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Spruce Kings ship 20-year-old forward Fox to Drumheller

Recent acquisitions create logjam of overage players coming to Prince George next season
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The Prince George Spruce Kings have traded 20-year-old forward Nathan Fox to the Drumheller Dragons.

Nathan Fox is now a Dragon.

The Prince George Spruce Kings announced Friday they’ve traded the 2002-born forward to the Drumheller Dragons of the Albeeta Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Fox, a native of Okotoks, Alta., joined the Spruce Kings last October in a futures deal from the Cranbrook Bucks. He played 33 regular season games for the Kings and scored three goals and three assists. He also picked up one assists in 10 playoff games.

“We're into a numbers game with the overage spots after some recent acquisitions which is an unfortunate part of junior hockey,” said Kings general manager Mike Hawes. “Nathan was a good player and teammate during his time here and did everything we asked of him. He played hard and gave everything he could to help our team win. We wish him much success with his new team.”

BCHL teams are limited to a maximum of six overage players.

The Spruce Kings eliminated the Bucks in a six-game first-round series before losing out to the eventual BCHL-champion Penticton Vees in a four-game series.

Earier this week the Spruce Kings tradedthe BCHL right to foward/defenceman Aiden Reeves to the West Kelowna Warriors.

Reeves, a native of Prince George who turns 20 on July 25, played the past three seasons in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars. In 62 games over that span he had three assists. He also played all four playoff games in the Cats' first-round loss to Portland. The former Cariboo Cougar suited up fro seven BCHL games in 2019-20 on the blueline for the Spruce Kings.