It ended up being the blockbuster of the year. The Dauphin Kings sent Slade Stanick and Hayden Lacquette to the Portage Terriers in exchange for Logan Calder.
Calder came to Dauphin already a champion after he won an MJHL title with the Terriers in 2019 and he also helped the team win the Anavet Cup that season as they downed Battlefords. At the time of the trade, Calder was in the midst of a solid season with his hometown team as he scored 19 times in 31 games while adding 14 assists.
He would go on to play 22 regular season games with Dauphin and he averaged a point a game in the playoffs, he put up another seven goals and seven assists. No goal was bigger than his seventh and it came in game seven against the Steinbach Pistons when the team was down a goal.
Brayden Dube would score the game-winning goal in the third as Dauphin was crowned champions as Calder added another championship ring to end what was an incredibly impressive time in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
“It was a great feeling, just to do it with the group of guys we had was amazing,” said Calder. “The team welcomed me in and we all became brothers, it truly was incredible.”
Calder then made his presence felt at the Centennial Cup, Canada’s National Jr. A Championship as he scored twice and added two assists in five games.
Logan is now playing south of the border with Salve Regina University and he’s off to a great start with three goals and two assists in eight games. Playing in all of the team’s games so far, they’re 4-3-1 as the Christmas break has approached. That means Logan had the chance to come back home to spend the holidays with his family and he will also be spending a couple of days in Dauphin.
Calder is set to return to Credit Union Place on Saturday as the team wraps up their pre-Christmas schedule against Waywayseecappo. It will be Logan’s first time inside Credit Union Place since game six of the league final against Steinbach when he scored to seal the game in a 2-0 win.
“I’m really excited to return, ever since getting traded to Dauphin, I have nothing but amazing things to say,” ended Calder. “I’m looking forward to watching the team play a game before the break and to be back with some of the other guys that won a title last year.”