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Guelph Storm makes another big deal

Adds another member off Canada's World Junior team
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Markus Phillips, seen here on top of the Guelph Storm's Cedric Ralph earlier this year, while playing for Owen Sound. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday file photo

The Guelph Storm made its second big trade of the day Saturday afternoon, acquiring defenceman Markus Phillips from the Owen Sound Attack.

Phillips, 19, played for Team Canada at the World Juniors, as did the player they acquired earlier in the day, Mackenzie Entwistle.

In exchange the Storm sends the Attack six draft picks, one of them conditional: second round 2019 (compensatory), second round 2020 (Mississauga), third round 2021 (Erie), second round 2022 (North Bay), third round 2024 (Guelph) and fourth round 2023 (Guelph, conditional).

Phillips, a six-foot, 194-pound defenceman from Toronto, was the first defenceman taken in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, ninth overall.

He was drafted by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

He is expected to play Sunday when the Storm hosts the North Bay Battalion at 2 p.m.