Oil Barons make a splash in trades with Bobcats

Fort McMurray, AB (July 16, 2019) – The Fort McMurray Oil Barons made a splash during the AJHL offseason on Tuesday, completing a pair of trades with the Lloydminster Bobcats. In total, the two trades involved the movement of six players as well as future considerations.

In the first trade, the Oil Barons acquired 2000-born forward Hunter Lamb (Swift Current, SK), 2000-born defenceman Andrew Smiley (Calgary, AB), and future considerations from the Bobcats for 2000-born defenceman Gunner Kinniburgh (Lethbridge, AB) and 2001-born forward Chad MacLean (Calgary, AB).

Lamb, 19, appeared in 55 games with the Bobcats last season as a rookie and led the team in scoring with 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists).

Smiley, 19, was limited to just 11 games as rookie with the Bobcats last season where he recorded one goal.

The 19-year-old Kinniburgh registered seven points in 57 games with the Oil Barons last season, while the 18-year-old MacLean recorded 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 54 games.

In a separate trade with the Bobcats, the Oil Barons also acquired 1999-born forward Logan Bromhead (Coquitlam, BC) and future considerations for 2001-born forward Nolen Coventry (Calgary, AB).

Bromhead, 20, split time with the Bobcats and Olds Grizzlys last season and recorded 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) in 61 games. He added another 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 59 games with the Grizzyls two seasons ago.

Coventry, 18, registered 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 49 games as a rookie with the Oil Barons last season.

The Oil Barons would like to thank Gunner, Chad, and Nolen for their contributions and would like to welcome Hunter, Andrew, and Logan to Fort McMurray!

A reminder that training camp will take place at the Casman Centre from August 22 to 24, followed by our annual Blue/Gold Game on August 25. A complete schedule for training camp and details for the Blue/Gold game will be announced at a later date.

Season tickets for the upcoming season can also be reserved through the Casman Centre box office at 780-743-5509.