Timberwolves acquire pair from Blazers

by Scott Ludwig

Hinton Timberwolves are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Jamahl Eakett and Brayden Harper in a player trade this week with the Bellingham Blazers. In return Hinton send the playing rights of Deva Shahi, Riley Keyes and future considerations to Bellingham.

At the center of the deal is Eakett, a 20-year old forward who scored 53 goals in 52 games last season with the Blazers. His 121 points was fifth best among all WSHL scorers.

Edmonton native Brayden Harper has one year of Junior experience playing 49 games in 2018-19 for Bellingham. The 19-year old scored six goals and 11 assists during his rookie campaign.

Head coach Jeff Richard is excited to have the pair join the roster, "we feel they are both players are  going to add depth to our already experienced, capable core group."

Defenseman Shahi returns to the Blazers where he began his Junior career in 2017. He was acquired by Hinton in January playing the final 24 games of the season.

18-year old prospect Keyes suited up for 34 games in Hinton last season scoring nine goals, 26 assists.

The Timberwolves are preparing for their first season in the Western States Hockey League. Open tryouts are scheduled for August 30-September 1.

For more information contact our head coach Jeff Richards.