Friday , 25 September 2020

Pontiacs ship Ethan Leyer to Whitecourt Wolverines

One of the Bonnyville Pontiacs younger players from last season will not return to the club in the 2019-20 season.

Ethan Leyer has been sent to the Whitecourt Wolverines in a trade agreed in principle.

The Pontiacs are expected to receive future considerations for the 17-year-old from St. Albert.

With lots of forward depth last season, Leyer found himself occasionally on the outside of the starting lineup.

“We thought that he really came along, as expected, and we were looking forward to an opportunity to help him jump into a larger role this year,” said coach and general manager Rick Swan.

“But I think that there was a people in his inner circle that felt that maybe that a different opportunity would be able to give him additional responsibilities that maybe we couldn’t even afford for this year.”

In 49 games in 2018-19, he scored nine goals and eight assists.

St. Cloud University signed Leyer to a NCAA Div. 1 scholarship last fall.

The deal is expected to be done this week, said Swan.


About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.