Red Wings shake things up

Red WingsThe Weyburn Red Wings roster underwent a major shakeup Thursday afternoon.

Completing two trades, one with the Humboldt Broncos and the other with the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings, the Red Wings shipped out second-leading scorer Kyle Oleniuk (1993) and blueline scoring leader Ryan Cooper (1993).

Oleniuk was sent to Humboldt in exchange for defenceman Cody Pettapiece (1994) while Cooper was sent packing for Dauphin in exchange for forward Brendan McKay (1994) and future considerations.

Both deals were announced via the Weyburn Red Wings Twitterfeed.

At 1:20 p.m. the Red Wings announced they had dealt forward Kyle Oleniuk to the Humboldt Broncos in exchange for defenceman Cody Pettapiece (1994).

Shortly after, at 1:22 p.m., the Red Wings then announced the exchange of Cooper and McKay with Dauphin.


Pettapiece had been with Humboldt since 2011 and was a mainstay on the Broncos blueline. In 96 career games with Humboldt, Pettapiece stacked up seven goals and 38 points. The native of Saskatoon was selected 118th overall by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.

Brendan McKay joins his third junior A team this season. After starting the year with the AJHL’s Drayton Valley Thunder, the native of Toronto was shipped to Dauphin Oct. 10. In 16 games this season between Drayton Valley and Dauphin, McKay has tallied three goals and five points. His best season in junior A came last year when he registered 15 goals and 30 points in 57 games for the Thunder.

Oleniuk, a native of Moose Jaw, played 86 games with the Red Wings since he was first acquired from the Flin Flon Bombers in January 2012. He registered 11 goals and 47 points in that time frame. In 99 career SJHL games, the forward has put up 12 goals and 51 points. He also has 17 games with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks to his credit.


Cooper, a native of New Westminster, B.C., has spent his entire SJHL career with the Red Wings after starting his junior A career in the BCHL. In 76 games with the Red Wings, Cooper amassed nine goals and 43 points.

The deals come as Weyburn finds itself sitting the cellar of the Viterra Division. With a record of 9-13-1-1, the Red Wings sit four points back of the Estevan Bruins (10-8-2-2).

The Red Wings are back on the ice Friday night when they welcome the Yorkton Terriers to Crescent Point Place.

As for the Humboldt Broncos, they look to grab a bit of revenge on Kindersley when they host the Klippers Thursday night. Kindersley topped the Humboldt 3-2 in the shootout Tuesday evening.


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