The Portage Terriers protected two Central Plains Capitals players on Monday prior to the 2020 MJHL Bantam draft. They are forward Alex Van Deynze and goaltender Ty Hogue. Portage was able to select two players from their region before the rest of the draft takes place on Sunday April 26th. It wasn’t an easy decision who to select but Terrier Head Scout Frank Harding says “these two guys just kept jumping out.”
Alex Van Deynze (F, ‘05, Portage) – “Alex is a lot like his brother (current Terrier Tyler Van Deynze) with his style of play,” says Harding. “He is really smart and has good hands. His skating is solid but could improve.” Playing for the Capitals last season Van Deynze had more than double the points than his next closest teammate. He led the team with 17 goals and 10 assists in 36 games.
Ty Hogue (G, ’05, Portage) – “He is very resilient. You wouldn’t believe how many pucks he saw this season,” says Harding. “He battled hard and tried to stop the next shot. He’s a big kid and he plays his angles well with a good glove hand.” Hogue finished the year with a .837 SV%.