Vernon Vipers send Robin to Sunshine Coast

Vernon Vipers trade forward Landon Robin to the Powell River Kings in exchange for future considerations Thursday.

The Vernon Vipers traded forward Landon Robin to the Powell River Kings in exchange for future considerations in a B.C. Hockey League trade Thursday.

Vernon head coach/GM Jason Williamson said the deal was made to get down to a 22-man roster ahead of the Dec. 1 deadline that reduces teams to 25 player cards.

Robin, 18, was captain of Saskatchewan’s Beardy’s Midget AAA Blackhawks last season, racking up 50 points (27-23) in 33 games. He struggled with the Vipers early on, but appeared to be adjusting to the pace of the BCHL. He has a goal and four assists in 23 games.

Meanwhile, the Vipers begin a home-and-home series with the West Kelowna Warriors Friday night at Royal LePage Place. The Warriors visit Wesbild Centre Saturday night.