The Red Deer Rebels cut their defence down by one, reassigning Austin Shmoorkoff to the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League
The 19-year-old Shmoorkoff played in only two games this season, recording no points. The six-foot-three, 177-pound native of Edmonton got into 64 games last season, finishing with three assists, a plus-10 rating and 16 penalty minutes.
In other news goaltender Tyler Verhelst remains out with a upper body injury and forward Reese Johnson is likely out for the season as he’s scheduled for shoulder surgery.
Verhelst, who was picked up from the Spokane Chiefs in a trade, has yet to play a game for the Rebels, who have two goaltenders in Riley Lamb and 20-year-old Trevor Martin.
The Rebels are in action Friday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Centrium. They travel to Cranbrook on Saturday for a meeting with the Kootenay Ice.