The Ontario Hockey League trade deadline is Friday and Owen Sound Attack general manager Mike Futa is busy dealing.
Futa pulled the trigger on two big trades yesterday.
In the first, Futa shipped overage scoring leader Miguel Delisle and four draft picks to the Kingston Frontenacs for hard-nosed defenceman Geoff Patton and three draft picks.
Both Owen Sound and Kingston are chasing playoff spots; the Attack in the Western Conference and the Frontenacs in the Eastern Conference.
Futa then snared overage defenceman Dan Growden and 6-foot-5 forward Andre Deveaux from the Belleville Bulls for blueliner Dan Rogers and winger David Edgeworth.
The trades leave Owen Sound with nine defencemen, suggesting Futa may not be done dealing.
Meanwhile, after obtaining 19-year old goalie John Ceci from the Ottawa 67s for a fourth-round draft pick, Futa has loaned 19-year old tender Marty Magers to the Sudbury Wolves on a tryout basis. Magers is an NHL draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres.
Sudbury has been playing better hockey of late after a disastrous start but if coach Bert Templeton's Wolves are going to make the Eastern Conference playoffs, they'll need better goaltending than they've been getting. Thus, the move to take a look at Magers.