The Prince George Spruce Kings have found themselves another puck-stopper.
Nineteen-year-old goalie Aaron Trotter, a three-year veteran of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League at Shawnigan Lake School, is coming off at stellar season with the school’s midget prep team.
In 19 games, the six-foot-two, 171-pound Trotter posted an 11-7-1 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.
“We are excited to add Aaron Trotter to join Carter Woodside to form our goaltending duo for this coming season,” said Kings head coach Alex Evin, in a team release. “Aaron has good size and mobility which compliments his work ethic and compete level. We hope that he can contribute to our team’s future success and develop into an NCAA prospect.”
Trotter is a native of Victoria.
The Kings also announced Monday they've acquired 19-year-old forward Rowan Miller from the Powell River Kings to complete a future considerations trade last season which sent forward Brett Pfoh to Powell River.
"Rowan is a skilled forward who competes very hard in both ends of the ice," saiid Kings general manager Mike Hawes. “He is a great young man as well who checks the boxes of the type of person we like to add to our organization."
Miller, a five-foot-11, 180-pound native of Scottsdale, Ariz., played 47 BCHL games last season for Powell Rive and picked up eight goals and seven assists in 47 games played. Miller turns 19 on Oct. 7 and heading into his third BCHL season.
Also on Monday, the Spruce Kings announced they've acquired the BCHL rights to veteran forward Christian Buono from the Merritt Centennials for future considerations.
Buono, a five-foot-11, 195-pound Burnaby WInter Club alumni who turns 20 on July 31st, collected 11 goals and 27 assists for 38 points in 58 games last season split between Merritt and Powell River. He joined the Cents in a November trade from Powell River, where he put up 13 goals and 35 points in 55 games in 2018-19.
"Christian is a veteran BCHL player who will provide leadership and will be relied on as a big offensive piece of our team," Hawes said.
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