Wolverines Head Coach and General Manager, Taylor Harnett was busy working the phones over the weekend, acquiring 17-year-old prospect Cody Shearer from the Winkler Flyers in exchange for 20-year-old Forward Jesse Korytko.
Shearer, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound defenseman from Souris, Manitoba played last season with the Midget AAA Southwest Cougars in the MMHL where he posted 3 goals and 6 assists in 46 games on the back end.
“I was surprised by the recent trade, but embrace the opportunity to play with new teammates,” Shearer said in an interview. “I had previously heard of some of the changes within the organization, and after talking to Troy (Hickman), I understand that there has been a number of organizational changes as well as upgrades to the arena.”
According to clubs Director of Scouting Troy Hickman, Cody will solidify the Wolverines backend moving forward in the near future. “Cody is a solid, stay at home defenseman who is very good in his own end. He sees and reads the ice very well and he brings some size to our blue line at 6-foot-1.
Shearer will return to the Southwest Cougars blueline this season, where he will try to make a bigger impact before looking to make the jump to Junior ‘A’ next season.
“I returned to Southwest with the intentions of further developing my leadership and on-ice skills. The Wolverines can expect a hard-working team player with a defense-first mindset,” Shearer concluded.