May 9th, 2014 by Bob Chavez
The Okotoks Raiders have traded forward Holden Cattoni to the Peterborough Lakers for future considerations. Cattoni, in his sophomore season at Johns Hopkins, has finished in the top 3 in Alberta scoring the last 3 summers. But the Raiders made the deal with the Lakers in part because of a possible internship program in the East for Cattoni. “Although I leave the Raiders with a heavy heart, I am equally grateful to the Raiders organization, coaching staff, and my teammates for providing me with this incredible opportunity to live my dream,” Cattoni said in a statement released by the Raiders. “Everyone should be so lucky!” Okotoks GM Dave Pym said the move was in the best interest of all parties, but it doesn’t make it easier to part with a player who has been a team leader on and off the floor. “It’s always bittersweet when you trade a player,” said Pym. “These kids grow on you and you do your best for what`s right for them long term. … The Lakers are getting one of the top players from the Raiders program. We have a great relationship with teams across Canada and will continue to leverage on those relationships to do what`s right.” The Raiders open their RMLL season on Saturday, while the Lakers open their Ontario season next Thursday.