The 2022 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Entry Draft has concluded.
The Portage Terriers made five selections in the eight-round draft, with the eligible players having just finished their U16 season.
The Dogs' first-round selection, with the fifth overall pick, was defenceman Jordan Murray of Decker, Manitoba. The RINK Hockey Academy product put up 19 points over 32 games this past season. Jordan is the younger brother of former Terrier defenceman Owen Murray.
The Terriers' second pick came in the fourth round at 48th overall, where they added another blueliner in Cody Allen. The Winnipegger finished last season with 20 points in 29 games for the U17 Winnipeg Thrashers.
In the fifth round, Portage took their first forward of the afternoon in Cole Cairns. The Centre played with the U18 Winnipeg Bruins in 2021-22, finishing the season with seven goals and 19 points.
The Dogs' made sure to cover every part of the ice as they opened the sixth round by taking goaltender Kai Bennett. The Souris, Manitoba product went 5-5 this season for the U18 Southwest Cougars.
Portage's last pick of the afternoon saw Stonewall's Hayden Kaczorowski join the roster. The forward put up nearly a point per game at the U17 level last season with 31 points in 34 contests.
Leading up to the draft, the Terriers also made a few transactions. The team received the rights to 2003-born defenceman Magnus Einarson from the OCN Blizzard in exchange for the rights to defenceman Liam Foley, while also shipping the rights to forward Jett Mintenko to the Winkler Flyers for future considerations.
Einarson played out last season with the Utah Outliers in the USPHL's Premier Division and totalled 32 points in 49 games.
The first pick in the MJHL draft was forward Marek Miller, who was selected by the Winkler Flyers, acquiring the pick from the OCN Blizzard.
For the full draft summary, click here.