Thursday, October 13, 2016

Americans, Raiders swap goaltenders . . . P.A. veteran gets AHL deal . . . Tri-City waives d-man

The Tri-City Americans, obviously concerned about the long-term health of starting G Evan Sarthou, have acquired G Rylan Parenteau, who is to turn 20 on Nov. 16, from the Prince Albert Raiders.
In return, the Americans gave up G Nic Sanders, 18, and a third-round selection in the 2018 bantam draft.
Sarthou, 19, was the Americans’ starter last season, going 26-28-2, 3.46, .888 in 60 appearances. Over the summer, the native of Black Diamond, Wash., suffered an undisclosed injury while in camp
with the U.S. national junior team. The Americans show him on the injury list as being out week to week.
With the Americans, Parenteau will be backed up by Beck Warm, 17. This season, Warm is 2-2-0, 3.62, .886.
Parenteau, from Saskatoon, was a third-round pick by the Raiders in the 2011 bantam draft. In 103 regular-season games with the Raiders, he was 44-38-9, 3.04, .906.
In Prince Albert, the Raiders will go with Sanders and Ian Scott, 17, who was a first-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. They also have Curtis Meger, 18, of Regina on their roster, although he has yet to get into even one game. This season, Scott is 1-6-0, 2.99, .922.
With the Americans this season, Sanders, a Calgarian, was 2-1-0, 2.66, .892. Last season, in 23 appearances, he was 9-6-1, 2.99, .901. Sanders was a sixth-round pick by the Americans in the 2013 bantam draft.
Parenteau’s departure leaves the Raiders with two 20-year-olds — F Austin Glover and F Tim
Vanstone, the team captain — so they have room for one more.
Veteran F Reid Gardiner, 20, who has played four seasons with the Raiders, has signed a one-year deal with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Last season, Gardiner had 92 points, including 43 goals, in 71 games with the Raiders.
Meanwhile, the Americans got down to three 20-year-olds by placing D Jeff Rayman on waivers. Rayman, from Fernie, B.C., has played 147 regular-season WHL games, the first 86 with the Spokane Chiefs. He had three goals and two assists in 54 games with the Americans last season. This season, he was pointless in seven games.
The Americans have Parenteau, F Tyler Sandhu, who is the team captain, and D Dalton Yorke as their 20-year-olds.
G Evan Sarthou is one of seven players on the Tri-City Americans’ injury list, with only one of those — F Brendan O’Reilly — listed as day-to-day.
F Riley Sawchuk is shown as being out for two weeks. Listed as being out week-to-week are D Tyler Jette and D Kurtis Rutledge, along with forwards Austyn Playfair and Jordan Topping.

The Americans are at home tonight (Friday) to the Kamloops Blazers.

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