Capitals ship goaltender Matt Zentner to Saskatchewan

The Caps kicked off their preseason exhibition schedule on Thursday as they hosted the Powell River Kings in Lake Cowichan.

The job of No. 1 goalie for the Cowichan Valley Capitals appears to be Lane Michasiw’s to lose as training camp continues after the B.C. Hockey League team traded fellow backstop Matt Zentner to the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan junior circuit earlier this week in exchange for future considerations.

Zentner and Michasiw split duties in net last season, with Zentner making 30 appearances to Michasiw’s 32.

Zentner, a 1995-born player, finished with 12 wins and 15 losses, a goals-against average of 4.07 and a .891 save percentage. Michasiw, a 1996 player, had eight wins, 21 defeats and two ties, with a 3.83 GAA and .899 save percentage.

Zentner was acquired from the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

The Caps kicked off their preseason exhibition schedule on Thursday as they hosted the Powell River Kings in Lake Cowichan.

This Saturday, they will host the Victoria Grizzlies at the Island Savings Centre at 7 p.m., and on Sunday they will visit the Grizzlies at the Q Centre at 2 p.m.