The B.C. Hockey League season is three-and-a-half months away, but in the meantime, the Langley Rivermen have ensured they are set in the net.
The Rivermen acquired veteran goaltender Tyrell King from the SJHLâ€™s Kindersley Klippers as part of a three-way trade that sees defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy sent to the Trail Smoke Eaters.
To round out the deal, Trail is transferring defenceman Joel Webb to Kindersley.
King is a 20-year-old native of Eston, Sask., and brings plenty of veteran experience to the Rivermen.
The 6â€™ 180-pound goaltender is coming off a stellar season with the Klippers, posting a 23-13-3 record with a 2.16 goals against average and a .930 save percentage to go along with four shutouts.
â€œHeâ€™s an excellent goaltender and super competitive, who has proven himself as a starter in Saskatchewan the past two seasons,â€ Rivermen head coach and general manager Bobby Henderson said. â€œWeâ€™re excited to bring him to
Langley as a guy who can carry a big load in goal for us.â€
Spending the past two seasons in Langley, 18-year-old Dombrovskiy dressed in 90 games with the Rivermen, putting up a combined four goals and 24 assists along with 32 penalty minutes.