The WHL trade deadline has come and gone, and it appeared as if the Regina Pats were going to stand pat having made several trades leading up to the deadline.
However, the team struck an 11th hour deal as they sent 19-year old forward Robbie Holmes to the Everett Silvertips for 15-year-old prospect Sloan Stanick, a second-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2022.
Stanick is a five-foot nine, 152 pound forward. He was drafted by the Silvertips in the seventh round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. This season, in his first year of Midget with the Yellowhead Chiefs, Stanick has scored 12 goals and has 12 assists for 24 points in 31 games.
Holmes was drafted in the 11th round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft by the Pats. He has put up nine goals and 16 points in 24 games this year. The 19-year-old has played in 148 games with the Pats, picking up 56 points. He also played in 35 playoff games in his first three years with the organization.
With this trade, the team now has just six players left from the team that competed at the Memorial Cup last May. Those six are Max Paddock, Brady Pouteau, Liam Schioler, Austin Pratt, Logan Nijhoff and Koby Morrisseau. In all, they made 12 trades between opening night and the trade deadline saying goodbye to players like Nick Henry, Jake Leschyshyn, Scott Mahovlich, Aaron Hyman and Holmes.
The Pats will be in Medicine Hat Friday night before returning home to meet Red Deer Saturday.