KEARNEY,Neb. –For the second consecutive day, Tri-City Storm head coach and general managerJim Hulton has announced a trade with the Sioux Falls Stampede.
Tuesday'sdeal sends Christian Horn to the Stampede along with affiliate forward WillHarrison and a 3rd round pick in the 2014 Phase II Draft, in exchange foraffiliate defenseman Gordi Myer and draft picks in the 2nd and 5th round of the2014 Phase II Draft.
Horn,who was serving as an assistant captain after leaving the University ofMinnesota to join Tri-City on Oct. 24, was one of the team's leading scorerswith 12 goals and 13 assists in 28 games.
The20-year-old Plymouth, Minn. native plans on playing at a Division I Universitynext season.
"Christianwas a highly sought after commodity that we were reluctant to move," Hultonsaid. "Ultimately, we decided that the return package was too enticing torefuse as, once again it addresses both immediate and long term needs."
"Wethank Christian for his many contributions to the Storm and wish him well inhis future hockey endeavors."
Myeris currently playing for the Cleveland Barons AAA Midget Major team and hasseven goals and 13 assists in 30 games.
TheToledo, Ohio native is committed to play collegiately at Ohio State and wasdrafted by Sioux Falls in the 17th round (254th overall) of the 2013 USHL PhaseII Draft. The defenseman is expected to be with the Storm full-time for the2014-15 season.
"Weare thrilled to add Gordi Myer to our group," Hulton said. "He was the keycomponent to this deal as he is a young defenseman with a real big upside. Wefirmly believe that championship teams are built around goaltending and defenseand that has been our primary focus around these latest transactions."
Tri-Cityhosts Des Moines this weekend for a series at the Viaero Event Center. Fridaynight's game begins at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday's contest gets underway at7:05.
Courtesy Tri-City Storm Media Relations