ICE acquire Jeff de Wit from the Pats for Sidaway, seventh round pick

Keith Hersmiller


Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE have acquired 1998-born forward Jeff de Wit from the Regina Pats in exchange for 1999-born forward Tanner Sidaway and a seventh round draft pick in 2018.

This is de Wit’s fourth season in the WHL.

The Red Deer, Alberta native has 41 playoff games under his belt including 22 with the Pats during the team’s run to the WHL Championship Final last spring. de Wit also participated in the 2016 Memorial Cup as a member of the Red Deer Rebels. In those 41 games, de Wit has eight goals and 14 points.

“Jeff has played on winning teams in Red Deer and Regina, two very good programs,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “We look forward to getting him in our lineup.”

de Wit was a first round draft pick (14th overall) by the Rebels in 2013.

Sidaway leaves the ICE after spending one season with the team. He recorded two goals and eight points in 65 regular season games in 2016-17. This season, Sidaway has one goal and two points in five games.

The ICE are back in action against the Red Deer Rebels on Thursday, October 12 at Western Financial Place.

Kootenay ICE Mini Packs and individual game tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets call 250-417-0322 or stop by the ICE Gear store at Western Financial Place. Individual ticket sales can be purchased online at Visit for all ticket information and pricing.

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