The Saskatoon Blades have dealt F Sena Acolatse, 20, to the Prince George Cougars for a third-round pick in the 2011 bantam draft. He is in his fifth WHL season. The Blades acquired him from the Seattle Thunderbirds last season.
Acolatse, 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds, is versatile and can also play defence. He had 35 last season. In 256 career games, he has 152 points and 373 penalty minutes.
The deal gets the Blades down to three 20-year-olds -- G Steven Stanford, D Teigan Zahn and F Marek Viedensky.
(The Blades put F Jeremy Boyer, 20, on waivers last week. He now is with the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos. Thanks to the anonymous poster who pointed out that Boyer had four points for the Broncos on Saturday.)
The Cougars, meanwhile, now have four 20-year-olds -- Acolatse, G Morgan Clark, F James Dobrowolski and F Parker Stanfield. The Cougars, like all teams, have until Oct. 14 to get down to three.
Acolatse is expected to practice with the Cougars on Monday and make his debut Wednesday in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice.
This was the second deal between these teams in the last while. Earlier, the Blades dealt F Charles Inglis, 18, to the Cougars for a second-round pick in the 2011 bantam draft.
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