Forward Ryder Johns has committed to play for the Portage Terriers next season. The 19-year-old played his first year of junior hockey last season for the Victoria Cougars in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.
Johns scored ten goals and dished out ten assists over 44 games during his rookie season. He also added two playoff goals and helped the Cougars make it to the semi-finals before they lost in six games. Both of Johns' playoff goals came unassisted, one being short-handed.
In 2021-22, Johns played for the Greater Vancouver Canadiens in the British Columbia Elite Hockey League. In 33 games, the forward had 22 points and 89 penalty minutes. He scored four goals on the team's six-game playoff run.
Johns is the Terriers' fifth acquisition of the offseason.