Canmore, AB (Jan.10th, 2016) – The Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have traded 1996-born forward Colby Livingstone to the Okotoks Oilers Junior A Hockey Club of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for 1997-born defenseman Travis Verveda.
Livingstone first joined the team in 2015 and has since played in 55 games and recorded 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) with the Canmore Eagles. As a 20-year-old, Livingstone has been a strong force for the Eagles core leadership.
“Colby is a talented player and produced a lot of points for our hockey club. As a 20-year-old he will get an opportunity to play top minutes and contribute as a go-to guy for Okotoks,” said Eagles Head Coach and GM Andrew Milne. “We were in need to add depth to our defence. To acquire a quality player we knew we had to part with a quality player.”
The Canmore Eagles would like to thank Livingstone for his contribution to the Canmore Eagles and the Bow Valley community. We wish him the best of luck with the Okotoks Oilers.
Travis Verveda (Alix, AB), played with the Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAA before playing his 2014-2015 season with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL. Verveda weighing in at 6’0” and 176lbs, played 32 games in the WHL and 69 games with the Okotoks Oilers. During his time with the Oilers, Verveda recorded 25 points (4 goals, 21 assists) and 104 PIMs.
“Travis is going to give us the much-needed experience we are looking for on our back end,” said Andrew Milne, “He is a proven defensemen at this level and we look forward to getting him in our lineup.”
The Canmore Eagles are proud to welcome Verveda to the team and are excited to have him going the lineup.