The Portage Terriers have acquired F Jamie Valentino (02) from the Estevan Bruins (SJHL) in exchange for the list rights to F Caelan Fitzpatrick (03).
Valentino (6’2″, 181), who is from Thompson, MB, started his junior career with the Swan Valley Stampeders and had 24 points in 60 games over three seasons. He was sent to Estevan midway through the 2020-21 season and put up 11 points in 34 games. He had 7 points in 15 games on route to the SJHL Championship and berth in the Centennial Cup.
“He is a hard working physical centre,” says Terrier Head Coach and GM Blake Spiller. “He brings a good skill set and is strong on faceoffs. He also has championship and Centennial Cup experience.”
Fitzpatrick was acquired along with D Kian Calder (02) by the Terriers, completing the future considerations portion of the trade with Estevan last season.