Kings busy prior to MJHL trade deadline; Wheat Kings make no moves


There were several roster moves that took place prior to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League trade deadline on Friday night.

The Dauphin Kings, who currently sit in a tie for first place in the Sher-Wood Division, were busy making three deals during the day. The junior 'A' club added Souris product Hudson Morrison from the SJHL's LaRonge Ice Wolves in exchange for 20-year-old forward Daulton Siwak.

Morrison, 19, is a former member of the AAA midget Southwest Cougars.

"Hudson [Morrison] will add further depth to our forward group," said Kings head coach and GM Marlin Murray in a release. "He's a gritty forward that is tough to play against. We're looking forward to seeing him in a Kings jersey."

In 30 games this season in the SJHL, Morrison has six goals and seven assists for 13 points split between the Estevan Bruins and Ice Wolves. The 5-foot-11, 185 pound right-handed forward also racked up 24 penalty minutes.

The Kings also made a change between the pipes, acquiring 19-year-old goaltender Jordan Piccolino from the Central Canada Hockey League's Cornwall Colts for 19-year-old forward Tommy Hrazdira and future considerations. The Kings would later ship 19-year-old netminder Brian Archibald to the OCN Blizzard for future considerations.

The Kings also added Wawanesa product Jordan Thomson to the roster. The 17-year-old blueliner was assigned to the Kings by the WHL's Saskatoon Blades, who acquired his rights from the Kamloops Blazers earlier in the week. He had seven assists in 20 games with the Blazers this season.

Meanwhile, the OCN Blizzard made two roster moves on deadline day. The Blizzard shipped 19-year-old forward Suede Omeasoo to the defending league champion Steinbach Pistons for 17-year-old defenceman Tyler Anderson. OCN also traded 20-year-old forward Wilson Dumais to the La Ronge Ice Wolves for 20-year-old forward Anthony Agner-Bouchard and future considerations.

One other deal saw the Portage Terriers acquire 19-year-old forward Bryce Knapp from the CCHL's Cornwall Colts for future considerations.

A day before the deadline, there were three deals that took place – one of which included the Neepawa Natives, who sent their captain Ryley Pace to the SIJHL's English River Miners for future considerations. For more on the deal, click here.

Meanwhile, the Kings acquired 19-year-old forward Dillan McCombie from the SJHL's Flin Flon Bombers for future considerations.

Lastly, the Blizzard traded 20-year-old forward Damien Kulynych and future considerations to the Steinbach Pistons for 19-year-old forward David McGregor, 17-year-old forward Ryan Pruden and future considerations.

No deals for the Wheat Kings

The Western Hockey League trade deadline was also on Friday. The Brandon Wheat Kings wound up not making any roster moves.