Daily Herald Staff
Prince Albert’s Jason Duret is on the move.
The former captain of the Prince Albert Mintos has been traded to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s LaRonge Ice Wolves after starting the year with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
The 18-year-old Duret had originally been listed by the Ice Wolves, but during the summer he opted to sign with the Kodiaks. Duret was also being recruited by Cowichan Valley of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League, but after meeting all three parties decided to move to Alberta.
In 11 games with Camrose, the 5-foot-8 forward had just three assists, but he has had previous success in LaRonge. Last year, as an affiliate player for the Ice Wolves, Duret collected a goal and an assist in three games and the previous season, when he was just 16 years old, he had one assist in two contests.
Duret completed a very successful three-year career with the Mintos last spring as he collected 19 goals and added 48 assists to finish third in league scoring behind Vukie Mpofu and Kolten Olynek, both from the Saskatoon Contacts.
Duret never missed a game in all three seasons with the Mintos and during that time helped Prince Albert reach the league final all three years. His career totals with the Mintos were 40 goals and 75 assists in 132 regular-season games and 11-15-26 in 33 post-season contests.
Duret should be in the LaRonge line-up this weekend when the Ice Wolves host the Nipawin Hawks on Friday.