The Kelowna Rockets made two moves as the Western Hockey League trading deadline came to a close on Tuesday.
The Rockets acquired 20 year-old Brett Lyon from the Moose Jaw Warriors for a 5th and 7th round bantam pick.
To make room for Lyon, the Rockets released 20 year-old defenceman Kevin Smith. Smith will likely play in the BC Hockey League to close out his junior career.
In Lyon, the Rockets receive a forward who has grit and can score. From Grand Forks BC, Lyon started his WHL career with the Kamloops Blazers before moving to Vancouver. The Giants dealt him to Moose Jaw last season.
Heading into this season, Lyon had 442 penalty minutes.
The newest member of the Rockets will make his debut tomorrow night against Portland.
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