Wings and Wildcats complete 4 player trade
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The Cold Lake Wings have traded goaltender Max Gaudet to the Hinton Wildcats in exchange for former Cold Lake goaltender Brendan Culbertson (99) and forwards Ryoto Inukai (00), and Trey Beck (02).
“Being that (Max) he’s 20-years-old and in his last season, with our record, I felt it was the right thing to do to give him a chance to contend for the league championship. The addition of Brendan, Ryoto, and Trey puts the Wings in a better position to do the same,” said Wings head coach and GM Marek Babic.
“I wanted to shore up our forwards and basically just bring in some bodies, not just to focus on next year but to bring in some new blood and change things up a bit. I think we got a great deal that benefits the Cold Lake Wings for sure.”
Culbertson began this season with the Wings but was acquired by Hinton in November. He has won his last three starts with the Wildcats, recording an impressive .944 save percentage.
Originally from Nagoya, Japan, Inukai has spent the entire season so far with the Wildcats. At 5’10”, 165 lbs, the speedy forward has 7 goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 25 games. He recently played for the Chunichi Ice Hockey Club in the Elite Junior division in Japan, where he had 53 points with 19 goals and 34 assists in 27 games.
At just 16-years-old, Beck has also spent the season up until this point with the Wildcats. From Hay River, North West Territories, the 6’1”, 185 lb forward was chosen to play in the Arctic Winter Games in 2016.
The Cold Lake Wings would like to Thank Maximillian Gaudet and the rest of his family for their commitment to the team. We wish Max the Best of luck in Hinton.
Welcome back Brendan Culbertson!
As for Trey Beck, and Ryoto Inukai we welcome them and their family to the team as well. Both are from at least 25 + hours away.