It’s been a busy two days for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Dauphin Kings as they made four trades and have seven new defencemen on their roster.
The Kings sent 19-year-old defencemen Chandler Irvin and Brett Sharples to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Nipawin Hawks to complete a deal that brough Killarney’s Jesse Bernard to the team. They then got 19-year-old defencemen Kyle Bird from the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL and Mackenzie Little from the Maatawa Black Hawks of the Northern Ontario league. Both deals were for future considerations.
Dauphin then acquired 20-year-old defencemen Jordan Lajimodiere and Marc Eremenko from the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Olds Grizzlys for 20-year-old netminder Jordan Piccolino. They added 20-year-old blue-liner Conner Dea from the Yarmouth Mariners of the Maritime Junior Hockey League for futures.
The Kings also signed defencemen Taran Lacquette, who captained the Midget AAA Parkland Rangers last season, and Riley Thiessen of Morden.
Meanwhile, the Virden Oil Capitals have signed Brandonite defenceman Zach Whitecloud and forward Tanner Lewis of Virden.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 6, 2014