The Selkirk Steelers have signed defenceman Christian Kadolph to a standard MJHL deal. The 18-year-old Brainerd, MN. product served as team captain of the Brainerd High School hockey team, where he put up eight goals, 31 points and 18 penalty minutes in 25 regular season games.
Much like the 2018-19 season, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound blueliner double-rostered, skating in 13 games for Team Great Plains, where he scored twice and added four assists and nine penalty minutes in the UMHSEHL. This past spring, Kadolph was also selected 55th overall by the Granite City Lumberjacks in the second round of the NA3HL Draft.
On top of the Kadolph commitment, the Steelers remained busy this past week, putting the finishing touches on two pending trades. Selkirk added Portage Terriers forwards Duncan Pierce and Mack Belinski to complete two separate trades made on December 1, 2019 and January 10, 2020, respectively.
Pierce, 20, of Winnipeg, has spent the majority of his junior hockey career in the Western Hockey League playing for the Regina Pats. After 94 games as a Pat, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward was dealt to the Brandon Wheat Kings, where he put up eight goals, 20 points and 24 penalty minutes in 48 games. Pierce has dressed in 26 games for the Terriers over his career. His rights now belong to Selkirk.
Belinski, 20, of Vista, spent the past three seasons between the Neepawa Natives and Portage Terriers, racking up 53 goals, 128 points and 90 penalty minutes in the process. Last season with Portage, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward scored 17 goals and 47 points for the second-place Terriers.