The 2020-21 MJHL season was officially cancelled Feb. 12 but many of the Portage Terriers will still be playing hockey this season. After the announcement Terrier head coach and GM Blake Spiller loaned or traded 9 players to different Junior “A” leagues across Canada. Not only does it allow players to keep playing the game they love, but it helps them continue to develop and get noticed by scouts at all levels.
The Terriers traded Reece Henry (Cranbrook Bucks BCHL), Kian Calder & Joey Moffatt (Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL), Jacob Piller & Tyson McLean (Surrey Eagles BCHL), Peyton Gorski (Whitecourt Wolverines AJHL), Cole Dekoninck (Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL), Cole Johnston (Weyburn Redwings SJHL) and Noah Wagner (Hawkesbury Hawks CCHL).
The BCHL has recently announced a return to play plan that includes 20-30 games starting at the beginning of April. The AJHL resumes play March 12, the SJHL is pending, and the CCHL resumed play on Feb. 26. The only Terrier who has played so far is Noah Wagner who currently has three points in four games for the Hawks.
The Terriers will also have four players in the WHL this season: Ryan Hofer (Everett Silvertips), Reese Belton (Kamloops Blazers), Rhys Raeside (Winnipeg Blues), Orca Wiesblatt (Calgary Hitmen). The WHL Central and Eastern divisions start their schedule’s on Friday March 12, and the West Division will start on Friday March 26.
We wish the best of luck to all of the Terriers on their new teams.