The Waterloo Black Hawks have completed a trade with the Tri-City Storm, which was announced by the teams on Wednesday.
The Hawks have received goaltender Ben Kraws and forward Danny DiGrande in exchange for prospect defenseman Keaton Pehrson.
Next month, Kraws will represent the United States during the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The soon-to-be 17-year-old is on the U.S. Under-18 Select Team roster with veteran Black Hawks Jack Drury and Michael Farrandino. Kraws is originally from Cranbury, New Jersey. He spent the 2016/17 season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
DiGrande is preparing for his third United States Hockey League campaign. In an injury-shortened 2016/17 season, the Macomb, Michigan, native recorded nine goals and seven assists in 37 appearances. DiGrande had three goals and four assists one year prior while skating for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He will turn 20 next month.
Pehrson goes to the Storm after being on the Black Hawks affiliate list since 2014. Waterloo selected the Lakeville, Minnesota skater during Phase II of the 2014 USHL Draft in the 25th round.
The 2017/18 United States Hockey League season will begin in October. Season tickets for the coming year are available now for as little as $29 per month. For more details, call the Black Hawks at (319) 232-3444.