Kearney, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm has acquired defenseman Carson Vance from the Dubuque Fighting Saints in exchange for a fifth round pick in Phase II of the 2017 USHL Draft, Head Coach and General Manager Bill Muckalt announced Monday.
The 20-year-old brings two full seasons of USHL experience to the Storm. Standing 5-foot-10, 178 pounds, Vance played in all 12 playoff games for Dubuque last season and scored in Game 2 of the Clark Cup Finals against Tri-City. The Storm swept the Fighting Saints to win the team’s first Clark Cup.
Vance started last with Muskegon, playing eight games before Dubuque acquired the two-way defenseman in a deal on November 5, 2015. In 54 regular season games, Vance had two goals and 15 assists.
“We’re excited to add a player with a veteran presence that fits our style of play,” said Muckalt. “We feel Carson will help make us better in transition.”