As first reported on Shawn’s Smoke Eaters blog, the Cents acquired the rights to F Chad Gehon and future considerations this afternoon from Trail for the rights to F Scott Jacklin, who hadn’t reported to Merritt after being picked up from Cowichan Valley earlier this week. The Cents then flipped Gehon to Westside for F Matt Betker and future considerations. Betker looks to be a strong two way forward who has the ability to put points on the board. In fact, he averaged almost a point per game after joining the Warriors from the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks last season. I would expect that Al Glendinning isn’t done yet, and I would expect Friday’s game against Westside to be a lot more interesting now that Betker will be playing his first game against his former team. I like the deal for the Cents as Jacklin wasn’t going to report and there was no sense in adding a 20-year-old Gehon unless he was going to be a bargaining chip in another deal, and getting Betker from the Warriors for him proves that was the case.
BCHL Trades Since Dec. 26:
Jan. 10: Merritt trades F Chad Gehon, 20, to Westside for F Matt Betker and future considerations.
Jan. 10: Merritt trades F Scott Jacklin, 18, to Trail for F Chad Gehon, 20, and future considerations.
Jan. 8: Burnaby trades F Brett Vandenberg, 19, to Salmon Arm for future considerations.
Jan. 7: Victoria trades F Brett Howe, 18, to Quesnel for future considerations.
Jan. 7: Westside trades F Brett Howe, 18, and future considerations to Victoria for F Cam Reid, 17.
Jan. 7: Vernon trades F John Digness, 18, and future considerations to Burnaby for D Cam Brodie, 20.
Jan. 7: Burnaby trades D Mike Leidl, 20, to Vernon for future considerations.
Jan. 7: Merritt trades F Alex Valenti, 19, and future considerations to North Bay (NOJHL) for D Andrew Glasser, 18, and future considerations.
Jan. 7: Merritt trades future considerations to Vernon for D Steve Tresierra, 18.
Jan. 6: Powell River trades future considerations to Newmarket (OJHL) for F Justin Hogan, 18.
Jan. 6: Alberni Valley trades future considerations to Fort William (SIJHL) for F Ethan Gardner, 19.
Jan. 5: Penticton trades future considerations to Canmore (AJHL) for D Kaare Odegard, 18.
Jan. 5: Merritt trades D Curtis Gedig, 17, to Cowichan Valley for D Jimmy Geerin, 19, and F Scott Jacklin, 18.
Jan. 1: Nanaimo trades F Stephen Simms, 20, to OCN (MJHL)for future considerations.
Jan. 1: Langley trades G Wyatt Waselenchuk, 19, to Nipawin (SJHL) for future considerations.
Dec. 31: Nanaimo trades G Mark Trousdell, 18, to LaRonge (SJHL) for G Jonathan Jobin, 20, and future considerations.
Dec. 30: Prince George trades G Joe Rodwell, 20, to Langley for future considerations.
Dec. 30: Salmon Arm trades D Jordan Berk, 20, to Fort McMurray for future considerations.