The PG Cougars acquired Zac Funk in a commerce from the Calgary Hitmen | Jobi Cool

The Western Hockey League commerce deadline got here and went on Tuesday afternoon, and the Prince George Cougars entered the sport at simply the suitable time.

They acquired 19-year-old ahead Zac Funk in a cope with the Calgary Hitmen for 18-year-old ahead Carter MacAdams, a second-round draft decide in 2023 and the Cougars’ second- and fourth-round picks in 2024.

Funk, who hails from Coldsteam close to Vernon, has given the Hitmen practically a degree at tempo. In 33 video games, he collected 32 factors, together with 13 objectives, and has amassed 45 penalty minutes.

Funk started his WHL profession with the Hitmen in 2019-20 once they chosen him within the second spherical, forty third general, within the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft.

“Zac is the type of participant we have been on the lookout for on the deadline,” mentioned Cougars common supervisor and head coach Mark Lamb. – He has expertise, he is aware of how one can rating objectives and performs a heavy bodily sport.

The 200-pound Funk has performed in 129 WHL video games over three seasons, recording 39 objectives and 39 assists for 78 factors in his large junior profession.

Earlier than becoming a member of the Hitmen, he performed within the BC Elite Hockey U-18 League with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and the Okanagan Rockets. He additionally suited up for 3 KIJHL video games within the 2020-21 season for the junior B North Okanagan Knights.

MacAdams performed in 36 video games for the Cougars this season and had six objectives and 15 assists for 21 factors. Within the final three years, he has collected 18 objectives and 48 factors in 117 WHL video games.

The Cats chosen the Langley native seventieth general within the fourth spherical in 2019 out of Delta Academy.

The Cougars (16-17-3-0, seventh within the Western Convention) start a seven-game street journey tonight in Kelowna in opposition to the Rockets (13-20-3-0, eighth), then head to Alberta for sport six. Central Division groups.

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