Terriers Busy At Trade Deadline

The Portage Terriers were active ahead of the 5pm MJHL trade deadline on Wednesday. Sitting second in the standings, Portage added a number of veteran players in key areas.

The Terriers traded D Brett Magarrell (05) along with a 3rd and 5th round draft pick to the Dauphin Kings for D Aidan Brook (03) and F Rhett Perrin (06).

The Dogs then moved F Brenden Holba (03) and D Ryley Cyca (05) to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for F Jesiah Bennett (04) and Future Considerations.

F Evan LaChimea (05) was traded to the Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) for Future Considerations.

Also, F Austin McLean (03) has chosen to play Jr. B in Saskatchewan with Pilot Butte.

“With the addition of veterans Fishley (Acquired Jan. 6) and Brook we feel we addressed the need for some size and experience on the back end. Both guys were captains of their previous team,” says Terrier head coach and GM Blake Spiller.
“Bennett is a big forward who skates well and will be expected to bring physical play and chip in offensively. Perrin understands the game, a solid all around player will bring grit and a solid work ethic.”
“With the uncertainty, it is always a difficult time of year especially for players, their family and billet families. We really enjoyed having Holba and McLean with us for 3 years and they along with Magarrell had the opportunity to experience playing in a National tournament last season. Both LaChimea and Cyca are young players who are going to good situations. All these players represented our team and community with integrity and we wish them all the very best in their future.”

Brook (6’3, 179) spent parts of two seasons in the WHL with the Medicine Hat Tigers and Prince George Cougars. The veteran blueliner has 13 points in 31 games this season. From Roblin, MB, Brook comes from a hockey family with both of his brothers having played in the WHL.

Perrin (6’1, 187) made the jump to the MJHL this season with the Dauphin Kings. The Morden, MB, product was drafted in the second round (20th overall) by the Kings in 2022 and has 3 points in 17 games this season.

Bennett (6’0, 190) played 42 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings as a 17-year-old before moving on to the Prince Albert Raiders. This season in Waywayseecappo, he has 17 points in 30 games. From Winnipeg, MB, Bennett was taken in the 6th round (57th overall) by the Winkler Flyers in 2019.

The Terriers would like to thank Austin McLean, Brenden Holba, Ryley Cyca, Brett Magarrell, and Evan LaChimea for thei dedication and hard work. Good Luck with your new teams!