The final moves of the day include the release of two veteran players from the Bruins’ roster in Devon Cyr and CJ Corazzin. The moves were necessary to get the Bruins down to 24 roster players before the deadline.
Cyr (5’10, 155lbs) joined the Bruins in an offseason trade and made an immediate impact in the Bruins’ lineup, scoring the team’s first goal of the 2019/20 season. Cyr dressed in 17 games tallying six points (5G, 1A) which was highlighted by a hat trick during the Bruins’ 10-2 win over Melville on October 9th. For his SJHL career, Cyr has scored 40 points (25G, 15A) in 97 games with the Kindersley Klippers and Estevan Bruins.
Corazzin (6’0, 185lbs) also joined the Bruins in an offseason trade and was one of two (’99) Bruins’ defencemen on the roster for the start of the season. Corazzin dressed in 21 games tallying six points (3G, 3A) including a three-game point streak (2G, 1A) from Nov. 19th – 22nd. For his junior career, Corazzin has scored 31 points (9G, 22A) in 113 games with the Winkler Flyers (MJHL), in the NCDC, and with the Estevan Bruins.
#2 – Bruins trade (’00) forward KOLTON LESLIE to the Portage Terriers (MJHL) in exchange for a Player Development Fee (PDF).
Leslie (6’0, 180lbs) has tallied four points (2G, 2A) in 21 games this season for the Bruins. The 19-year-old forward was in his second season for Estevan after putting up ten points (3G, 7A) and one assist in 5 playoff games.
Leslie will be joining the Portage Terriers who are hosting the 2020 Centennial Cup, the National Junior A Championship. At the time of the trade, Portage is sitting in 1st place in the MJHL standings with a (20-7-1-0) record.
The Estevan Bruins wish to sincerely thank Kolton for all his contributions on and off the ice while in our community. Kolton was an excellent role model for young Bruins’ fans in Estevan and area and represented the club with great pride. We wish Kolton the best of luck in Portage!
#1 – Bruins acquire (’01) forward ERIK BOERS from the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) in exchange for future considerations.
Boers (6’4, 235lbs) has tallied five points (3G, 2A) in 17 games this season for Camrose. The 18-year-old played Midget AAA last season with the St. Albert Raiders (with current Bruins’ forward Brady Nicholas), scoring 28 points (15G, 13A) in 33 games and adding 10 points (4G, 6A) in 11 playoff games as St. Albert lost in the league final. St. Albert also claimed the championship at the annual Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament in Calgary.
December 1st is one of the important dates each season on the calendar for teams in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and all Junior A hockey across Canada.
From the start of the season until December 1st, teams are allowed to carry more than 25 players. However, only 25 players can be “active” at any one time. As of this date, all teams must cut down to 25 roster players in total. Trades and transactions are still allowed after December 1st.
The final roster cut-down date is January 10th, where all teams must cut down to 23 roster players in total for the remainder of the season and playoffs. No more trades are allowed after January 10th and the 23 players remaining (along with Affiliated Players playing in levels below Junior A) are the only players still eligible to play with that team for the remainder of the season and playoffs.
In 2019/20, the Estevan Bruins will be making multiple moves as they had more than 25 players on the roster as of November 30th. Below is the full list of trades and transactions made to get to the roster limit.
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