Terriers Build For The Future

The Portage Terriers have made a series of moves to improve their lineup today and for the future.

The Terriers have traded (00) D Layne Toder and future considerations to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for (00) D Cole Dekoninck and 18-year-old forwards Noah Wagner and Dylan Winsor.

Dekoninck (6’2” 201 lbs) has played 113 games over the last three seasons with the Kings and has put up 99 points. The veteran blueliner was one of their alternate captains last season.

Wagner (5’10” 185 lbs) put up 10 points in 51 games as a rookie last season with the Kings. The Winnipeg product has one goal through five games this year.

Winsor (6’1” 165 lbs) started his junior A career with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL as a 16-year-old. He came to Dauphin at the start of this season and has one assist through five games.

Portage has also added (02) F Reese Belton from the Kamloops Blazers. The Western Hockey League has recently granted temporary transfers of it’s players to allow them to further their development in leagues like the MJHL. Belton played in 35 games last year for the Blazers and put up five points. He was drafted by the Terriers in 2017 and was called up for 4 games in the 2018-19 season.

Portage would like to thank Toder for his time as a Terrier. He came to the team as a 16-year-old rookie in the 2016-17 season and was a big part in the team’s Turnbull Cup. He then spent parts of three seasons in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen before coming back to the Terriers last season. Good luck in Dauphin Layne.