The Victoria Cougars have acquired goaltender Patrick Ostermann from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in exchange for cash.

In addition, Alexander Benger inked a contract after spending the last two seasons playing for the South Island Royals of the British Columbia Major Midget League.

Ostermann, 19, had a career-best 15 wins and a .908 save percentage in 20 games in help leading Creston Valley to a first place finish in the Eddie Mountain Division.

His 2.47 goals against average ranked seventh amongst all goaltenders in the KIJHL.

The Cougars received a major boost to their blue line with the signing of Benger, 18, who amassed eight goals, nine assists, and 40 penalty minutes in 40 games last year.

Standing six-foot-four and weighing in at 190 pounds, Benger poses as a huge obstacle for opposing forwards to get around.

Both players will be primed and ready come training camp in August.