Canes deal for two, trade two away

GUELPH – The Guelph Hurricanes did a little revamping to its roster this week, adding two players and trading two away.

Thursday, the Canes acquired forward Keanan Stewart from the Elmira Sugar Kings for defenceman Braydon Munn. The Canes also acquired future considerations in the deal.

Friday, the Canes added forward Chris Atanas to its roster. He had started the season with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Hockey League. And they traded forward Ryan Sparkes to the Wellesley Applejacks of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

A 17-year-old who played for the Guelph Junior Gryphons AAA minor midget team in 2015-16, Stewart had five goals, six assists and 42 penalty minutes in 23 games with Elmira this season after getting four goals, six assists and 64 penalty minutes in 44 games with the Sugar Kings last season. He had 19 goals and 11 assists in 30 games with the Junior Gryphs in 2015-16.

Munn, who had four goals and eight assists in 25 games with the Canes in 2016-17 after starting the season with the tier two Milton Icehawks (one assist in 15 games), had two goals, six assists and 34 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Canes this season.

Sparkes had seven goals and eight assists in 23 games with the Canes this season after playing three seasons in the league with the Waterloo Siskins (23 goals, 38 assists, 40 penalty minutes in 101 games).

Atanas had four goals, two assists and 18 penalty minutes in nine games with Dryden this season after getting six goals, seven assists and 35 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Ice Dogs last season. He had 11 goals, 12 assists and 68 penalty minutes in 64 games with the French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2015-16.

  • Guelph Sports Journal