The Portage Terriers have picked up a pair of players from their first opponent of the preseason. The Terriers have acquired goalie Bailey Monteith and the CJHL rights to forward Calder Anderson from the Virden Oil Capitals in exchange for forward Daniel Tokariwski and future considerations.
Monteith is a 2002-born player who was traded to Virden in the middle of last season from the BCHL. In his 18 regular season starts, the goalie picked up 12 wins and had a 3.27 goals against average and a 0.903 save percentage. The Kamloops product also had a record of 6-2-2 in the playoffs.
Anderson is another 20-year-old player who has spent the last three seasons in the WHL with the Moose Jaw Warriors where he has posted 26 points in 98 total games. The forward was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings earlier this month. With this trade, the Terriers have secured his rights if he comes down to the MJHL this season.
Tokariwski is a 2005-born player who was called up for three games last year. He totalled 64 points in 43 games for the U18 AAA Winnipeg Thrashers in 2021-22.
The Terriers will host the Oil Capitals in their preseason opener on September 6.