Virden, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals acquired a pair of 20 year olds ahead of a busy week on the schedule.
As the Oil Caps get set to kick off 3 games in 4 nights, GM & Head Coach Troy Leslie announced that the club has traded for forward Drake Bodie and defenseman Kyle Bird from the Dauphin Kings.
In exchange, the Kings get 19 year old forward Jake Dudar.
Dauphin will also receive future considerations.
Bodie, joins his 4th MJHL Club after starting his junior career with the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades.
The Thompson, MB native made stops in Waywayseecappo and Portage before finding a home in Dauphin.
In 122 MJHL games, he has 77 points. So far this season, his 5 goals and 8 assists saw him sit 4th on the Kings in scoring.
As for Bird, the 6 foot Regina, SK product also joins his 4th junior club.
He spent time in Melville and Estevan before landing a spot in Dauphin.
The left handed shooter had 20 points last year and so far in 15/16, has 1 goal and 8 assists.
The Oil Caps would like to thank Jake and his family for their commitment to the Oil Caps over the last 2 seasons and welcome Kyle and Drake to Virden.