The newly named Virden Oil Capitals have made their first trade.
The Virden team — formerly the Winnipeg Saints — has dealt the playing rights to 20-year-old defenceman Dylan Pascoe to the Winnipeg Blues in exchange for a second-round pick in this year’s Manitoba Junior Hockey League bantam draft. Pascoe scored one goal and notched 16 assists with 31 penalty minutes in 38 MJHL games last season.
While a contract has not been finalized, Neepawa Natives general manager Myles Cathcart has confirmed that Ken Brooks will return as head coach, after replacing Bryant Perrier in November following the Natives’ hazing scandal.
Terms of the contact are still being worked out ... but it will probably be more than one (year),” Cathcart said Friday.
Cam Tibbett of Neepawa will also rejoin the club as an assistant coach and director of marketing. Tibbett is a former Natives player and assistant coach who left the club two years ago.
The MJHL bantam draft is Sunday, June 3 in Steinbach, with Neepawa holding the first overall pick.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 19, 2012