The Steinbach Pistons have acquired the MJHL List Rights of F Kyle Bettens (’01) and D Anthony Kehrer (’02) from the OCN Blizzard in exchange for the CJHL playing rights of D Riley Bruce (’99) and Future Considerations.
Bettens, a Winnipeg native, currently plays for the Winnipeg Wild of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League, and he has 12 points in 8 games this season.
“He’s got a tremendous skill set at his age,” said Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck. “We got someone that has a lot of upside at the next level, not just at the junior level. He skates well, shoots the puck well, and works well in traffic. He is a player that can play in all situations.”
Kehrer, also a Winnipeg native, plays for the Rink Hockey Academy Prep School of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League, and he has totaled 6 points in 6 games. He has recently committed to play at the University of Wisconsin.
“He’s very highly touted as a 15 year old,” Dyck said. “He moves extremely well, moves the puck, and sees the ice, and has a high compete level and a good skill set.”
Dyck hopes to have Bettens in the line-up next season. “We are going get him in during the year for a practice or two, and if we have the ability to get him into a game (this year), we’d like to do that as well.”
Bruce suited up in 14 games with the Pistons last season registering 4 points, and recorded 2 points in 10 playoff games. He has not played with the Pistons this year.