The Lethbridge Hurricanes held the sixth overall draft pick in the first round of the 2013 Bantam Draft, but they traded down to the 17th spot and acquired Boes from Brandon.
Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson said it was a move that needed to be made. “The goalies we have (in our system) will be our goalies of the future but we needed to make a move. We need to get the season off to a really good start and we needed the experience that we’re getting in Boes.” Robson added “Boes is an experienced goalie, he’s a big strong kid and had two strong years with Brandon before being limited by injury last season but he’s bounced back and he’ll be ready to go.”
The 19-year old from Saskatoon, SK has played his entire WHL career with the Brandon Wheat Kings and in 43 games last season posted a record of 13-23-2-3. He had a GAA of of .897 and a 3.76 save percentage. For his career he has a .901 save percentage with a 3.35 GAA and a record of 46-45-3-11.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)