The Portage Terriers are continuing to make roster moves as they prepare for the 2023-24 season.
The latest addition to the squad is Prince George, British Columbia product Decker Mujcin, who was acquired from the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for future considerations. The forward says he can't wait to get on the ice at Stride Place.
"I'm super excited. They have a winning culture there and just hosted the Centennial Cup," Mujcin continues. "I knew I was going to the right spot."
Mujcin was aware that he would be traded from the Storm this offseason; however, he worked with the front office to find the best destination for himself. Mujcin says Grande Prairie's general manager gave him a few teams he could play for this season. When he saw that Portage was an option, he didn't hesitate.
The 18-year-old put up 12 points in 53 games in the AJHL last season.
"I played with a lot of skilled guys. I started the year in Spruce Grove (Saints) and then went to Grande Prairie. So, I learned a lot last season. I think I can bring a lot of that to Portage."
Mujcin says his goal for his last two years at the Junior A level is to be a part of a winning team. While that doesn't necessarily mean lifting the Centennial Cup, he says that would mean the world to him.
"That'd be awesome. That's the dream now, to win a Centennial Cup and keep playing out my hockey career."
For those unfamiliar with his game, Mujcin describes his playstyle.
"I'm a little bit gritty. I like to battle in the corners and bring a physical presence," Mujcin explains. "I also think I have an offensive touch that I how to show in Portage."
Mujcin and the rest of the Portage Terriers are less than two months away from the regular season.