The Melville Millionaires have traded away a pair of three-year vets.
20-year-old forward Mark Owen and 18-year-old goalie Zach Rakochy are heading to the MJHL's Steinbach Pistons, in exchange for 18-year-old forward Russell Trudeau.
Owen was off to a good start to his 20-year-old season, putting up 15 points (8g-7a) in 15 games.
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Rakochy had only appeared in one game since returning from the WHL's Spokane Chiefs, and the play of fellow '93 goaltender Alex Wakaluk was the biggest reason for Rakochy being moved.
In Trudeau, the Mils get younger, but he can likely fit the same top-six role that open filled. In 58 games as a 17-year-old in Steinbach last season, Trudeau put up 26g-26a-52p.