Storm send goaltender Wickware to Barrie for draft picks

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm continued to accumulate Ontario Hockey League draft picks Thursday with its its second trade in as many days.

The Storm sent goaltender Tanner Wickware to the Barrie Colts for the Saginaw Spirit’s seventh-round pick in this year’s entry draft.

Wickware appeared in two games with the Storm this season, both in relief, allowing three goals on 28 shots in a total of two periods of play.

The 6-foot-4, 189-pound netminder who was selected in the first round, seventh overall, of the OHL’s under-18 draft in 2018 will turn 19 next month. He has a 10-11-1-2 record, 2.75 goals-against average and .913 save percentage with the Waterloo Siskins in the junior B Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League this season.

A member of the Guelph Junior Gryphons midget AAA team in the 2017-18 season, the Milton native played with the GOJHL’s Cambridge Red Hawks in 2018-19 season. He also played in a single game with the Guelph Hurricanes in 2017-18 prior to their move to Cambridge.

Wednesday, the Storm traded overage defenceman Markus Phillips to the London Knights for three draft picks — Barrie’s third-round pick and London’s fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft and the Hamilton Bulldogs’ second-round pick in 2023.

The Storm obtained Phillips from the Owen Sound Attack last year and he was a contributing member of Guelph’s OHL championship victory as he collected five goals, 15 assists and 28 penalty minutes in 55 regular-season and playoff games with the Storm last season. He was sent back to major junior last week, but never appeared in a game with the Storm.

The OHL’s trade deadline for overagers is Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m. for all others.

As of early Thursday afternoon, there have been 13 trades this week involving 20 players and 43 draft picks, two of them conditional.


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