Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has traded 19-year-old defenseman Wil Tomchuk to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a conditional 2015 Bantam Draft pick.
Following today’s move, Tri-City’s roster now sits at 25 players, including 16 forwards, 7 defenseman and 2 goaltenders.
A 6’2 185-pound defenseman from Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Tomchuk was originally listed by Tri-City in April of 2012, coming over from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. This season, his second in the league, Tomchuk has appeared in 25 games, while missing the last 14 with an upper body injury. In all, Tomchuk has played in 90 WHL games, recording 1 goal, 4 points and 61 penalty minutes.
“This move will give Wil an opportunity to play in the league as an overage next season,” explained Tory. “We wish Wil all the best in Prince George this season and thank him for his contributions to our club.”
Winners of two of their last three games, the Americans now host a home-and-home doubleheader with the division rival Everett Silvertips. Before hosting the ‘Tips on Saturday at the Toyota Center, Tri-City will first travel to Comcast Arena for a 7:35 p.m. face-off on Friday. Fans can catch all the action live, via WHL Live, at the Americans’ official home away from home, Kimo’s in Richland.