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Dutchies swap for d-man

By Kitchener Post staff

The Kitchener Dutchmen dealt local forward Steven Jakiela to the Elmira Sugar Kings on Wednesday for some scoring help on defence.

Heading to Kitchener is Wellesley native Clayton Greer, a 19-year-old blueliner who was on pace for career highs in assists and points with the Sugar Kings. The six-foot Waterloo minor hockey product has already matched a GOJHL career high with three goals in 18 games this season.

Jakiela, a six-foot-two forward in his second season with the Dutchmen, was tied for fifth in team scoring with six goals and 10 assists in 21 games.

The trade comes on the heels of a Tuesday night 5-4 Dutchmen win over the Guelph Hurricanes at Kinsmen Arena in Kitchener.

Keli Grant scored three times, including a pair of power-play goals, as the Dutchmen (12-11-2) rebounded from a 3-2 second period deficit to down the last-place Hurricanes (2-20-0).

The OHL Kitchener Rangers prospect now has 23 goals in 24 games with the Dutchmen.

Brett Clampitt and Dylan Bursey, with the game-winner, scored for Kitchener. Brock Malatches, Craig Martini, John Najafi and Matt Lippa replied for Guelph.

Jack Moylan made 28 saves for his fourth straight win. Marcus Nepinak steered aside 26 Dutchmen shots in the Hurricanes’ net.

The Dutchmen face a light schedule over the next couple of weeks with one game this weekend in Caledonia against the Midwestern Conference-leading Corvairs (15-6-2) Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Both teams return to Kitchener on Dec. 2 for a 2:30 p.m. puck drop.

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