Daily Dose of the Dub: 13 WHLers headed to CHL/NHL Top Prospects game, Six WHL prospects headed to Youth Olympics and more

13 WHLers headed to CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

The CHL announced the 40-man roster for the annual CHL/NHL Top Prospects game which includes the following players from the WHL:

  • Dylan Garand (Kamloops Blazers)
  • Brock Gould (Victoria Royals)
  • Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders)
  • Daemon Hunt (Moose Jaw Warriors)
  • Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings)
  • Christoffer Sedoff (Red Deer Rebels)
  • Jack Finley (Spokane Chiefs)
  • Ridly Greig (Brandon Wheat Kings)
  • Seth Jarvis (Portland Winterhawks)
  • Jake Neighbours (Edmonton Oil Kings)
  • Justin Sourdif (Vancouver Giants)
  • Ozzy Wiesblatt (Prince Albert Raiders)
  • Connor Zary (Kamloops Blazers)

Savoie, Geekie to represent Canda at Youth Olympics

Hockey Canada named the 17-man roster for the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Of those 17 players, six are WHL prospects:

  • Matthew Savoie (Winnipeg ICE)
  • Conor Geekie (Winnipeg ICE)
  • Nate Danielson (Brandon Wheat Kings)
  • Denton Mateychuk (Moose Jaw Warriors)
  • Mats Lindgren (Kamloops Blazers)
  • Dylan Ernst (Kamloops Blazers)

WHL announces a pair of suspensions

The WHL announced a couple of suspensions on Monday:

  • Tri-City’s Landon Roberts has been suspended for two games for a check from behind major and game misconduct against Portland on December 14th.
  • Medicine Hat’s Daniel Baker has been suspended for one game for a cross-checking major and game misconduct against Edmonton on December 14th.

Beckman named WHL Player of the Week

Scoring six goals and adding three assists in three games, Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman has been named the WHL Player of the Week. It’s the second time a Chief has won the award as Ty Smith won it for the week of September 30-October 6.

Cossa named WHL Goalie of the Week

With a record of 2-0-0-0, a 0.97 GAA and .964 Save Percentage, Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa has been named the WHL’s Goaltender of the Week. I have it on good authority that one of our Edmonton Oil Kings beat writers, Liam Horrobin, will have a feature on Cossa coming to the site in the near future.

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Devils acquire former Rocket in a blockbuster trade

The New Jersey Devils acquired Nick Merkley (245 GP, 85 G, 174 A with the Kelowna Rockets from 2012-17) in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Coyotes that saw some guy you may have heard of named Taylor Hall head to the Arizona Coyotes. Merkley was drafted by the Coyotes in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and has one NHL game under his belt at this point.

Shinkaruk released by Checkers

Hunter Shinkaruk (211 GP, 105 G, 130 A with the Medicine Hat Tigers) has been released by the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers to pursue an opportunity in the KHL. The former first-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks had four goals and three assists in 20 games with Charlotte this season.

Morrow signs in KHL

Joe Morrow (227 GP, 33 G, 118 A with the Portland Winterhawks from 2007-12) has signed with Dinamo Minsk in the KHL for the rest of this season. Morrow was recently released from his contract by the New Jersey Devils after playing in 16 games and notching a goal and three assists with their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

Stars release Maylan, Pearce

The Dundee Stars of the EIHL announced that they have released forwards Justin Maylan (331 GP, 87 G, 167 A with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince George Cougars and Prince Albert Raiders from 2007-12) and Elgin Pearce (254 GP, 65 G, 83 A with the Kootenay ICE and Medicine Hat Tigers from 2009-13). Maylan had five goals and 13 assists in 25 games while Pearce tallied nine goals and nine assists also in 25 games.

Carlson released by Hungarian club 

Cody Carlson (305 GP, 25 G, 110 A with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Regina Pats and Prince George Cougars from 2006-12) has been released by Hungarian club UTE Budapest after 23 games in which he had five goals and four assists.

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