FORT McMURRAY, AB (October 20, 2014) – The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have acquired 1996-born forward Isaac Ceh (Chicago, Ill.), the team announced today.
The Barons also traded 1996-born forward Kaiden Jones (Regina, Sask.) to the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations.
Ceh is a 5’11”, 190 lb right wing who began last season with the Chicago Mission Under-18 team in the United States’ High Performance Hockey League (HPHL), scoring 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in 17 games, before moving on to the Detroit Belle Tire major midget team, where he recorded 22 points (14 goals, 8 assists) in 18 games.
“Our connections described Isaac as a real smart player, and a hard-working kid with some skill,” said Oil Barons head coach and general manager Curtis Hunt. “He’s a right-handed shot and right-winger as well, and had a great camp in the QMJHL with Saint John this year.”
“We’ve had players like Jetlan Houcher, Mitch Vanderlaan, and Shawn Weber playing on their off-wings most of this season; and any time we can put guys onto their strong sides, it’s much easier to get the puck out of their own zone,” he added. “It will open up opportunities to attack wide on the wall, and generate more offence from there because our forwards can protect the puck better.”
Ceh joined the Oil Barons today for his first practice with the team. He had played in six games earlier this season with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in Texas.
“Adding Isaac will help us create more balance on our forward lines, and we expect him to jump right in,” Hunt concluded.
Jones had recorded 4 penalty minutes in 14 games this season with the MOB. The organization would like to thank Kaiden for his service and wish him the absolute best of luck in Virden.
The Oil Barons’ next home game is on Halloween Night when they host their archrivals, the Spruce Grove Saints, at 8 PM at the Casman Centre on Friday, October 31st. Fans are encouraged to show up in costume for a chance at great prizes. Tickets are available at the Casman Centre box office, online at tickets.oilbarons.com, or by phone at 780 743 5509.