Right wing Garrett Forster is
not a Flin Flon Bomber. At least not yet. Just not for long.
UPDATE (Oct. 15 at 1:08 a.m.) Thanks to Brian Wiebe, who kindly pointed out Forster is currently listed with the Pacific Junior League’s Aldergrove Kodiaks. According to PJHL statistics, Forster dressed for his first game with the Kodiaks Oct. 12, registering one assist.
Bombers head coach/general manager Mike Reagan also clarified this situation, stating Forster is in fact Bombers property. Reagan said he is in the process of trying to move Forster back to B.C. At this point, it is safe to say Forster will not be seen in a Bombers uniform anytime soon.
So at this point, we can confirm a few things:
- The Flin Flon Bombers traded forward Justin Rasmussen to the Dieppe Commandos in exchange for Bryce Eviston, Garrett Forster and future considerations.
- Bryce Eviston will be continuing his hockey career south of the border and will not be reporting to Flin Flon.
- Garrett Forster is not in Flin Flon. He is currently playing with the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (junior B). Bombers head coach/GM Mike Reagan is in the process of trying to move Forster’s rights to B.C as Forster will not be joining the Bombers in Flin Flon.
All that remains to be solved is where Forster lands and what Reagan gets in return.
Despite earlier reports the Bombers had acquired Forster from the Dieppe Commandos as a part of the Justin Rasmussen deal back on Oct. 5, Bombers head coach/general manager Mike Reagan confirmed Forster is not yet Bombers property.
Corresponding via email, Reagan said, “the Forster deal is not complete yet.” Nothing further was given. A media release from the Commandos website still maintains Forster was dealt to Flin Flon as a part of the Rasmussen deal.
Forster was traded to the Commandos from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits on the same day he was supposedly flipped to Flin Flon.
The 18-year-old native of Surrey, B.C. registered one assist in seven games with the Bandits this season. Prior to joining Brooks , Forster played 107 games in the BCHL, putting up 11 goals and 38 points during time split between the Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express. The Bandits originally acquired Forster from the Coquitlam Express Sept. 4, 2013.
More details to come as they are made available.