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Posted: October 22, 2018

ICE deal two Taphorns for Nick Bowman

The Kootenay ICE announced on Monday that it’s acquired 2000-born forward Nick Bowman and a 2021 sixth round draft pick from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for 2000-born forwards Keenan Taphorn and Kaeden Taphorn.

Bowman is in the middle of his third WHL season. The Sherwood Park, Alberta resident started his Western Hockey League (WHL) career with the Edmonton Oil Kings after being selected by the organization in the sixth round (115th overall) of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. In 127 regular season games, Bowman has recorded 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points.

“We look forward to adding Nick to our forward group,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “We would like to thank Keenan and Kaeden for their contributions on the ice and in the community.”

In 10 games with the Warriors this season Bowman has collected one assist.

In 11 games with the ICE this season Kaeden Taphorn has a goal and two assists while Keenan has a goal and an assist.

The next home game for the ICE is against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday, October 24. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The ICE head into the game in 10th place (out of 12) in the WHL Eastern Conference with a record of three wins, five losses and three overtime/shootout losses.

Tickets are available for Wednesday’s game.


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