Parik officially signs with Chiefs
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— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) July 11, 2019
As we reported would happen, the Spokane Chiefs have officially signed 2019 first round import selection Lukas Parik. A six-foot-four 185 goaltender from Neratovic, Czech Republic, Paric was selected in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. Last season with Bili Tygri Liberec U19, he played 32 games, posting a 2.85 GAA and .917 save percentage. Parik will battle overage netminders Bailey Brkin and Reece Klassen as well as 17-year old Campbell Arnold. With Parik officially signed, don’t be surprised if the Chiefs look to move out one of those overage goalies.
Leason signs entry-level contract with Capital
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 11, 2019
A day after signing his Prince Albert Raiders teammate Aliaksei Protas, the Washington Capitals have signed overage forward Brett Leason to his entry-level contract. Selected in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Leason should turn pro next season in the Capitals organization. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft by the Tri-City Americans and has played 190 WHL games with the Americans and Raiders, with 60 goals and 80 assists. Most recently, he was named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team and took home the WHL Championship with the Raiders.
The Raiders had nine players on their playoff roster who would be considered overage players next season but Brian Harris (University of Manitoba), Leason, Parker Kelly (Ottawa Senators), Sergei Sapego (Toronto Marlies) and Ian Scott (Toronto Maple Leafs) are likely going to move on from the organization.
Pavlenko signs in KHL
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— Guy Flaming (@TPS_Guy) July 11, 2019
After being released by the Edmonton Oil Kings, Andrei Pavelenko (78 GP, 12 G, 18 A with the Oil Kings) is getting a shot at a professional job as he has signed a try-out contract with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.
BC Hockey announces U-16 Provincial Camp Roster
— BC Hockey (@BCHockey_Source) July 10, 2019
BC Hockey has announced the Provincial Camp Roster for their U-16 camp set to take place at the end of this month. The roster includes first-round WHL Bantam Draft picks Mats Lindgren (Kamloops Blazers), Brandon Lisowsky (Saskatoon Blades), Grayden Siepmann (Calgary Hitmen), Mathew Ward (Swift Current Broncos), Ben Thornton (Spokane Chiefs), Layton Feist (Regina Pats), Caleb Reimer (Edmonton Oil Kings), Jason Spizawka (Victoria Royals), Connor Levis (Kamloops Blazers), Tyson Jugnauth (Swift Current Broncos) and Niall Crocker (Prince Albert Raiders). You can find the full roster here.
Hurricanes billet in a serious car accident
Sad news for our #WHLCanes family as one of our billets was in a terrible vehicle accident. While in hospital recovering, there was a fire in their home.
— Lethbridge Hurricanes (@WHLHurricanes) July 11, 2019
Lethbridge Hurricanes billet Rick Barva was in a serious car accident on May 27, 2019, and has undergone many surgeries with more to come, according to a GoFundMe to raise money for the family. If you’d like to donate to the family, you can do so here.
ICE Hockey School open for registration
NEWS | The Winnipeg ICE announced on Thursday that the Inaugural Winnipeg ICE Hockey School is now open for registration!
— Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) July 11, 2019
The Winnipeg ICE have announced the details of their inaugural Hockey School with registration officially open. The camp will take place from August 19-23rd and is open to 2010-12 born players.
Carolina changes up scouting staff
#Canes announce changes to scouting staff
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 11, 2019
The Carolina Hurricanes have made some changes to their scouting staff with ties to the WHL:
- Sheldon Ferguson, who owned the WCHL’s Billing Bighorns, coached the Medicine Hat Tigers for part of 1978-79, was GM and Coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds from 1986-1988 and was assistant GM of the Swit Current Broncos from 2008-10 is retiring from the scouting staff
- Bert Marshall (30 GP, 28 G, 35 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) is retiring from the scouting staff
- Cody Nickolet who has been with the Saskatoon Blades as their director of analytics is joining the Hurricanes
- As previously noted, Eric Fink, a Portland Winterhawks scout for the last six seasons is also joining the Hurricanes.