Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ice make another deal, acquire Delgadillo from Sioux City

As they push to make a run for the Anderson and Clark Cups in the second half of the year, the Indiana Ice have continued to make several roster moves.

This time, the Ice have dealt defenseman Alexander Kuqali -- a third-year Iceman and RIT commit -- to Sioux City in exchange for Jose Delgadillo, another third-year USHL player.

Delgadillo comes to the Ice having played in 30 games, with two goals and six assists. He had 36 penalty minutes and was a minus-3. He played on the Musketeers' PK unit, and had two shorthanded assists. He is committed to play collegiately at Bowling Green. Coach Kyle Wallack described him as a "strong defensive defenseman" in a release issued by the team.

He stands 6-foot-2, 191 pounds.

Kuqali leaves the Ice having played 112 games in blue and white, with three goals and 26 assists in that time. This year, he had two goals and nine assists. He was an integral part of the league's best power play, with six of his 11 points on the year coming with the man advantage. He is a 6-2, 220-pound defenseman.

It's the third trade the Ice have made since the season started. On Dec. 3, they traded another Ice veteran -- Cody Bradley -- to Dubuque for forward John Doherty. On Nov. 21, the Ice acquired forward Ryan Cole from Lincoln for future considrations. Both Doherty and Cole have two goals and two assists with the Ice -- Doherty in 11 games, Cole in 10.

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