20-year-old goaltender Kyle Jahraus is no longer with the Melville Millionaires. He's gone home to Saskatoon to await a trade, and Millionaires' Coach/GM Jamie Fiesel says it was a mutual agreement.
"We had expectations of him, and he had expectations of us, and it just didn't work out. Plus with the emergence of Zach Rakochy, showing he can be a number one goalie, it's very frustrating for a 20-year-old to see that happen. We've agreed we're going to move Kyle on, we've had talks with some teams, and we want to give him a new opportunity in his final season of junior to play more and feel more comfortable in his role. So he's chosen to go home to wait for a deal to happen."
The Millionaires acquired Jahraus from La Ronge for the rights to Logan Herauf during the summer, a trade which appeared to be a steal for Melville, since Herauf was playing with New Mexico of the North American Hockey League. However, Herauf's back in the SJHL, putting up roughly a point-per-game with the Ice Wolves, and Jahraus is no longer on the Mils' roster.
He had a record of 4-8, a 4.05 GAA, and a .882 sv% during his time in Melville, which did include some positives... like a 30+ save performance in his first game in Yorkton, a 2-1 (SO) win, likely his best performance in blue and white.
Before last night's game in Weyburn was postponed, Fiesel had planned to call up David Dempster from the PJHL's Regina Capitals to backup Rakochy, but the Mils' Coach/GM knows they need a permanent fix.
"With the Dawson Guhle (former Regina Pat, traded to Red Deer) situation, we thought we might have a quality goalie come in there, but that fell through. We're talking to some teams in the league with three goalies right now, and by Friday we expect to have someone in here."
The Millionaires host the Yorkton Terriers on Friday, before returning to Yorkton on Saturday night.
We'll preview the weekend with Fiesel and Terrier GM Don Chesney on the Robin's Roundtable from 7:00 - 7:30 Thursday night, live from Robin's Donuts in Melville.