Oceanside’s Save on Foods Generals have acquired 19-year-old forward Tristan Lowenberger from the Nanaimo Clippers.
The move was made at the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) trade deadline on Tuesday and is the final piece of the puzzle for this year’s squad.
According to Generals’ head coach and GM Dave Johnston, Lowenberger was in his second year with the Clippers and has been battling the injury bug this season, but the prognosis is for contributing here in Oceanside.
Lowenberger, from Coquitlam, “is a gritty kind of player that put up decent numbers in the BCHL.”
Johnston said Lowenberger “is excited to get his BCHL career back on track and helping the Generals in their playoff drive.”
“I think he’s going to provide really good leadership. He has a real strong work ethic … I think it just gives us more depth,” said the longtime bench boss. “It makes us balanced through our four lines.”
In other news, forward Joel Issigonis was dealt to the Grandview Steelers of the PIJHL for futures.
A reminder the Generals take to the ice at Oceanside Place Saturday night for a clash against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.