The 19-year-old Malchuk played for the Dupuhin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). As her team set aside the campaign due to an epidemic, she will be able to continue her season in Edmondston, but next year she returns to Dupin. In 6 matches with the Kings, he has provided 1 goal and 5 assists.
Last year, the 5’10 ‘defenseman scored 8 goals and 20 assists in 48 games with the Manitoba League’s Nipawa natives and the Portage Terriers. A native of Bertley, Man, Malchuk played a full season in the Western Major Junior Hockey League with the Victoria Royals in 2018–19.
The troupe is a strong 20-year-old 6’6 ” partner of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Last season, he guarded the net for the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League (OJHL). In 22 games, he has averaged 2.45 percent saves and 2.45 goals against a stunning 16-3-1 record. In 2017-18, the troupe played 4 matches with the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL and 5 with the Rumblers Dewhurst in the LHM.
These new players join the three forwards (Andrew Bruder, Cole Stewart and Frederck Janvir), whose acquisitions were announced last week. Our team has started training from Sunday and there is an atmosphere of excitement. Players cannot wait for the next stage of match play. We do not yet know when it will happen, but the blizzard will be ready, ”suggested team president Andre Lebel, who took the opportunity to thank the players and fans who have shown up during these long months of uncertainty.
In addition, Blizzard has announced that it will complete the season without the services of striker Samuel Grazier, defender Alex McKinnon and goalkeeper Antoine Leonis. Grazier left the team for personal reasons, while Alex McKinn returned home by mutual agreement with Blizzard to complete his school year in Nova Scotia. McKinnon, who turns 18 next month, will return to the Blizzard uniform next season. For internal administrative reasons, Leonis no longer appears in the team’s plans. “We thank these players for their contribution to the success of the team and wish them good success in the rest of their careers and professional lives”, Mr. Lebel noted.
Since halting the playoff hold in 2020 and the arrival of the epidemic plaguing the current season, Blizzard management has always maintained a strong position to follow the provincial government’s health regulations, in solidarity with other teams. LHM, for the safety of both team members, fans and the general public. Everyone within the team and organization has been informed and made aware of the instructions to be followed regularly.
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