The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have traded former captain Jordan Sandhu in return for the acquisition of 1998-born forward Luke Gingras and future considerations from the Vernon Vipers.
Gingras is a veteran of three seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades. He scored six goals while totalling 13 points and 132 penalty minutes in 109 WHL games before joining the Vipers midway through the 2016/17 season. In Vernon, the Langley, B.C. product picked up 10 points in 21 regular season games and one goal in 12 playoff contests.
“We’re excited to add a player of Luke’s character and experience,” said Bulldogs head coach Matt Hughes. “He brings size and toughness to our roster along with some untapped offensive potential that we’re confident will benefit our group.”
In return, the Bulldogs have sent the 1999-born forward Sandhu to Vernon following two seasons with the Bulldogs. The 18-year-old contributed 30 points last season after being named team captain in September and is committed to Arizona State University for the 2018/19 season.
Hughes said that the move came after Sandhu requested a trade.
“We mutually agreed to something,” Hughes said. “We wanted to do what was best for him, and we wanted to do what was best for the team.”
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced on Tuesday, June 27 the acquisition of 1997-born forward Cole Poliziani from the Chilliwack Chiefs in return for future considerations.