Broncos add two overage skaters ahead of WHL trade deadline


The Swift Current Broncos made a pair of deals on Monday to reshuffle their line-up ahead of the Western Hockey League trade deadline.

The Broncos began by sending defenseman Kayden Sadhra-Kang to the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for overage defenseman Mason Ward. Ward is a 6’5’’ Lloydminster product who had four goals, five assists, and 70 penalty minutes in 30 games this season.

Sadhra-Kang suited up in 90 games with the Broncos after being acquired from Lethbridge last season. He had one goal and nine assists in 33 games this season with a plus-seven rating.

The overage spot had opened up after goaltender Gage Alexander was signed by the Anaheim Ducks and assigned to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League last week.

The Broncos also traded overage forward Raphael Pelletier and a second round pick in 2024 to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for overage forward Drew Englot.

Pelletier was in his fourth season with the Broncos and had 11 goals and 17 assists in 34 games so far. He is a veteran of 167 WHL games, including 90 points in 162 games with the Broncos since being acquired in a trade from Edmonton in 2017-18.

Englot will be joining his fourth WHL team after a brief stop in Everett. He had three goals and 11 assists in 34 games with the Kamloops Blazers this season. The 6’2’’ Candiac, SK product had 76 points in 180 games with Kamloops and Regina. He produced three goals and six assists in 17 playoff games with the Blazers last season.