain of the Central Plains AAA Capitals and tallied 59 PTS (19G, 40A) and 118 PIM in 43 GP.
Calder will wear number 25 for the Bruins and is available to be in the lineup for Friday night’s game against Weyburn in Estevan.
In a separate trade, the Bruins have acquired forward Prescott Senger (’02) from the Yorkton Terriers in exchange for a conditional SJHL draft pick. Senger (6’2, 195lbs) brings size and physicality up front for the Bruins, and can also contribute offensively as he had two points (1G, 1A) in 4 GP so far in 2021/22 for the Terriers.
Senger will wear number 24 for the Bruins and is available to be in the lineup for Friday night’s game against Weyburn in Estevan.