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KIJHL: Dynamiters acquire defenceman Morey from Revelstoke

Kimberley Dynamiters acquire defenceman Zach Morey (19970 from the Revelstoke Grizzlies
Kimberley Dynamiters

The Kimberley Dynamiters have acquired defenceman Zach Morey (1997) from the Revelstoke Grizzlies.

Dynamiters general manager Mike Reid released details of the transaction Monday.

The acquisition of Morey completes a deal between the Dynamiters and Grizzlies from June 10, 2015, in which Kimberley traded goaltender Brody Nelson (1995) to Revelstoke in exchange for future considerations.

“We are looking for him to step in and play some major minutes for us,” Reid said of Morey.

“We expect him to be in the top-four for us.

“We’re pretty happy with what we’ve got [on the blue-line]. We basically just roll our six defencemen.”

There’s plenty of room for Morey to step into a big role after the Dynamiters lost defenceman Tristan Pagura to a shoulder injury Friday night in 100 Mile House.

Morey, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound native of Calgary, Alta., spent the bulk of the 2014-15 campaign with the Revelstoke Grizzlies, registering three goals and nine points in 29 games.

He finished up the season with the West Kelowna Warriors of the British Columbia Hockey League, skating in seven games.

Reid compared Morey to the likes of former Nitros defenceman Jonas Gordon, who posted 13 points in 34 games last season.

The Dynamiters hit the road for a three-game swing beginning Friday against the Chase Heat.