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Terriers make moves at the deadline

Terriers re-aquire forward Turner Santin.

Turner Santin will be returning to Portage in a deal that saw his playing rights as well as a second round draft pick and future consideration traded for Kirklan Lycar and Kelby Picard to the Virden Oil Capitals.

Santin was part of last year’s Turnbull Cup Champion team earning 13 points in 47 games played. Portage traded Santin’s rights to the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL club who then moved the 19 year old to Virden.

The Terriers have also acquired forward Brendan Kochanski in a deal with the Dauphin Kings for future considerations.

 “We were looking for a bit more size and grit to go along with our skilled forwards,” says Terriers head coach/GM Blake Spiller. “Both Santin and Kochanski provide that.”

Santin picked up the first goal in Friday’s game versus the Winnipeg Blues as he saw the ice for the first time as a Terrier this season.

Kochanski a 98 Winnipeg native currently has 3 points in 15 games with the Kings. Look for him to crack the line up next week as he nurses a minor injury.

In an effort to trim the roster the the mandatory 25 player maximum as of December 1st, Portage has also announced the defenceman Lane Taylor has been re-assigned to the Central Plains Capitals.

 “Taylor played well for us with the long stretch of injuries and really improved with the extra ice time,” Spiller