Bearcats announce four trades

The Truro Bearcats have announced a series of trades involving the Edmundston Blizzard, Campbellton Tigers, and Valley Wildcats.

19-year-old left winger Tristan Therrien was dealt to the Blizzard in exchange for centre Nicholas Brennan, right winger Bailey Shortall, as well as Edmundston’s 3rd and 8th round draft picks in the 2022 MHL Entry Draft. Therrien joined the Bearcats for the 2020-21 season and finished fourth in league scoring with 16 goals and 27 assists in 32 games. He also had one goal and three assists in five games during the Canadian Tire Cup Playoff Round Robin before the season was shut down in Nova Scotia due to COVID-19.

Shortall was selected in the 7th round, 79th overall, in the recent 2021 MHL Entry Draft. The 15-year-old had seven goals and ten assists in 29 games with the Halifax Macs in the Nova Scotia U18 Hockey League.

Brennan was then dealt with future considerations to the Campbellton Tigers for left winger Josh Crooks. The busy day of trading continued as the Bearcats then sent Crooks and the previously acquired 8th round draft pick in 2022 from Edmundston to the Valley Wildcats for centre Sonny Kabatay. The 18-year-old from Sydney, N.S. had one goal and four assists in 18 games with the Wildcats last season. Kabatay spent the 2019-20 season with the Halifax Mooseheads, registering one goal and ten assists.

The final trade to announce again involved the Tigers, with Truro acquiring the rights to Landon Miron for future considerations. The 18-year-old forward had 11 goals and five assists in 37 games with the Mooseheads last season. Miron was originally a territorial draft pick by the South Shore Lumberjacks in the 2019 draft. His rights were acquired by Campbellton prior to the start of the 2019-20 season.