Broncos sign Saxberg
NEWS: The Broncos have signed Liam Saxberg to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. He was drafted 60th overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) May 11, 2020
The Swift Current Broncos signed defenseman Liam Saxberg to a WHL Education Contract. His 19 goals tied for first place among defensemen in the Winnipeg Bantam AAA League with fellow Broncos prospect, Grayson Burzynski. His 47 points in 36 games with the Winnipeg Warriors were tops among defenseman in the WBAAAHL. Check out his DUBNetwork Scouting profile here.
Topping signs with Barracuda
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) May 11, 2020
Kyle Topping (226 GP, 71 G, 125 A with the Kelowna Rockets from 2016-20) has signed an AHL contract with the San Jose Barracuda. The former 11th round bantam draft choice attended Development Camp with the San Jose Sharks, who are affiliated with the Barracuda, in 2019.
Update on Winterhawks ownership
Portland Pickles owners interested in purchasing Portland Winterhawks https://t.co/NTkzjYGH27
— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) May 12, 2020
As we have been mentioning in this space, the Portland Winterhawks are currently searching for new owners with the current owner filing for Chapter 15 bankruptcy. Reports emerged on Monday that the ownership group of the Portland Pickles, which includes Saskatchewan Roughriders punter Jon Ryan, are interested in purchasing the team.
Over 400 WHL alumni access scholarships
The WHL announced today that a total of 402 WHL graduate players have been awarded #WHLScholarships for 2019-20!
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 11, 2020
The WHL says a total of 402 WHL graduate players were awarded WHL Scholarships for the 2019-20 season. 249 of those players are attending school in Western Canada with the University of Saskatchewan having the most alumni with 39.
Blazers named Scholastic Team of the Year
Congratulations to @blazerhockey, the recipient of the Jim Donlevy Memorial Trophy as WHL Scholastic Team of the Year! #WHLScholarship #WHLAwards 📰 | https://t.co/Cs81NdjCQl pic.twitter.com/YhV5ZfpgKy
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 11, 2020
The Kamloops Blazers are this season’s winner of the WHL Scholastic Team of the Year. Blazers players completed 49 education courses during the 2019-20 season and maintained an average of 93.6% with three players graduating high school early.
Americans going ahead with Summer Hockey Camp
Information now available ☀️🏒
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) May 11, 2020
The Tri-City Americans announced on Monday that their Summer Hockey Camp is scheduled to go ahead with their summer hockey camp in August of this year and registration is now open.
AHL cancels remainder of 2019-20 season
The AHL Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
— AHL (@TheAHL) May 11, 2020
The American Hockey League made the unfortunate decision on Monday to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season and playoffs. The league will be turning its full attention to ensuring we can have hockey in the 2020-21 season.
Canada West changing format for 2020-21
MEDIA RELEASE: Revised 2020-21 sport formats approved by CW Board
– Health & safety paramount
– Fewer games & less travel
– Formats approved for 1 year only
– Easing financial stress on members
— Canada West (@CanadaWest) May 11, 2020
Canada West has modified its format for the 2020-21 season to protect the health and safety of participants and ensure short-term financial viability and long-term sustainability for its members. For hockey, this means that each team will play a 20 game schedule. UBC and TWU will play an additional four games against each other. Alberta and MacEwan (Edmonton) and Calgary and Mount Royal (Calgary) will play two additional games against the team in their own city, and one game against the teams outside of their city. Saskatchewan, Regina, and Manitoba will play an additional two games against each other.
White Brothers shifting schools
Torrin's brother Jaeger White was recruited to Carleton by way of Kootenay in the WHL last summer.
However, I'm told after rehabbing a torn ACL that virtually wiped out his entire '19-20 season, Jaeger White will join the Calgary Dinos for '20-21. https://t.co/itx1mU39mb
— Victor Findlay (@Finder_24) May 11, 2020
Victor Findlay reports that Torrin White (248 GP, 49 G, 59 A with the Moose Jaw Warriors from 2010-16) and Jaeger White (219 GP, 43 G, 63 A with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Everett Silvertips, Brandon Wheat Kings, Medicine Hat Tigers and Kootenay ICE from 2013-19) will be switching schools for the 2020-21 season. Findlay reports that the elder White is heading to Carleton University after the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns folded, while the younger White will be leaving Carleton to play for the University of Calgary.
Pats’ Paddock mourning the loss of his sister
Join us in sending condolences to the Paddock family today.
Dianna, the sister to Pats General Manager John Paddock, passed away last week.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and her friends.
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) May 11, 2020
DUBNetwork sends its condolences to Regina Pats GM John Paddock whose sister sadly passed away last week.