SilverBacks GM and Head Coach Troy Mick continues to build his roster from the back-end out with today’s trade that adds a veteran net presence.
Dzijacky, a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was acquired by the RBC Cup runner-up Humboldt Broncos in December of this past season and was part of a stellar goaltending tandem along with Matt Hyrnkiw that got the host-team Broncos one period away from a National Championship.
Dzijacky was 9-1 in regular season play with Humboldt and held a .902 save percentage to go along with a 2.44 GAA. During the playoffs he posted a 5-4 record as the Broncos took both the SJHL playoffs and the Anavet Cup.
The ‘Backs would like to welcome Colin and his family to the organization and are overly enthusiastic to meet him at Main Camp starting on August 23rd at the Shaw Centre.
About 40 of them will gather Monday on the freshly-laid ice with hopes of still being in Storm silks 19 days later when the team opens its regular season.
We know for sure five who finished with the team last season won’t be around – Matt Cumming, Pat Terris, Hugo Turcotte, Mitch Neumeier and Ryan Hamberg are too old to play junior. Turcotte is in the NCAA this year, Neumeier in the ACAC and Hamberg in the CIS as they continue their hockey careers at the collegiate level.
Also not returning is defenceman Thomas Ward-Cardinal. He has been traded to the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in a cash deal. Also, goaltender Colin Dzijacky, who was traded by the Storm to the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last year, but remained Storm property for this year, has been traded by the Storm to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League in another cash deal.