Tigers move McGovern to Kootenay for draft pick

By Scott Roblin
October 23, 2017 - 12:22pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB – A numbers game between the pipes was rectified by the Medicine Hat Tigers on Monday, shipping Duncan McGovern to the Kootenay ICE.

In exchange for the 2000-born goaltender, the Tigers will receive a 2019 fifth-round WHL bantam draft pick from Kootenay.

This trade comes after the Tigers elected to keep over-age veteran Michael Bullion and second-year goalie Jordan Hollett, following a trade involving Zach Fischer that opened up a 20-year-old spot.

McGovern played in seven games with Medicine Hat last year, posting a 3-4 record with a 4.28 goals against average and a .854 save percentage.

The former fifth-round pick has been on the bench for most of this season, relieving Jordan Hollett midway through the third period in a 6-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on October 7.

In a statement, Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston wished McGovern well in Cranbrook, B.C.

“The Tigers organization would like to thank Duncan for his dedication and hard work. We wish him all the best with the ICE.”

Falling 7-2 to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday, the Tigers return to action on Tuesday evening as they travel to Red Deer to face the Rebels at 7:00 pm.

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