It's been a busy day for Doug Hedley and the rest of the Dauphin Kings organization. Ahead of their next game which comes on Tuesday against the Selkirk Steelers, the club has completed a couple of trades.
One of the deals the team completed was trading Grandview's Koby Morrisseau to the Portage Terriers, who will host the Centennial Cup in May. Morrisseau had 13 points in 10 games this season for Dauphin.
In exchange, Dauphin acquired Bryson Cecconi and future considerations. Bryson started this season with the SJHL's Humboldt Broncos where he had 25 points (11G) in 25 games. He played three games for Portage before the trade today.
"We were trying to get Cecconi from Humboldt before he was traded to Portage. We've had some really good reports on him," said Doug Hedley. "We're trying at this point to get him here. It's not certain if he will for sure be here, but we're definitely working on it."
In other trade, the Kings acquired 20-year-old Kasyn Kruse and Cordell Coleman from Swan Valley. Kruse became a household name with Swan last year when he had 14 points in 17 playoff games as the team advanced to the league final.
Coleman played nine games with Swan Valley so far this season.
"Cordell is a big kid, so we want to get him some minutes. We're hoping he's a late developer and he can get some things going for us," said Hedley. "Kruse is a skilled guy and he's very good when it gets tough. We're hoping he can provide some depth and get some top-six minutes here."
Dauphin also sent Bryson McDonald and Jesse Mistelbacher to the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL. Dauphin will retain both of their rights come June.
In another trade, the team acquired Luke Seremet from the OCN Blizzard in exchange for 2003-born Ashton Romaniuk and future considerations.
Seremet is from Winnipeg and he's spent time with the Winnipeg Blues and is currently on the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey Leagues Charleswood Hawks where he has six points in eight games.
After the busy day, Hedley reacted to how things went overall.
"We still have some room on our roster for the 10th of January, we still have four cards open," concluded Hedley. "We're better moving forward than we were before today."