Victoria Grizzlies trade for rights to WHL blue-liner Longo

The Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. Hockey League have acquired the Junior A playing rights of Trevor Longo from the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The six-foot-three defenceman from North Vancouver has spent most of his junior career in the Western Hockey League. The 20-year-old played 61 games for Medicine Hat Tigers with five goals and 13 points in 2018-19 and 27 games with the Tigers and 25 with the Vancouver Giants in this past season with a combined six goals and 16 points.

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“Trevor is a quality hockey player who may come available to us,” said Grizzlies head coach and GM Craig Didmon. “If he does decide to play in the BCHL this season, we will provide him a great place to play his final junior hockey season and will continue to help develop him toward a professional career.”

But playing in the BCHL is not for sure. “It is a gamble we’ve decided to take because he is a guy that can come in and be an impact player on our team and his leadership skills would be great for our environment,” said Didmon.

Going to Drumheller is a player development fee.

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