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Wheat Kings Deal Rylan Thiessen to Swift Current

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Wheat Kings Deal Rylan Thiessen to Swift Current

The Brandon Wheat Kings have moved overage blueliner Rylan Thiessen to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional ninth round selection in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

“Rylan has been a consummate pro for our organization,” Wheaties’ general manager Doug Gasper said in a statement. “This trade allows him a chance go and be a big part of a new team.”

Thiessen, a 20-year-old product of the Wheat City, began his WHL career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2019 before moving to his hometown midway through the 2019-20 season. In 31 games with Brandon, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound defender had one goal, 10 points and eight penalty minutes, including a seven-point-in-17-game experience in the Regina Hub last season.

“The Wheat Kings would like to thank Brandonite Rylan Thiessen and wish him good luck in Swift Current,” the team wrote in a social media post. “The Thiessens have been a part of the Wheat King family for years as fans, billets and then as a player.”

The 2021-22 WHL regular season is set to begin on Friday, October 1 by hosting provincial rival Winnipeg ICE at home.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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