The Nanaimo Clippers have made a six player trade with the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
Coming to the Harbour City are Nicholas Wilson, Ethan Scardina, and Jonathan Stein. In exchange the Clippers have sent David Melaragni, Lucas Vanroboys, and Preston Brodziak to Duncan.
Wilson has the most experience of any player in the deal with 112 junior A games under his belt. He has 30 points in two seasons and posted career highs with ten goals and eight assists in 2017-18.
Ethan Scardina is the youngest player in the trade with a 2000 birthday. Not only was the White Rock product the Capitals top rookie during the 17-18 season he also finished second in team goal scoring. The 17-year-old scored 14 goals and added 12 assists in 48 games in Cowichan last year.
Speedy forward Jonathan Stein appeared in 42 games for the Caps last season and he joins the Clippers after posting seven goals and eight assists as a rookie.
Clippers coach Darren Naylor is excited about the new additions. “I’m very familiar with all of the players who will be joining us. Nic, Ethan, and Jonathan will all fit in well with the uptempo, offensive style we are going to implement this season. We believe this trade brings us players with a tremendous amount of offensive upside,” said Naylor. “These guys we’ve brought in are 100 per cent committed to the program we’re building they’re all excited about representing Nanaimo and the Clippers.”
Aside from the talent being brought in, the Clippers get younger after this transaction. Both Wilson and Stein have two years of junior eligibility left while Scardina has three.
The Clippers organization would like to thank David Melaragni, Lucas Vanroboys, and Preston Brodziak for their contributions to the team and welcome Nic, Ethan, and Jonathan to the Clipper family.
Dan Marshall interviews Coach Darren Naylor on the trade: Six Player Trade.