Defenseman Brad Fortier won’t have to leave home despite being involved in a Superior International Jr. Hockey League trade.
Fortier, a medium size defender with a 2001 birth date, has been dealt by the Kam River Fighting Walleye to its crosstown rival Thunder Bay North Stars, Hockey News North has confirmed. Fortier is a local Thunder Bay product.
Kam River receives cash considerations from Thunder Bay in exchange for Fortier, who played in 12 games for the Fighting Walleye this season and netted one goal, one assist, two points.
The Fighting Walleye is in first place in the SIJHL with 25 points from a record of 12-3-1 and has three games in hand on the North Stars, who have 23 points from a record of 11-7-1.
Notably, the two teams will face off in a pair of games this weekend with Kam River playing host to Thunder Bay in Friday-Saturday night tilts at NorWest Arena.