Thanksgiving long weekend was a busy one for the Canmore Eagles. Not only did they play twice on the weekend, but the team also made a change at the goalie position.

On Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12), the Eagles announced that they traded 20-year-old netminder Logan Dyck to the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations. Logan joined the Eagles in the 2017-18 season after he was named the goalie of the year in the Alberta Midget AAA league in 2016-17 when he backstopped the Calgary Buffaloes. In his first 2 seasons, Dyck shared the Eagles crease with a graduate of last season Thomas Davis. 

?By moving Logan to Notre Dame, it allowed us to solve our 20-year-old situation,? said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne.

Logan Dyck is very excited for the new opportunity with Notre Dame saying, ?I?m super excited to get started with the club. It seems like a great organization, and I?m ready to step in and help the team win right away.?

In his 3 seasons with the Eagles, Dyck appeared in 63 games. He had a career total record of 26-31-3 with a Goals Against Average of 3.86 and a Save Percentage of .880 %.

The move allowed the Eagles to insert Forward Finn Withey back in the lineup after he missed the first 8 games of the season due to an injury. The Eagles have 4 Forwards and 2 Defencemenas, their six 20-year old, which is the maximum AJHL teams are allowed to carry on their roster.

To replace Dyck, the Eagles have signed 19-year old netminder Kadin Kilpatrick. He is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and last season, he played with the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL. In the 2017-18 season when playing Midget AAA with the Winnipeg Wild of the Manitoba Midget AAA league, he was a co-recipient for Goaltender of the year along with his teammate Miles Minor. His team also won the league championship that season.

?I spoke with the Head Coach/General Manager of Estevan and he said that Kadin played well last season, but this season they have (Estevan) another 19-year-old goalie playing well and they did not want to carry too many 19-year olds, so it was number?s game,? said Coach Milne. ?Kadin is motivated to come here and prove his worth.?

Last season, Kilpatrick played in 13 regular seasons with Estevan and he had a record of 10 wins and 3 losses, with a Goals Against Average of 2.67 and a Save Percentage of .887 %.

Coach Milne expects the new Eagles netminder to arrive in town on Wednesday. He will most likely get his 1st start on the team?s Northern trip this weekend. The Eagles are headed up North this weekend for a 3-game in 3 days road trip against Drayton Valley, Grande Prairie and Whitecourt.