A busy day continues for the Prince Albert Raiders as they’ve added a defenceman and a goaltender to the lineup.
After the addition of forward Bryce Bader from the Calgary Hitmen this morning, the Raiders made two more moves, adding defenceman Loeden Schaufler from the Seattle Thunderbirds and goaltender Boston Bilous from the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Schaufler, a 2000-born defender, was acquired from Seattle in exchange for an eighth-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
From Dewinton, AB, Schaufler made the jump to the WHL on a full-time basis last season, appearing in 32 games with the ICE and producing six points from the back end. This year, the defender was moved to Seattle on Oct. 8, taking part in 20 games with the Thunderbirds and picking up two assists.
The defender, who stands six feet one inches tall, previously attended Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask. where he spent two seasons with the Midget AAA Hounds. In 73 games with the Hounds over two years, Schaufler scored 12 times and added 30 assists.
Bilous, a native of Langley, B.C. was the Oil Kings’ fourth-round pick in the 2016 bantam draft. The 2001-born goaltender is eligible for the NHL draft this year, and has been given a ‘C’ rating on the latest Central Scouting Players to Watch List, indicating a potential fourth-to-sixth round selection in June’s draft.
Bilous has appeared in 10 games with Edmonton this year, posting a 3-4-0-1 record with a 3.56 goals-against-average, an 0.859 save percentage, and one shutout.
The WHL’s trade deadline is approaching today at 4 p.m.
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