Virden’s own Grady Lane is joining the Virden Oil Capitals. The son of Craig and Stacey Lane was reassigned this week from the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals.
“He is a player that brings so many positive things to a team,” head coach Tyson Ramsey said on the team’s website. “He plays the game so hard and physical, giving him the ability to get to hard areas of the rink. He works so hard on and off the ice to get better every day. And then you add in his impeccable character and leadership in the dressing room and it’s just really exciting.”
The 2003-born Lane was the top pick in the 2018 MJHL Draft by the Winkler Flyers. He played for them in 2019-2020 while spending one game with the Chiefs. Virden acquired his rights in 2020. He spent three games with the Oil Caps in a COVID-19 altered season in which he also played for Spokane. He spent the next two full seasons with the Washington State club before being traded to Victoria earlier this year.