The Estevan Bruins have finally found a place for defenceman Tyler Kauk to play hockey this season.
The Bruins have dealt Kauk to the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Kauk spent the first two seasons of his junior hockey career in Estevan, and was named the team's best defenceman in each of those two campaigns.
He was dealt to the Flin Flon Bombers in July, but the deal fell apart for two reasons: Kauk wouldn't report to the Bombers, and the player the Bruins acquired, Connor Vermeulen, was ruled ineligible to play in the SJHL this season, since the underage Vermeulen's family now resides in Alberta.
A deal was then reached in September to send Kauk to Selkirk, but again it fell through.
Bruins head coach/GM Chris Lewgood said the Bruins continued their negotiations with Selkirk about Kauk, and they finally reached a deal.
The futures include both cash and players. But the players won't be announced until after the 2013-14 SJHL season.
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