Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan is excited to announce the acquisition of 1995 born defenseman Tanner Lishchynsky (Saskatoon, SK) from the Yorkton Terriers.
With the pickup of Lishchynsky, the December 11th deal that saw the Bombers trade forward Brett Boehm to the Terriers is officially over.
“We’re excited to have Tanner join the team,” commented Reagan. “He’s big, strong, physical and tough to play against. He’s the type of player that we’re going to guide our team philosophy around. We want to be a tough team to play against.”
Lishchynsky (6’1, 185 pounds) was in his first full season with the Terriers where he picked up 11 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 20 games this past season after being returned from the Prince George Cougars in December. He played with the Cougars as a 17 year old last season having 5 points (3g, 2a) and 27 penalty minutes in 78 career WHL games.
“Tanner, as an 18 year old, has a tremendous amount of upside to his game and we felt that he was the best player available to us. He’s the best player available for what we want as a team,” added Reagan.
The initial deal saw Boehm get traded to the Terriers and 1995 forward Dalton Menke. The deal also see's Boehm's CJHL playing rights returned to the Bombers for upcoming season.
Along with Tanner Lomsnes, who was picked up last week from the Dauphin Kings, the Bombers have acquired another player that has both Western Canadian Championship and RBC Cup experience, with Lishchynsky’s Terriers winning the big game. Lishchynsky picked up a goal in the final game to go along with four assists in 6 total games at the National Championship.