Virden, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals continue to build for the future this week as they added two more 2001 born prospects to the 50 man protected list.
Defensemen Jackson Orr and Logan Rose were added to the hockey club in the 24 hours following the conclusion of Sunday’s MJHL Draft.
Orr, a familiar name in the area spent last season with the Brandon AAA Bantam Wheat Kings and had 5 assists in 33 games.
In Rose, the Oil Caps are getting another solid defenseman. The Carmen native played with the Pembina Valley AAA Bantam Hawks last season and recorded 3 goals and 12 assists along with 50 penalty minutes in 33 games.
Just because they didn’t hear their name called on Sunday at the draft, doesn’t diminish their importance to the future of the hockey club.
Last year the Oil Caps added Brett Paddock to the list in the days following the draft. This past season, the 15 year old made the impressive jump to the AAA Midget ranks scoring five times and adding another twelve assists.
Asst. GM Chad Leslie on the addition of Jackson Orr -
Jackson Orr – 5’11” 155lbs | LD
“Jackson is a big bodied defender that skates very well. He competes very hard and has a physical element that will continue to develop as he gets older and stronger. He is a character kid, very unselfish, and well liked by his teammates. Both of Jackson’s parents are from the area, which makes it feel like he is a very local guy for us. His first cousin Brett has been a member of the Portage Terriers for the past three seasons.”
Asst. GM Chad Leslie on the addition of Logan Rose –
Logan Rose – 6’0″ 160lbs | LD
“Logan is another big bodied defender that also skates very well. He makes good decisions under duress and plays very physical down low. Logan played a lot of minutes this year and was used in all situations. Logan is an excellent teammate and was critical to the success of his team down the stretch.”
Asst. GM Chad Leslie on building for the future -
“We feel very fortunate to be able to add two d-men like Logan and Jackson to our list after the draft. Alongside our draft picks from this year and the year before, we our excited about the potential of our back-end down the road. Both guys are big bodies that skate well, compete, defend very hard, and are team oriented, unselfish kids. We are very happy to have them in Virden.”