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Powell River Kings make trade with Manitoba junior team

Hockey club acquires forward from Winnipeg Freeze
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MOVING WEST: Ryder Ringor is moving from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League to the BC Hockey League (BCHL) after being acquired via trade by the Powell River Kings.

Powell River Kings have acquired 2004-born forward Ryder Ringor from the Winnipeg Freeze of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) via trade in exchange for 2002-born defenceman Matthew Yakubowski.

Ringor is coming off an impressive rookie season with the Freeze as a 17-year-old; he led the team in scoring with 13 goals and 22 assists and was named co-rookie of the year with his twin brother Rylan.

“Ryder is creative with the puck and can make plays at a high pace,” stated Kings’ general manager Chad Van Diemen, in a media release. “We look forward to having Ryder join our team at training camp in early September.”

After the signings of Will Jones and Caleb Bentham, the Kings had a total of nine blueliners on the roster for next season. Van Diemen knew he had to move a defenceman.

“With a few additions on our back end we needed to move a defenceman to add to our forward group,” he added. “It’s not easy to move a great person and teammate in Matthew. We’d like to thank Matt for his contributions to our team last season."

Yakubowski, who was acquired from the Freeze at the trade deadline in January, collected two assists in 22 games with the Kings.

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