The Lethbridge Hurricanes remained busy in the final hours before the WHL trade deadline. The hockey club announced today that they have traded 18-year-old forward Miles Warkentine to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional 7th round selection in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
Warkentine was in his first year with the Hurricanes after being acquired in the off-season of 2014 from the Moose Jaw Warriors for Kolten Olynek. After recovering from a lower body injury at the start of the season, Warkentine returned to play 19 games with the Hurricanes where he collected two goals and one assist, along with 7 penalty minutes. The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, product is in his third year in the WHL. In 125 games, Warkentine has scored 19 points (6g-13a) with 35 penalty minutes.
Warkentine was originally drafted by the Warriors in the first round, 16th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Hurricanes Press Release:
The Lethbridge Hurricanes have made a trade with Swift Current, sending Miles Warkentine to the Broncos for a conditional 7th round Bantam pick in 2017.
The Hurricanes acquired Warkentine in May of 2013 when they traded Kolten Olynek to Moose Jaw for the 5’11, 185 pounds Centre. In 125 career WHL games, Warkentine has 19 points (6G, 13A) and 35 PIM’s. The native of Prince Albert, SK played 19 games for the Hurricanes with a pair of goals and 3 points this season, he was a minus-7 plus/minus rating and had 7 PIM’s.
“It was a difficult start to the season for Miles, hampered by a foot injury, but he worked hard to get back into the lineup and do the things we asked him too. We do wish him well as he continues his career with Swift Current” stated General Manger and Head Coach Peter Anholt.