The Chilliwack Chiefs have made a move to clear a logjam in the goal crease.
Kolby Thornton has been traded to the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, with future considerations coming back to Chilliwack.
“Kolby is a great kid who was loved in our locker room last season,” said Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney. “This move was all about Kolby and him having the opportunity to become a starting goaltender. We wish him nothing but the best and will be cheering for him.”
The soon-to-be 19 year old was the odd man out with veteran stopper Mathieu Caron returning for another campaign and the team inking promising prospect Ethan Pearson.
Thornton struggled a bit in his one season in Chilliwack.
He played sparingly, making 16 regular season appearances with a 3.13 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.
His departure does break up a brother act, with defenceman Hudson Thornton remaining in the Chiefs fold.
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