Walleye and Dogs make a deal

October 27, 2022

Being primary rivals did not prevent the Kam River Fighting Walleye and Dryden Ice Dogs from making a one for one trade.

The Fighting Walleye has acquired 6-foot, 190 pound forward Ryland Semaniuk from the Ice Dogs in exchange for 6-foot-4, 200 pound defenseman Sebastiano Biagi. Both players have 2003 birth dates.

“Sometimes we just have to make a hockey move that benefits both clubs,” said Kam River general manager Kevin McCallum. “We find it hard to say goodbye to Sebastiano Biagi, and wish him well and believe we found him a spot to be successful. On the other hand we are extremely excited about getting Ryland Semaniuk in our lineup and seeing what he brings. We believe he plays with an edge we need and with an offensive punch.”

Biagi had a goal in 10 games with Kam River to begin the 2022-2023 season while Semaniuk scored once and had three assists in eight outings for Dryden.

Kam River is atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with a record of 9-2-1 as it prepares for three road games in as many nights this week. Dryden is in second spot with a record of 6-3-0 and is riding a six game win streak heading into a pair of weekend home contests.

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