The La Ronge Ice Wolves have made a trade with the Weyburn Red Wings.
The Ice Wolves have acquired 18-year-old forward Nolan Doell and the CJHL rights to 18-year-old forward Matthew Culling from the Weyburn Red Wings in exchange for a player development fee.
Doell started the season with the Whitecourt Wolverines in the AJHL and had four points in 16 games.
“From what I’ve heard from the people on the board, hockey operations and Galean Patterson, Nolan is a hard worker, a gritty player, takes the body, but he has a tremendous amount of skill and can put the puck in the net,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski. “We’re excited to get him back and we’re excited that he wanted to come back to La Ronge. I think it’s just going to give us some more depth down the lineup.”
Doell, a Martensville, SK product, spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Beardy’s Blackhawks and had an impressive season, recording 59 points in 41 games. Doell was selected by the Ice Wolves in the 2016 SJHL Bantam Draft and appeared in four games with La Ronge last season.
“I’m extremely excited to just get back in the lineup and get things going here,” said Doell. “I think I can add a little bit of physicality, work hard and try and put some points on board.”
Meantime, Culling is currently playing in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos.
The Ice Wolves are back in action tonight (Wednesday) in Melfort when they start a three-game road trip versus the Mustangs.
The Ice Wolves will be looking for their second straight win after doubling up the Humboldt Broncos 8-4 on Saturday afternoon at the Mel Hegland Uniplex. You can catch tonight’s game live on MBC Network Radio with Braden Malsbury. The pre-game show gets underway at 7:15 p.m.
Following tonight’s game, the Ice Wolves will make stops in Yorkton Friday and Melville on Saturday.
(PHOTO: Nolan Doell. Photo courtesy of the La Ronge Ice Wolves.)