Davis Ross – Defenseman
The Virden Oil Capitals have acquired the Canadian Junior Hockey League playing rights to Portage Terriers defenseman, Davis Ross, and Fort Frances Lakers forward, Nolan Ross to complete the future considerations in a trade that saw Kevin Pochuk head to the Portage Terriers.
Davis and Nolan’s playing rights were both owned by the Portage Terriers at the time of this transaction, which now sees the twin brothers’ playing rights flipped to Virden to complete the November 12, 2014 trade.
Davis is fresh off an impressive RBC Cup Championship run with the Terriers that saw him post 12 points (5 G, 7 A) in 23 post-season games. He also finished the regular season with 30 points (4 G, 26 A) in 51 games on the Terriers blue line, good enough for third on their team in defensive scoring.
Nolan Ross – Forward
Meanwhile, Nolan played in 20 games for the Terriers at the beginning of the season where he posted 7 points (3 G, 4 A) before joining his hometown, Fort Frances Lakers in the SIJHL. As a member of the Lakers, the 5’8″, 160 lbs forward netted 9 points (5 G, 4 A) in 10 regular season games while adding another 7 points (6 G, 1 A) in 10 playoff contests. Nolan was one game away from joining his brother in Portage for the Royal Bank Cup as the Lakers fell to the Soo Thunderbirds in the championship game of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup after capturing the SIJHL championship in the weeks prior.
The Ross twins are 1995-born players, which leaves them with one year remaining of junior eligibility. Davis was named the MJHL’s Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month during the month of November.