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PEARCE PLAYING THE OVERAGE GAME WELL

Tigers 20-yr-old forward accepts the business side of life in the WHL

Monday 10.22.12 / 09:10 AM

COURTESY: DARREN STEINKE, MEDICINE HAT NEWS
dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com


Having spent three full seasons in the WHL, Elgin Pearce knows at some point in time the business part of hockey takes over.


The 20-year-old centre is one of four overagers on the roster of the Medicine Hat Tigers. The other overagers include defencemen Alex Theriau and Derek Ryckman along with goaltender Cam Lanigan, who was acquired in a trade with the Portland Winterhawks on Wednesday.


When Theriau is activated from the injured reserve list, the Tigers will have 14 days to cut down to the league limit of three overagers.


Having been acquired in a trade from the Kootenay Ice earlier this season, Pearce is already familiar with being the odd man out in that situation. The Port Coquitlam product said that is part of the business.


"It is nothing personal for sure," said Pearce, whose Tigers travel to Edmonton to face the Oil Kings on Saturday. "It is just the way it is."


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