Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have dealt 1995 birth-year goalie Joel Horodziejczyk to Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League.
Thunderbirds general manager Kevin Cain said Hordziejczyk — who was the NOJHL’s most valuable player and first all-star team goalie in 2013-2014 — requested the trade.
In exchange for Horodziejczyk, the Thunderbirds receive a pair of 1995 birth-year forwards, Ryan Erickson and Jake Staples, as well as cash considerations.
Erickson has played two seasons in Pembroke, totaling 32 points in 84 games.
Staples played in 38 games for Pembroke in 2013-2014 and produced 17 points.