from the ICE website:
ICE ACQUIRE GOALTENDER
Thu Dec 11th, 2008
Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the club has acquired goaltender Todd Mathews and a conditional seventh round pick in the 2009 or 2010 WHL Bantam Draft from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2009 or 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.
With the departure of Thomas Heemskerk we needed a goaltender with WHL experience who first of all can join our team and secondly be a contributor. We feel Todd will be a welcome addition to our club who also compete for games with Nathan Lieuwen, added Chynoweth.
Todd Mathews will join the ICE after the Christmas break (December 26) and will be in the line-up when they face the Lethbridge Hurricanes on December 27.
great to hear they have solved the problem quickly, but really going to miss Heemer here though. Probly the better tender of the two of them(Lieuwen and Heemskerk) I hope it wasnt a girl thing or a lack of support from home thing though, he has all the telnt in the world and it would be a shame if the reason was lame. He should ask for a chance again next year if he cant straighten his life out a bit with whats bothering him. Anyways you can read about it, here's a few links.