After a relatively quiet summer, Portage has started to make moves as the season nears.
Portage has traded the CJHL playing rights of 20 F Ryan Sokoloski and 2001 D Ryden Fedyck of the Winnipeg Thrashers Midget AAA Team with futures to the Selkirk Steelers for 2000 F Ben Coppinger, 1999 G Dylan Myskiw along with future considerations.
” Soko was a very good player for us in his 3 seasons here and a key piece in 2 Turnbull Cup Championships” – Blake Spiller
In his rookie season Sokoloski played in 43 games earning 8G 17A, he went on to more than double his previous years numbers 56GP 22G 34A the following season and finished last year with 51GP 17G 25A.
Coppinger split last season between the Prince George Cougars WHL, Selkirk Steelers MJHL, and the St.Vital Victorias MMJHL.
Myskiw the 6’1 19 year old suited up for 22 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings last season earning a GAA 3.41 and .887 save percentage.
Both Coppinger and Myskiw are expected to play with their WHL teams this year.
Coach and GM Blake Spiller, ” This has been a difficult offseason moving along some players. As tough as it is to have moved out some good players, we feel the return is important and also feel we have recruited some quality people to hopefully give us a chance to challenge this season as well. ”
The Terriers’ Organization would like to thank Ryan for his 3 years here and wish him well in his final year of junior. We also welcome Ben and Dylan to the Terrier family.