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Eagles Acquire Pair of Nova Scotian Forwards in Deal with Shawinigan

January 21, 2021 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Cape Breton Eagles News Release

SYDNEY - The Cape Breton Eagles have completed a trade with the Shawinigan Cataractes on Thursday.

The Eagles have acquired forwards Matthew MacDonald (2003-11-19) and Trey Sturge (2003-11-11) in exchange for Gatineau's third round draft pick in 2021 and forward Alexis Bonefon (2004-02-26).

MacDonald is in his second full QMJHL season and has appeared in ten games for the Cataractes this season. He was drafted by Shawinigan in the third round of the 2019 draft.

Sturge was drafted in the 12th round by Shawinigan in the 2020 draft. The Sydney native and former Sydney Rush forward has 13 points in 14 games this season with Truro in the MHL (Jr. A). Sturge is expected to remain with Truro at this time.

Bonefon was drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2020 draft. Last season he collected 12 points in 41 games with Coll. Charles-Lemoy in the Quebec midget AAA league.

The QMJHL's 2020-21 trade period will conclude at noon on January 25th, 2021. For all information regarding trades and schedule announcements, please continue to consult the Cape Breton Eagles website and team social media.

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