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Terriers Build For Future At Trade Deadline

The Portage Terriers made a series of trades prior to the MJHL trade deadline Monday evening that helped position them for the future.

The first trade of the day sent captain and leading scorer F Logan Calder (01) to the Dauphin Kings for F Slade Stanick (03) and D Hayden Lacquette (03).

“He was a tremendous leader both on and off the ice for our young team,” says Terrier coach and GM Blake Spiller. “It was a difficult decision to trade him but he is going to a good situation to finish his junior career and we went into the season looking at a bigger picture with hosting the National Championship next season.”

Calder had 33 points in 31 games this season and 97 points in 152 games over four seasons. He won the Turnbull cup with the Dogs in 2019.

“At the same time we are very excited to have acquired Hayden Lacquette and Slade Stanick,” says Spiller. “Both these guys will assist in our push for a playoff position this season.”

“Lacquette (5’11”, 185) is an all around defenseman. He plays physical and will help run our power play.” The Dauphin product had eight points and 70 penalty minutes in 18 games for his hometown team in his rookie season.

“Stanick (5’9″ 141) is a hard working intelligent player,” says Spiller. The rookie from Rapid City, MB, has nine points in 21 games this season for the Kings.

The Terriers then traded F Kayden Sutherland (02) to the OCN Blizzard for the list rights to  F Hayden Chaloner (05).

“Chaloner is a top player in the Manitoba U18 hockey league. He is a draft pick of the Brandon Wheat Kings,” explains Spiller.

The Terriers also sent F Rhys Raeside (03) to the Blues for future considerations. Raeside is currently injured and hasn’t played since he was released from the Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL).