Prince George, BC – Prince George Cougars General Manager Dallas Thompson announced Wednesday the Cougars have acquired puck moving 19-year old defenceman Cody Carlson from the Regina Pats.  In return, the Cougars have sent 19-year old defenceman Art Bidlevskii to Regina.

Carlson, a 5’10”, 184 pound product of Victoria, BC, was a first round pick of the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, selected 21st overall.  Carlson was traded to the Pats last season and in 170 career regular season games, Carlson has posted 11 goals and 55 assists for 66 points, while collecting 104 penalty minutes.  Carlson has a goal and an assist in five games this year.
Carlson will join the Cougars tomorrow in Medicine Hat.


Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats General Manager Chad Lang announced this afternoon the acquisition of nineteen year old Defencemen Art Bidlevskii from the Prince George Cougars. In return the Pats have sent nineteen year old Defencemen and Victoria, B.C.  product, Cody Carlson to the Cougars.

The 6’1 200lb Biblevskii was the Cougars Captain last season before relinquishing the role to NHL first rounder Brett Connolly at the start of this season. Bidlvevskii is a physical shutdown style defencemen that has earned a reputation as a hard guy to play against and has accumulated 472 penalty minutes over the past three seasons. Currently out due to a broken thumb Bidlevskii is expected to return to play in about one week’s time.

Art Bidlevskii
6’1” 196lbs
Born: Mar 11/91
Hometown: Kelowna, B.C.
2009-10 Prince George Cougars
GP-60 G-0 A-6 PIM-170

“Art is a tremendous physical presence and brings with him quality leadership” commented Pats General Manager Chad Lang. “To be a captain at 18 years old is a testament to his overall character.”

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