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CHIEFS ACQUIRE MOODIE FROM BLADES

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced today the acquisition of 19-year-old goaltender Alex Moodie from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a future draft selection. 

“Acquiring Alex does a few things for our organization,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Tim Speltz. “It strengthens our depth at the goaltending position and also creates a healthy competition at that position moving into 2014-2015.

“We feel Garret Hughson has earned the opportunity to be a starter in the WHL and if Alex Moodie can regain the form he showed as a young goaltender, we’ll have two capable starting goaltenders. We also expect Tyson Verhelst is ready to make the jump to the WHL, so we have good depth and competition for our goaltending position.”

Moodie, a 6’1”, 182 lb. goalie from Winnipeg, Manitoba, played in 28 games with the Blades last year – his third WHL season – posting a 4.29 GAA and 0.894 SV%. In his career, Moodie has played in 56 regular season games with a 4.19 GAA and 0.885 SV%. He appeared in one playoff game for Saskatoon (in 2013), allowing one goal on 20 shots in a relief effort.

In exchange for the goaltender, Spokane will send their 2016 4th Round WHL Bantam Draft selection to Saskatoon. 

Moodie was Saskatoon’s 5th Round (108th Overall) selection in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

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SASKATOON, SK –  
The Saskatoon Blades continue to add pieces for their rebuild as they announce a deal with the Spokane Chiefs. 

The Blades have acquired a 4th round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft in exchange for goaltender Alex Moodie.  Moodie has spent the last two seasons as a member of the Saskatoon Blades, dressing in 56 career regular season games and one postseason game.  He has 21 career wins, a goals against average of 4.19 and a save percentage of .885.

“With Alex, we both felt that it was best and that it was a great chance to get a change of scenery,” said Blades managing partner Colin Priestner.  “He deserves that and he’s going to be going to an unbelievable organization that’s going to treat him really well.  We hope he has a great season and the fact that he’s going to the other conference made a lot of sense for us.  At the end of it we’re happy with the compensation we got in the deal.  We’re growing a nice young base here in Saskatoon, including the draft yesterday, and this is another piece to add to that.”

The Saskatoon Blades would like to wish Alex the best of luck with his new team in Spokane.

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