In the 1st move, the Oil Capitals moved 20 year-old forward Nolan Dawson to the Selkirk Steelers for PDF. The Oil Capitals organization would like to wish Nolan all the best in Selkirk.
In the 2nd move, and significant addition to the backend, the Oil Capitals added 20 year-old Daren Gisti, from the OCN Blizzard. Gisti, who is from Winnipeg, will add another offensive dynamic to the Oil Capitals defence core. Gisti, who sits 8th in the MJHL defenceman scoring with 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 35 games. The Oil Capitals traded prospects; (2003) Cabrel Labossiere, a list product and (2004) 2019 MJHL Oil Capitals 4th round pick Ian Snooks, and future considerations. The organization would like to thank Cabrel and Ian for their time with the hockey club and wish them the best in their future endeavours with OCN.
Gisti originally played 22 games for the Oil Capitals in 2017/2018 amassing 13 points. Gisti was originally acquired from the Dauphin Kings but was moved to the Wolverines as the significant piece in the deal acquiring then 20 year-old Landon Cochrane and formal MJHL 1st overall pick, Jake Poole in December of 2017.
Gisti will finish off his MJHL career in Virden and the team is excited about the opportunity with Darren to help in the playoff push. Head Coach and GM added this, “The hockey club acquired a really talented d-man today. We get a guy who has likely the hardest shot in the league and will add to our offence on our back end and on the power play. Darren is familiar with our organization from his time past here and will fit in quickly. Our guys are excited about the move and know they have another weapon on the backend that will be beneficial to our lineup. In saying that we lose a couple key prospects in Ian and Cabrel. We wish them nothing but the best moving forward.”