The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced late Friday night after a 4-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades that they have traded 20-year-old forward Zane Jones to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for 17-year-old forward Johnny Wesley.
Wesley is currently playing with the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League (Junior-A). In 31 games with the Eagles, the White Rock, BC, native has 21 points (5g-16a). He has one goal this year appearing in one game with the Giants this season.
Jones was acquired by the Hurricanes in September from the Everett Silvertips for a fourth round draft pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Jones was having a strong year with the ‘Canes. The overage forward in 37 games with Lethbridge collected a team-high 30 points and 18 goals – three shy of his career high of 21.
Hurricanes Press Release:
The Lethbridge Hurricanes made a trade following their win over Saskatoon Friday, sending Zane Jones to the Giants for Johnny Wesley.
Jones was acquired from the Everett Silvertips in the second week of the season for a 4th round 2015 WHL Bantam pick. The 20-year old from Olds began his career with the Victoria Royals then played for Calgary before winding up in Everett last season. In 38 games with the Hurricanes, Jones was tied for second in team scoring with 30 points, including a team leading 18 goals.
Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager and Head Coach, Peter Anholt says “Zane has been a solid player for us since being acquired in September from Everett. He’s given us size up front, he’s been a huge contributor offensively and he’s been active in the community. We wish Zane all the best moving forward with Vancouver and thank him for his hard work and dedication to us the past few months.”
Johnny Wesley, a 6’0, 190 pound left winger from White Rock, BC has been playing with the Surrey Eagles in the BCHL. In 31 games, the 17-year old has 5 goals and 16 assists. He also suited up for one game with the Vancouver Giants this season, scoring one goal.