The Nipawin Hawks have acquired goaltender Steven Glass from the AJHL’s Drumheller Dragons in exchange for future considerations.
Glass made his Hawks debut and return to the SJHL last night in Nipawin’s 6-3 loss to the Estevan Bruins.
It was fitting that Glass made his Hawks debut last night against a Bruins squad that he played 30 games for between 2011-2013.
Glass was traded by the Bruins to the Dragons in August 2013 after sitting out most of the 2012-13 season due to a knee injury.
“We acquired Steven because we weren’t happy with our returning goalie (Jordan Liem) and he decided to head home instead of work out the kinks of his game,” wrote head coach/general manager Doug Johnson via email. “Steven, we expect, will be a great teammate, a mentor for our young 1995 goalie (Joe O’Brien) and a workhorse for us in the pipes. He had an outstanding first year in Estevan then injuries derailed his second year. He is 100 per cent healthy and we are looking forward to seeing him in game action for us.”
The 1993-born Glass went 13-13-1 with a 3.49 goals-against average (GAA) and 0.899 save percentage (SP) in his last full season of SJHL hockey (2011-12).
In nine games with the Dragons in 2013-14, Glass went 3-2-1 with a 5.32 GAA and 0.816 SP.
Following the trade, Drumheller Dragons play-by-play man Nathan Crosby caught up with Dragons head coach/general manager Brian Curran to discuss the trade.