The Vancouver Giants acquired 2004-born forward Kyren Gronick (Regina) from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 2003-born forward Justin Lies.
In 37 games last season with the Blades, Gronick scored seven goals and added 16 assists for 23 points. Prior to his move to Saskatoon, Gronick played two seasons with the Prince George Cougars, where he recorded 20 points in 38 games.
In his career in the Western Hockey League (WHL), he accumulated 14 penalty infraction minutes (PIM) in 75 games. Gronick was originally drafted by Prince George in the second round of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft.
“We’re looking forward to Kyrens’ arrival,” said Barclay Parneta, “He’s shown he’s a player who works hard and can find the net. We think he’ll be a perfect fit for our program and look forward to His arrival.
Originally selected 56th overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft, Lies joins the Blades having produced 12 career goals and 18 assists for 30 points, as well as 96 penalty minutes in 120 games. the WHL.
“We want to thank Justin for his time as a giant. He will be a great addition to the Saskatoon Blades,” Parneta said.
Additionally, the Giants invite the public to the Ladner Recreation Center for the 2022 Chevrolet Training Camp which runs from Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4.
Thursday only features players born in 2006 and 2007.
On Friday, young players will merge with players born in 2002/2003/2004/2005.
This weekend will be the first opportunity to see new additions such as Carson Haynes and Samuel Honzek and Gronick. The groups will be divided into teams: Team Lucic, Team Gallagher and Team Byram will skate with their team on Friday and Saturday.
On Sunday, September 4 at 9 a.m., teams comprised primarily of younger age groups will play for the Quinn/Howe Legends Cup game.
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