WICHITA FALLS, TX – The Wichita Falls Warriors have traded for and acquired 2001 forwards Carter Korpi and Joseph Harguindeguy from the Minot Minotauros in return for future assets.
Carter Korpi joins the Warriors as a 5-11, 180 pound forward from South Lyon, Michigan in his third season in the North American Hockey League. This season with Minot, Korpi has recorded 11 points on 5 goals and 6 assists in 17 games played with the Minotauros. He split last season with the Jamestown Rebels and the Bismarck Bobcats where he recorded 12 points on 5 goals and 7 assists. He began his NAHL career with Bismarck back in the 2018-19 season. Korpi spent two seasons with the Bobcats, where Warriors Head Coach Garrett Roth was an Associate Head Coach. Now Korpi joins a Warriors team under coach Roth in his first season as the Wichita Falls head man behind the bench.
Korpi is a dynamic and balanced forward that can help add to the Warriors offense. Wichita Falls is fifth in the South Division in goals scored with 45 through 16 games played. Of his five goals scored this season with Minot, two have been game winning goals. With two seasons in the NAHL under his belt, Korpi looks to make an instant impact with his new team in their first season as an organization.
Carter’s brother Cameron Korpi is a goaltender and he is following in Carter’s footsteps, playing for Bismarck in his first NAHL season.
Joseph Harguindeguy joins the Warriors as a 5-8, 173 pound forward from La Habra, California and is in his third season in the NAHL. Harguindeguy has spent his first two seasons in the league with Minot and has totaled 32 points over the span of those two seasons. So far this season with the Minotauros, he has recorded 11 points on 6 goals and 5 assists.
Harguindeguy is another balanced skater with a scoring mindset that has brought him 6 goals in 17 games to begin the season. He is averaging 0.65 points per game. Both Harguindeguy and Korpi join the Warriors with two years of NAHL experience, but will now be playing their first season in the South Division.
You can see the newest Warriors, Korpi and Harguindeguy play in their first games with Wichita Falls this weekend on Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 when the Warriors return home to host the Amarillo Bulls. Puck drop is at 7:05 pm at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.