With files from Steven Wilson
January 10th is the annual roster deadline for junior hockey and, in the days leading up to it, traditionally sees a lot of movement between teams not just within the SJHL, but across the country.
The deadline itself is at 12:00, but the announcements of the various roster moves happen after that time, as in some cases it is registered with the CJHL and the SJHL before the deadline, but the players affected may not have been told of the trade yet. This means more deals could be announced as the day goes on.
Late yesterday, the Flin Flon Bombers and the Melville Millionaires closed out what is perhaps one of the biggest deals ahead of the deadline. It was announced that Jaxon Martens of the Bombers would be going to the Millionaires in exchange for forward Zach Cain. The deal also has conditional draft picks and future considerations tied to the deal.
Kindersley also announced the acquisition of Alex Mack yesterday, and they also announced the trade of Jacob Dewitt to the Olds Grizzlys of the AJHL in exchange for a PDF today.
We will update this article as more transactions are announced.