Raiders grab Sapego from Tri-City

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The Prince Al­bert Raiders filled a va­cant im­port spot and added to their de­fen­sive depth on Tues­day.

The Raiders claimed 18-year-old im­port de­fence­man Sergei Sapego off of waivers from the Tri-City Amer­i­cans and re-as­signed de­fence­man Tyler Lowe to the AJHL’s Drumheller Drag­ons to make room on the ros­ter.

The Raiders ex­pect Sapego to ar­rive in Prince Al­bert to­day.

“Sergei is a ver­sa­tile de­fence­man,” Raiders general man­ager Cur­tis Hunt said in a me­dia re­lease. “He had good mo­bil­ity and good hockey sense.”

Sopego notched two as­sists in three games with Tri-City this sea­son. It was the only ac­tion he saw with the WHL club since be­ing drafted in the sec­ond round of the 2017 WHL im­port draft.

The Vitebsk, Be­larus na­tive has rep­re­sented his coun­try at both the un­der18 and un­der-20 lev­els. Most re­cently he had one goal and one as­sist in seven names at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Cham­pi­onship in April.

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