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Millan Traded to Blind River Beavers of NOJHL

By Staff Writer

The Neepawa Natives have traded 20 year old defensemen Matt Millan to the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL (Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League).  Millan played 2 seasons for the Natives playing in 84 games collecting 3 goals and 15 assists and 48 penalty minutes.  “Matt is a quality young man, it is never easy to trade players especially ones that have such great character” , stated Neepawa Natives General Manager Myles Cathcart, “the league changed the rules for 20 year olds reducing the number to 8 so difficult decisions had to be made.  We wish Matt the best of luck with his new team and thank him for his contribution to the organization”.

“Matt has been ambassador for our hockey program the past 2 seasons.  His play over the 2 years has steadily improved offensively and defensively” , said Natives Head Coach Dustin Howden, “his on ice play comes 2nd when you talk about his character.  Well-liked by his teammates, coaches and community. We wish Matt the best of luck in the future.”