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Terriers trade McKitrick

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

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It wasn't a long stay in town.

The Portage Terriers announced this morning that forward Daniel McKitrick has been traded to Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Melville Millionaires in exchange for 20-year-old Rylee Zimmer.

“Moving McKitrick was obviously not an easy decision,” said Blake Spiller, head coach/GM of the Terriers of the veteran forward who helped Cobourg capture the 2016 RBC Cup. “But Zimmer brings size and the ability to play in all situations.”

Zimmer, a 6-foot-2, 175 lbs winger/centreman, is pointless through two games this season with the Millionaires but did record 64 points (21-43—64) in 50 games played last season for the SJHL's Flin Flon Bombers.

McKitrick, who the Terriers acquired indirectly this past summer when veteran goalie Kurtis Chapman was moved, tallied 12 points (4-8—12) in 10 games played as a Terrier.

A Russell, Man., native, Zimmer is no stranger to the MJHL as he spent parts of the 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons as a member of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines while also spending time with the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats.

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