The WHL trade deadline is a week away, and the Regina Pats have gotten an early start.
The club announced two trades Thursday morning, first moving defenceman Marco Creta to the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 17-year-old forward Blake Allan.
Less than two hours later, Scott Mahovlich was sent to the Lethbridge Hurricanes with an eighth-round bantam draft pick in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 draft.
And just after 12 noon, the club announced it acquired 17-year-old defenceman Tyson Feist and a 10th-round 2019 draft pick from the Spokane Chiefs. The Pats sent a fifth-round pick in 2021 and an eighth-round pick in 2019 to Spokane.
The moves come just weeks after the Regina Pats traded stars Nick Henry and Jake Leschyshyn to Lethbridge for a plethora of draft picks.
In that trade, the Pats received five bantam draft picks spread out over the next two seasons – including a first round pick in 2019 and 2020 – along with the potential for two additional draft picks if Leschyshyn, 19, or Henry, 18, return to play for their overage seasons when they turn 20.
The Regina Pats currently hold a 12-25 record and are placed third-last in the league.
The WHL trade deadline is Jan. 10.