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Jan 8, 2007, 12:04 PM EST

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. (CP) - The reigning Ontario Hockey League champions are officially rebuilding.

The Peterborough Petes traded captain Steve Downie to the Kitchener Rangers on Monday in exchange for Yves Bastien and three second-round draft picks.

Downie was acquired by the Petes last season and helped earn them a berth in the Memorial Cup. However, Peterborough has struggled at times this season after losing key players from that team, including 18-year-old Jordan Staal, who is playing with the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

"It is a sad day having to let Steve go, however we see this deal and the acquisition of a young player like Yves Bastien as a vital part of building a future Memorial Cup championship team," said Petes GM Jeff Twohey.

Downie had just returned from Sweden after winning his second straight gold medal with Canada's world junior team.

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Rids said:
Imagine winning a gold medal and then returning to find out that you've been traded...
everyone including him knew it was coming. Just no one knew where he was going to go
 
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