Prince Albert Raiders re-assign winger to Nelson Leafs
The Nelson Leafs appear to have landed another diamond in the rough compliments of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.
The Raiders have re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise after the Calgary product played in five exhibition games.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.
Prince Albert coach and GM Bruno Campese played his minor hockey in Nelson before going on to a successful career in the WHL.
This is the second player Campese has sent to the Leafs.
Earlier this season, towering defenceman Cody Paivarinta was sent to Nelson to develop for another shot at the WHL. The Abbotsford native has five points in seven games with Nelson.
Nelson plays three games this weekend, two at home Friday (Castlegar) and Saturday (Spokane) before completing the set Sunday in the Sunflower City against the Rebels.