The Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Virden Oil Capitals have swapped an overager for the rights to a WHLer.
The Oil Capitals traded 20-year-old defenceman Sean Collins to the Winnipeg Blues for the MJHL rights to 19-year-old forward Jack Rodewald and future considerations. Rodewald, a Winnipeg native, has played the past two seasons with the WHL’s Regina Pats, notching 13 goals, 26 points and 77 penalty minutes in 126 games. Collins had six goals and 37 points in 57 games in the Oil Capitals’ debut season.
The Oil Capitals open training camp on Aug. 30 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
Meanwhile, the Dauphin Kings have landed a fourth Killarney native after acquiring 20-year-old centre Jesse Bernard from the SJHL’s Nipawin Hawks in exchange for future considerations. A former Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League scoring star with the Southwest Cougars, Bernard fired 31 goals and racked up 76 points in 83 games with the Hawks.
The Kings are slated to open training camp on Aug. 30 at Credit Union Place.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 21, 2013