Mackey playing the Blues in pre-season.
The Terriers have traded 96 F Ian Mackey along with 98 D Garrett Kuklica to the Winkler Flyers for 99 F Dylan Burton and 2000 G Zachary Bennett.
Mackey the veteran forward, part of last year’s championship team is looking forward to suiting up with the Winkler Flyers. “I’ve heard great things about the organization and I can’t wait to play. “
“Mackey was an important depth player for us last season and you don’t have success without depth. We have some younger guys we want to take some time with here, so found a good situation for him to go to. Kuklica is a list player and with the additions of Jordan Thomson, Nick Doyle and signing Lane Toder, we had too many defencemen. Both quality players who will get more of an opportunity early with Winkler. “ – GM and Coach Blake Spiller
Burton played for the Winnipeg Thrashers of the Manitoba AAA Midget league last year. In 43 games played Dylan scored 26 goals and earned 17 assists. Bennett also a Winnipeg native was a teammate of Burton’s last year earning a goals against average of 2.43 with a save percentage of .926. He was 13 and 5 with two shut outs.