The Yorkton Terriers have acquired the rights to 2004-born Forward Tate Schofer from the Weyburn Red Wings in exchange for 2004-born Defenceman Ashton Funk.
Funk, 19, played 30 games in Terriers uniform last season, putting up two goals and seven assists.
Schofer, 19, hails from Regina, SK, and brings plenty of experience to this Terriers forward core.
Schofer had nearly 100 games of Major Junior with the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors.
He is excited about the next step in his hockey career.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for me to join this organization,” said Schofer. “I hope to bring a high compete level, physicality, and grit to this Terriers forward group. I am looking forward to the upcoming season and hopefully a deep playoff run,” added Schofer.
Newly appointed Head Coach and General Manager Emery Olauson says he’s thrilled to add a high-character guy to this forward group.
“Tate brings lots of experience with him playing Major Junior. He can be a mentor to our younger players,” said Olauson. “We will benefit greatly from his high compete level, and we feel like this will be a great addition to a a deep forward group that we have here in Yorkton,” added Olauson.
Before his time with the Warriors, Schofer played with the Regina Pat C’s in the 2020-21 shortened Covid year, putting up six points in seven games.
Schofer is expected to arrive in Yorkton this week.