With the elimination of the West Kelowna Warriors from the Interior Conference Finals by the Penticton Vees, it has now been finalized and released who the Express acquired as the future considerations in the deal that saw the Express send captain Mitch Nardi to West Kelowna.
The future considerations the Express received in the deal are defenceman Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93) and forward Brent Lashuk (94).
Berry-Lamontagna will be a 20 year old defenceman next season. The Vancouver native stands 6'0 and weighs 200lbs. In 65 career BCHL games split over the previous two seasons with the Warriors he has 2 goals and 13 assists for 15 points. In the playoffs he added 5 assists in 10 games this season. He also has 51 games of WHL experience with the Prince Albert Raiders where he scored 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points.
19 year old Brent Lashuk will be entering his second BCHL season this fall. In his first season in the BCHL the 6'2 Kelowna native scored 9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points in 42 games. He dressed for 6 games during the playoffs this year adding two assists.
The Express would like to welcome Brent and Matthew to the club.
The final trade to be completed that the Express made on January 10th is the one that sent forward John Siemer to the Penticton Vees. The details of the future considerations the Express acquired in that trade will be released shortly following the conclusion of the Vees season.