Storm Add Some Size

When the Grande Prairie Storm face off for a pair of games with Alberta Junior Hockey League South Division teams this weekend there will be some added bulk patrolling the right side.

 The Storm have acquired 6-foot-3, 210 pound right winger Adam Wilson in a trade with the Lloydminister Bobcats of the AJHL’s North Division.

 “Adam is a big body forward who can play both centre and wing, he is good in all three zones, and will add size and experience to our lineup,” said Storm head coach/general manager Kevin Higo.

 Wilson, 20, played 15 games with the Bobcats to start the year with a goal and two helpers and six minutes in penalties. He started his Junior A career with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the AJHL in 2014-15 playing in 39 games with three goals and four assists and 88 PIMs.

 Last year Wilson, a native of Edmonton, toiled with the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League where he had three goals, 16 helpers and 70 PIMs in 44 games.

 As Wilson joins the team, forward Alex Brisson departs to the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

 Brisson, 19, had appeared in 16 games with the Storm this season with one assist and six penalty minutes. He is moving closer to his home of Deux-Montages, Quebec.

 “Alex was in and out of our line up and the move to Cochrane will give him a more consistent spot in a line up,” said Higo. We thank Alex for his time in GP and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

 The Storm host the Brooks Bandits on Friday and the Okotoks Oilers on Saturday. Both games are at 7:30 p.m. in Revolution Place.