The Oil Capitals added 1999 born, left handed forward, McCullough Park of Deloraine today. The trade with the OCN Blizzard, sends 2001 born, MJHL prospect, Jesse Tkach to the Kings; Tkach, is currently playing for the Winnipeg Bruins in the Manitoba AAA Midget.
Park started the season in Dauphin, before being moved to OCN right out of camp. Park began his MJHL career in Virden last season before being moved to Dauphin at the time, for defencman Darren Gisti.
Park on coming back to Virden:
“I’m very excited to get things going back here in Virden, as I know that this is a great place to play. I’m looking forward to getting things going and meeting some of the guys. We have a solid team and I think I can make a difference here.”
Oil Capitals Management:
“A year ago, when we made the trade with Dauphin, which included McCullough going to the Kings, we had a lot of apprehension at the time. He was a solid 2-way centerman who was in a deep lineup here with us, but we were looking at McCullough here for the long term. At the time, we needed a D-man and this was a player Dauphin coveted. We think the move back here will rejuvenate him and have him focused to get to accomplishing his goals of being a strong player in our organization. He will be focused on the right things here to make him and our team to be successful. He will add some more depth to our forward group as we continue to make ourselves better. McCullough has roots here in Western Manitoba being from Deloraine, also knowing our organization and will fit in quickly both on and off the ice.”
“Jesse Tkach is a high energy forward who will go on to great things with OCN next year. He has been part of our organization for over two years now and we have a large amount of respect for Jesse and what he has been able to accomplish in his hockey career to date. We wish Jesse all the best as he continues his junior hockey endeavours with OCN.”
Welcome back aboard McCullough!
The Oil Capitals (2-3-2) play in Portage this coming Friday and Saturday at Home against the Winkler Flyers. Get your tickets now!!