Liam Kidney on the move, dealt by QMJHL’s Volts to Oceanic

Enfield's Liam Kidney gets a face-wash from Brett Budgell, the Captain of the Charlottetown Islanders during a QMJHL game on Oct. 9, 2020 at Center 200 in Sydney. (Healey photo)

ENFIELD: An Enfield hockey player has packed his bags for a third time this Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) season.

Liam Kidney, in his final year of eligibility in the Q, was dealt by the Drummondville Voltigeurs before the QMJHL trade deadline on Jan. 6.

He was sent to the Rimouski Oceanic in exchange for Gabriel Jackson.

Kidney started the 2021-2022 campaign with the Acadie Bathurst Titan, after being dealt before training camp began by the Cape Breton Eagles.

In 10 games with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan where he played with brother Riley, a Montreal Canadiens prospect, Kidney had scored four times to start the season.

He also had 13 penalty minutes and was a plus/minus 5. He also managed 20 shots on goal in his ice time during the 10 games.

He was dealt to the Drummondville Voltigeurs in early November. His first game with the Volts was Nov. 26.

In 10 games with Drummondville, the former Cape Breton Eagle 2017 round 11 draft pick contributed one goal and five assists in those games.

He had two penalty minutes and was a plus/minus-+1 with 14 shots on goal.

Kidney leaves the Western Conference’s fifth place Voltigeurs (13-11-5-1 won-loss-overtime loss-shootout loss) for the Oceanic, who sit in fourth in the Eastern Conference at 16-10-2-1 (won-loss-overtime loss-shootout loss).