RECAP: FPHL Trade Deadline

RECAP: FPHL Trade Deadline

By James Jackson & James Wilson

March 3, 2020

The FPHL Trade Deadline has come and gone and boy oh boy did it leave us scratching our heads. Without any delay, we’re going to dive right in with the trades that we know and we’ll keep updating this article if anything changes.

Ice Breakers - Prowlers:

Mentor Receives: Cody Oakes (0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points) & Austin Weber (1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points)

Port Huron Receives: Steven Fowler (10 goals, 14 assists, 24 points)

Ice Breakers - Rumble Bees:

Mentor Receives: Jakub Volf (5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points)

Battle Creek Receives: Dzmitry Daniliuk (2 goals, 9 assists, 11 points)

Rumble Bees - Dashers:

Danville Receives: Dzmitry Daniliuk (2 goals, 9 assists, 11 points)

Battle Creek Receives: Financial Considerations

Prowlers - Rumble Bees:

Port Huron Receives: Zachary Hartig (0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points) & Sage Cetrone (1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points)

Battle Creek Receives: Sam Williams (1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points)

River Dragons - Thunder:

Delaware Receives: Parker Moskal (20 goals, 43 assists, 63 points)

Columbus Receives: Daniel DiCristofaro (3 goals, 18 assists, 21 points)

Rumble Bees - Hat Tricks:

Danbury Receives: Ethan Busch-Anderson (4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points)

Battle Creek Receives: Financial Considerations

Thunderbirds - Ice Breakers:

Carolina Receives: Austyn Roudebush (11-11-0-2, .927 SV%) **Currently on loanin the SPHL**

Mentor Receives: Jake Mullen (9-17-0-2, .885 SV%) & Gleb Krivoshapkin (3 goals, 5, assists, 8 points)

Final Thoughts:

Obviously the blockbuster trade was the trade between Carolina and Mentor. Two big goalies being swapped is a rarity even in the minors. This trade makes Carolina even more of a threat to go back-to-back this year. But make no mistake, Mentor should be happy with this trade Mullen and Krivoshapkin are great players and are great additions to the Ice Breakers roster.

What's slightly more interesting is Danbury's relative lack of action, they traded for one guy from Battle Creek for just cash. Which proves one thing. Danbury believes in themselves and their organization to win the Commissioners Cup in their inaugural season and they have earned the right. If the Carolina Thunderbirds struggle against you CONSISTENTLY then you are doing something right. Going into the trade deadline with little to no activity can make or break teams however, because you never know who can suddenly become a force to be reckoned with. 


While I admire the Prowlers for making moves to better themselves, it is abundantly clear that they still have a few more obstacles to get over if they want to make a solid playoff run. 


I would almost guarantee that between Danbury, Elmira and Carolina, one of those teams will be winning the cup this year. They have been the better teams in this league for the entire season. 

What are your thoughts on these trades? Leave a comment below.