Boston Bilous’ tenure with the Prince Albert Raiders has come to an end.
The 18-year-old netminder from Langley, B.C. was traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Tuesday morning in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a seventh round pick in 2021.
Bilous was originally acquired by the Raiders from the Edmonton Oil Kings on Jan. 10, 2019 for a sixth round pick in 2022.
After posting a 5-0-1 mark with a 3.06 goals against average and an .877 save percentage as the backup to Ian Scott on the Raiders’ run to the Ed Chynoweth Cup, Bilous became the full-time starter this season.
He opened up the campaign with a pair of shutouts in his first six starts but had been mired in an eight-game losing skid since his last triumph on Nov. 29 against the Swift Current Broncos.
His final start came on Saturday in Winnipeg as he gave up two goals in the first 68 seconds of action against the Ice and was replaced by recently acquired netminder Keegan Karki.
Karki, who the Raiders picked up from the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, and rookie Carter Serhyenko are the remaining netminders on the Raiders depth chart as they prepare to host the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday night.
At the time of Tuesday’s trade, Bilous had a 15-9-5 record with a 2.58 goals against average, an .889 save percentage and two shutouts.
He will be joining a Warriors side that features 19-year-old Adam Evanoff and 17-year-old Jackson Berry in the crease.