The Kootenay Ice have pared down their roster to 23 players, reassigning veteran Jordyn Boyd to a Jr. A team to be determined, on Tuesday afternoon.
Boyd, a 19-year-old left-winger, has played two seasons in the WHL, first as a rookie with the Everett Silvertips, before coming up to the Ice via an off-season trade a year ago.
In 121 career WHL games, Boyd tallied 25 points with 15 goals and 10 assists.
A native of Winnipeg, Boyd is the younger brother of Dustin Boyd, a professional hockey player competing overseas in the KHL in Kazakhstan. The elder Boyd played under Ice head coach Ryan McGill in the AHL a few years ago.
Boyd’s departure leaves 13 forwards on the roster, eight defencemen and two goaltenders. The Ice are still awaiting the arrival of Russian import defenceman Rinat Valiev, who is awaiting a Canadian visa.
Hudson Elynuik, Matthew Alfaro, and Zach Zborosky are the remaining forward prospects held over from training camp, while Troy Murray, Dylan Overdyk and Jordan Steenbergen are fighting for spots on the blue line.