Ice Breakers Acquire Oakes, Weber From Prowlers


The Mentor Ice Breakers have completed a trade with the Port Huron Prowlers, acquiring forwards Cody Oakes and Austin Weber in exchange for forward Steven Fowler.

"It is very difficult to lose a young man like Steven Fowler, but when a someone asks to be traded close to home for personal reasons and you hear what those reasons are, you have to do what's best for the kid," said Ice Breakers Director of Hockey Operations Nick Russo.

Oakes is a 23-year-old out of Denver, Colorado. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has a right-handed shot and spent three seasons with the Superior RoughRiders (WSHL), logging 92 points (42-50-92) over 96 games. He made his professional debut with the Carolina Thunderbirds earlier this season before recording a goal and an assist in three outings with the Danville Dashers. Oakes was signed by the Prowlers on February 21 and played in two games with the team before the deal was finalized on Monday afternoon.

Weber, 22, is a product of Birmingham, Alabama. In 2017-18, he was captain of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights (EHL) before playing club hockey at Williston State College (ACHA II), where he scored at a point-per-game pace over 33 appearances. Weber played 12 games with the Battle Creek Rumble Bees before being traded to Port Huron, where he scored and notched an assist in eight games.

The Ice Breakers are back in action this weekend with a two-game series on the road against the Elmira Enforcers before the club plays host to the Delaware Thunder on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available here or by calling (440) 290-8502.