The Virden Oil Capitals have made a trade with the BCHL’s Powell River Kings acquiring dynamic forward Braden Fischer from Winnipeg, MB, as well as future considerations, for forward Hunter Andrew.
Andrew, from Virden, MB, requested a trade from his hometown club and the Oil Capitals were pleased to be able to get a player like Fischer in return. Fischer played minor hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs program before joining the Rink Hockey Academy and in his last season there he put up 30 points in 30 games. Fischer went on to play with the Winnipeg Blues in 2019-2020 and as a rookie had an impressive 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points in 58 games. In 2020-2021 he moved out to BC and joined the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and played 16 games in the Covid-19 shortened season. He was acquired from the Silverbacks by the Powell River Kings and then traded to the Oil Capitals for Andrew.
GM and Head Coach Tyson Ramsey was very happy to add Fischer to the Oil Caps roster for the upcoming season, “Hunter came to me and requested a trade and although that was disappointing, we are extremely happy to add a player of Braden’s calibre to our hockey club”, said Ramsey. “Braden is a proven player in our league, he will be relied upon to replace some of the offense we lost with our 20-year-old forwards moving on and to top it off, he is a great kid. He is familiar to some of our players, and he is very excited to be an Oil Cap. We can’t wait to get him to Virden and get him on the ice.”
The Oil Caps will open the 2021-2022 season at home on the 17th of September against the visiting Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Season ticket information will be announced at a later date.