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The Merritt Centennials did the expected at the BCHL trade deadline and acquired a defenceman.

20-year-old blueliner JP Witkop was picked up from Grande Prairie of the AJHL for future considerations.

The 6-foot-1, 195 lb. defenceman, who's from Fairport, New York, had three assists in 21 games with the Storm this season. He's not expected to make his Cents debut until Saturday's game at home against Westside.

Prince George was the most active team at the trade deadline, making five moves. The Spruce Kings sent forward RJay Berra and defenceman Derek Henderson to Grande Prairie for forward Dustin Beristo and defenceman Ben Woodley.

PG also dealt defenceman Justin Fillion to Victoria for for defenceman Dylan Nowakowski, who was then traded along with blueliner Mike Puddifant to Alberni Valley for defenceman Ryan Renz. Renz was then flipped to Vernon for forward Todd Skirving and future considerations.

The Spruce Kings also moved forward Nic Desousa to Trail for futures while picking up defenceman Sam Waterfield from Dawson Creek of the NAHL for future considerations.

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