Steelheads captain called up; team adds defenseman

STATESMAN STAFFJanuary 9, 2014 

BOISE — Justin Mercier has been loaned to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. Mercier has played in 220 AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters, recording 39 goals. With Idaho, the 26-year-old forward has 10 goals. Idaho also added 6-foot-5 Steven Whitely to the roster. Whitely, 26, is a rookie out of the University of Waterloo who has played in the Ontario Hockey League. Whitely will join the team on the road Friday in Colorado.

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