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OCN Blizzard trade forwards with Dauphin Kings


This past Friday the OCN Blizzard swapped forwards with another Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) club, trading the CJHL (Canadian Junior Hockey League) playing rights of George King to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for the CJHL playing rights for forward Matt Pitchenese and future considerations.
King, 20, played for the OCN Blizzard for two seasons, first during the 2016-17 season where he suited up for 55 games, scoring 36 goals and 18 assists for a total of 54 points. The next season King started off with the Regina Pats in the Western Hockey League (WHL) playing 18 games with them before going to the Prince Albert Raiders for five more games. Following his WHL time, King returned to OCN for 21 games, scoring five goals and 11 assists for the Blizzard. He added six points in six playoff games as well as OCN fell in six games in the opening round.
Pitchenese, 19, has far less MJHL experience and came to the league only last season. At the start of last season Pitchenese played with the Dauphin Kings for 15 games, scoring two goals and five assists for seven points before going back to the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s for the rest of the season playing in 29 games, scoring six goals and 17 assists for 23 points in the latter half of the 2017-18 season. Pitchenese also played the 2016-2017 season with Dryden.

Trevor Wright