Adam Iwan was named the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s goaltender of the year with the Portage Terriers in 2012-13.
The Virden Oil Capitals made a big splash on Wednesday by trading for last year’s Manitoba Junior Hockey League goaltender of the year and also picking up Elkhorn native Curtis Oliver.
The Oil Caps opened the day by sending the MJHL rights to 17-year-old forward Dane Schioler, 19-year-old forward Jack Rodewald and 16-year-old goaltender Brett Friesen to the Portage Terriers in exchange for the CJHL playing rights of 20-year-old netminder Adam Iwan and future considerations. Iwan posted a 3.01 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage last season and helped the Terriers appear in the Addison Division final.
Virden then acquired Oliver, a 20-year-old forward, from the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers in exchange for future considerations. Oliver had seven goals and 21 points in 43 regular-season games for the Terriers, who won the 2012-13 league title.
Meanwhile, the Neepawa Natives have acquired the CJHL rights to 18-year-old forward Riley Kolesar from the Winkler Flyers for future considerations. Kolesar had 15 goals and 38 points with the Neepawa Tigers in the Westman High School Hockey League last season.
The Flyers brought in 20-year-old forward Travris Marit from the SJHL’s Battlefords North Stars in exchange for future considerations. Meanwhile, the Swan Valley Stampeders sent 19-year-old goaltender Alex Vacarro to the OCN Blizzard for future considerations.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 19, 2013