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CHIEFS AND RAIDERS COMPLETE TRADE

Prince Albert, SK- The Prince Albert Raiders have acquired 19-year-0ld defenceman Tyler Vanscourt from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for 18-year-old goaltender Luke Lee-Knight and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Lee-Knight was listed by the Raiders in January 2011 and spent his 2010-11 season with the Midget AAA Calgary Royals in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. In 25 games with the Royals, Lee-Knight posted a 7-7-7-0 record with a 2.56 GAA and a 0.912 save percentage. Lee-Knight had two appearances in the pre-season for the Raiders and posted a 4.00 GAA and a 0.886 save percentage in 60 minutes played.

Vanscourt was selected by the Kootenay Ice in the seventh round of the 2007 WHL Bantam Entry Draft and notched one goal in 29 games with the Ice as a 16-year-old in 2008-09. He was listed by the Spokane Chiefs in June 2010 and notched 4 goals and 23 points in 57 games with the Chiefs last season.

Tyler Vanscourt

Height: 5’11”                                                       Weight: 180 lbs                             Shoots: Right

Date of Birth: 1992-04-10                                   Hometown: Corona, CA

Regular Season

Season

Team

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

2011-12 Regular Season

Spokane Chiefs

0

0

0

0

0

0

2011 WHL Preseason

Spokane Chiefs

4

0

1

1

2

0

2010-11 Regular Season

Spokane Chiefs

57

4

19

23

3

49

2008-09 Regular Season

Kootenay Ice

29

1

0

1

-5

19

Total:

90

5

20

25

0

68

Playoffs

Season

Team

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

2011 WHL Playoffs

Spokane Chiefs

16

0

1

1

1

4

2009 WHL Playoffs

Kootenay Ice

1

0

0

0

0

0

Total:

17

0

1

1

1

4

 “We are pleased to add an experienced puck moving defenceman to our line up,” said Raiders Head Coach and General Manager Bruno Campese. “We wish Lee-Knight the best of luck in Spokane and in all of his future hockey endeavours.”

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The Spokane Chiefs have acquired 18-year-old goaltender Luke Lee-Knight and a fifth round bantam selection in 2012 from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for defenseman Tyler Vanscourt. 

“This trade was dictated by our abundance of young defensemen ready to take the step and play in the WHL,” Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said.  “It strengthens our draft position, which is always important, and also strengthens our goaltending position.

Lee-Knight finished fourth in the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) with a 2.56 Goals Against Average last season while playing with the Calgary Royals. 

The 19-year-old Vanscourt appeared in 57 games last year for the Chiefs, his only season in Spokane, and scored four goals and 23 points.  He was +3 with 49 penalty minutes. 

Lee-Knight will arrive in Spokane when travel dictates.

The Chiefs also released 19-year-old goaltender Jacob Edwards.

Spokane is now carrying three goaltenders, nine defensemen and 14 forwards.

Spokane will play their final two games of the pre-season this week including Thursday night’s home game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena versus the Tri-City Americans at 7:00 p.m.

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