Melfort Mustangs trade Warkentine for two Lloydminster players

MELFORT — The Melfort Mustangs have traded forward Drew Warkentine to the Lloydminster Bobcats in exchange for forward Jacob Tibbatts, defenceman Andrew Liwiski and future considerations.

The trade was made the morning of June 12.

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Liwiski, who’s from Dauphin, Man., appeared in 50 regular season games for the Bobcats, scoring two goals and six points from the back end. The former Parkland Ranger of the Manitoba AAA Hockey league was once a point per game player with the Rangers, scoring 43 points in 42 regular season and playoff games combined during the 2016-17 season.

Tibbatts split last season with the Lloydminster Bobcats and the Battleford North Stars. In 38 combined games, the Foxwarren, Man. native scored two goals and six points. He also appeared in three playoff games for the Bobcats. Tibbatts played the 2016-17 season with the Yellowhead Chiefs of the Manitoba AAA Hockey League and scored 19 goals for 32 points in 44 games.  The Mustangs also received Future Considerations in the trade.

Warkentine played in 36 games with the Mustangs last season, scoring 15 goals and racking up 31 points. He also had two points in four playoff games. The former Prince Albert Raider has also spent time in the Western Hockey League. In 87 WHL games with the Raiders he scored five times and added six assists.

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