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T’Wolves status quo a few hours before deadline

No significant roster moves reported by BCHL squad by 2 p.m. yesterday, four hours before BCHL’s 6 p.m. trade deadline

The TimberWolves’ roster may be one of the least altered as a result of the BCHL’s trading deadline.

Reached by phone at 2 p.m. yesterday, TimberWolves marketing manager Brad Morgan had no trades to report. In a conversation on Tuesday, TimberWolves coach/GM Steve Carpenter said he’d only make changes prior to yesterday’s 6 p.m. deadline if they made sense.

“You’re always looking for changes,” he said. “I’d make the changes if the right opportunity comes along.”

Carpenter has taken a somewhat conservative approach. He said if anything, he’d make a deal to move one of his top players for a future consideration.

“To add another defenceman wouldn’t be a bad thing,” he noted.

A day before the trading deadline, it was the TimberWolves’ rivals in Quesnel who were swinging the most deals, making three transactions on Tuesday. They began by transferring the playing rights of forward Lee Pagee to the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. They then took part in a blockbuster deal with the Powell River Kings, sending forwards Chad Dunlop and Matt Weist to the Kings in exchange for defenceman Anthony Gorenszach. They finished their day by transferring Gorenszach’s playing rights to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Another significant deal on Monday saw former TimberWolf Jason Wright join the Merritt Centennials. In exchange, forward John Bokla was sent to the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

With a full day to make a deal, Carpenter was keeping his eyes open.

“I’m not particularly looking for a specific spot.”

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