Giants Acquire Austin Connor and Arwin Atwal From Prince Albert

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants have acquired RW Austin Connor and RD Arvin Atwal from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for C Teal Burns and D Tyler Hart.

Austin Connor, a native of Beechy, Saskatchewan, is in his 2nd season in the WHL. This year the 6’4, 228 right-winger has zero points and 7 penalty minutes in 5 games. Last year he played in 59 games recording 8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points, and 104 penalty minutes. He will turn 19 on November 16.

Arvin Atwal is a native of North Delta, BC and currently plays for the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BC Major Midget League. A 6’0, 192 defenseman has 1 assist and 22 penalty minutes in 8 games with the Canadians this season.

“We needed to upgrade our size and grit and standing 6’4, 228 lbs Austin instantly does that for us,” said Executive Vice-President and General Manager Scott Bonner. “This deal helps us change our identity to a tougher, more physical team to play against. When it comes to Arwin, he is a player our scouts have had their eye on for a long time. He currently attends the South Delta Hockey Academy and will be an important piece for our organization as we build towards a successful future.”

The club has also reassigned centre Greg Lamoureux to Okotoks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 109 career games with the Giants, the 19 year old had 6 goals, 22 assists, and 28 points.

Austin Connor
Right Wing
November 16, 1992
Beechy, SK
6’4, 228
Shoots Right

                                                              GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
2011-12    Prince Albert Raiders  WHL        5      0    0    0          7
2010-11    Prince Albert Raiders  WHL        59    8    5    13      104

Arvin Atwal
November 26, 1995
North Delta, BC
6’0, 192
Shoots Right               
                                                              GP     G    A    PTS    PIM
2011-12    Vancouver Canadians  BCMML    8      0    1      1      22
2010-11    Vancouver Canadians  BCMML    40    6    23    29    44

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