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Local Product Sequoia Swan Signs WHL Contract with Winnipeg ICE

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Local Product Sequoia Swan Signs WHL Contract with Winnipeg ICE

The Winnipeg ICE have made the organizational move to add Winnipeg-born forward Sequoia Swan to the team’s Western Hockey League roster.

Previously acquired by their Manitoba Junior Hockey League club – the Winnipeg Freeze – in a deal back in June, a contract has been offered to the rough and tumble 19-year-old Swan. Swan was initially selected 114th overall in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft by the Tri-City Americans where he made his WHL debut in the 2018-19 season, before racking up his stats in the MJHL since.

The 2002-born winger grew up through the RINK system and now stands 5-foot-10 and tips the scales at 185 pounds.

Swan made his MJHL debut with the OCN Blizzard in 2018, skating in 58 games, before adding another 55 games in 2019-20. A feisty player, he put together 16 goals, 38 points and 398 penalty minutes over his two seasons with the Blizzard.

The 19-year-old had 10 goals, 20 points and 191 penalty minutes in 58 games of his first season of MJHL action. He followed it up with six goals, 18 points and 207 penalty minutes with OCN the following year. Swan then had one point and 22 penalty minutes in seven games for the Winkler Flyers last season.

 

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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