Kwiatkowski In Storm Fold; Lanouette Close To Return

The Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League reassigned 17-year-old defenceman Brenden Kwiatkowski to the Storm.

The 6-foot-3  Grande Prairie product signed with Moose Jaw after an impressive 16-year-old season with the Grande Peace Midget AAA Storm team where he posted two goals and 14 assists in 34 regular season games.

Brenden will be a welcome addition to the Storm blueline as they make their final push in the heavily-competitive Alberta Junior Hockey League North Division.

Brenden is expected to join the Storm on the second game of their upcoming road swing this Saturday when they visit the Spruce Grove Saints.

Joining Kwiatkowski soon on the Storm defence could be veteran blueliner Christopher Lanouette.

Fans had a short time to get to know the 6-foot-3, 20-year-old QMJHL defenceman.

Lanouette, a Quebec native, is close to making his return after 10 weeks of rehabilitation for after being injured.

Lanouette has managed an impressive 406 penalty minutes split between the QMJHL and Junior A and will be a welcome addition as the Storm look to solidify their backend down the stretch.  

“(GM Mark) Bomersback and the scouting staff is working hard to solidify our back end and one guy we are excited to have back very soon will be Lanny = he makes everyone a foot taller when he’s on the ice”

First chance for local fans to see either player in action in a Storm jersey is when the team plays its first home game of 2018 on Friday, Jan. 1 at 7:30 p.m. when the Calgary Mustangs visit.