FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Having been in the market for help on the blue line and in the crease throughout most of the season, the Fort St. John Huskies made a number of moves prior to Sunday’s midnight NWJHL trade deadline. The club has acquired a pair of defencemen as well as a goaltender.
Coming to Fort St. John are defenders Tanner Braid and Wyatt Griffiths. Braid is the brother of current Huskies player Austin Braid and has spent 10 games this season with the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL totalling two goals and an assist along with six penalty minutes.
Griffiths was acquired from the Beaverlodge Blades after lacing up the skates in 26 games for the club. In those games he racked up six goals and eight assists for 14 points and 24 penalty minutes.
Prior to being acquired by Fort St. John Brody Nelson split time this season between the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Golden Rockets of the KIJHL. Nelson posted an .880 save percentage with the Rockets, and a .920 save percentage with the Grizzlies.
Huskies general manager Jeremy Clothier said the back end has had its issues throughout the year and the club is hopeful these new pieces will help clean up those problems.
“We’ve obviously had some holes that we’ve been looking to fill all season. Adding the right pieces we hope here at the deadline will make a difference in how we proceed forward,” he said.
The trio of players are expected to take their first skates with the club this week at practice.