The Kelowna Rockets and the Calgary Hitmen made a trade.

The Rockets traded 18-year-old forward Steel Quiring to the Hitman for 19-year-old forward Adam Kydd and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2023 WHL Draft.

Quiring played 25 games for the Rockets this season (6G, 9A). He was a fifth-round pick of the 2018 WHL Draft. The Vernon B.C product played 53 career games with the Rockets (8G 11 A).

Kydd played 30 games for the Hitmen this season (4G,15A). He signed with the Hitmen in September 2019. In 104 career games, Kydd had 19 goals,29 assists for 49 points.

Both teams made the trade because these players can play in all situations.

“We are excited to add Adam to our lineup,” said Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton told “He brings a veteran presence to our team. Our expectation is that he’ll step in and play in all situations.”

“Steel will be a valuable addition with his ability to play multiple positions,” Hitmen general manager Jeff Chynoweth told “His age, skill and being a right-handed shot will add depth to our forward group and we are excited to have him join our program.”

The Hitmen’s next two games vs. Brandon and Winnipeg are postponed. So Quiring is expected to debut Tuesday, Jan 11, in Regina against the Pats.

Kydd will be busy with the Rockets. They will play four games in six nights starting Friday at Prospera Place versus the rival Vancouver Giants.