Storm make multi-player blockbuster deal

The Campbell River Storm made a big move in acquiring a top scorer

The Campbell River Storm have already begun re-tooling for its upcoming season.

The Storm have acquired Kaleb Boyle from the Princeton Posse.

Boyle, one of the Posse’s highest point earners last season, is headed to Campbell River Storm in return for four players in a multi-team swap.

Storm Head Coach Lee Stone said Boyle is a key acquisition.

“We are very excited to add a dynamic hockey player like Kaleb to our organization,” said  Stone. “Kaleb becomes one of the most talented hockey players in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League when he steps on the ice.”

Posse GM and Head Coach Bill Rotheisler said the trade was based on building a playoff-ready team.

“We need to become a more competitive team in the playoffs, Kaleb was a competitor here, but the assets we have coming back increase the compete factor we will have on the ice and at camp, and shows our commitment to being a strong organization to our players, and our fans,” Rotheisler said.

Boyle, born in 1994, scored 34 goals and 31 assists in 51 games, putting him second in points for the Posse last season. The 5’9” left-handed forward added another three goals and three assists in five playoff games. In exchange, the Posse will receive four 1995 born players in Gibson Doney, Bradley King, Kurtis Coburn and a player in the form of a future consideration.