The La Ronge Ice Wolves have made a trade.

The Ice Wolves have acquired 2001-born defenceman Tristan Lambert from the Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL) in exchange for 2002-born defenceman Alex Ozar and a player development fee.

“It’s a good pick up for us, with losing a lot of our defencemen from last year, especially (James) Philpott,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski. “I think Tristan is going to give us that edge on the back end, but also can run the power play. From the scouting report – good with the puck and he plays hard, he plays physical too, which fits into our brand of hockey here to be successful.”

Lambert is from Lethbridge, AB and he tallied 37 points in 45 games with the Columbia Valley Rockies in the KIJHL last season. He also added 141 penalty minutes.

“I try to be an offensive defenceman, I really like moving the puck up the ice and getting involved in the offensive zone,” said Lambert. “I do try to play with a little bit of an edge too. I try to be a good two-way player to the best of my abilities.”

Lambert was also named the KIJHL’s top defenceman for the 2019-20 season.

He played his last year of U18 AAA hockey with Red Deer and recorded 22 points in 32 regular season games during the 2018-19 campaign.

Meantime, there’s still no set start date for the 2020-21 SJHL season, but we will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

(PHOTO: Tristan Lambert. Photo courtesy of the Columbia Valley Rockies.)