Tigers sign first-round pick Andresen
We are proud to announce the club has signed defenceman Reid Andresen to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
— Medicine Hat Tigers (@tigershockey) May 4, 2020
The Medicine Hat Tigers have signed 2020 WHL Bantam Draft first-round pick, 11th overall, Reid Andresen to his WHL Education Contract. The blueliner had 13 goals and 38 assists in 31 games for the Saskatoon Generals Bantam AA. Check out his DUBNetwork Scouting Profile here.
Cougars sign 17th overall pick
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) May 4, 2020
Over in Prince George, the Cougars have signed 17th overall pick in this year’s draft Caden Brown to his WHL Education Contract. He tallied 35 goals and 30 assists in 30 games playing for Delta Bantam Prep in the CSSHL and you can check out his DUBNetwork Scouting profile here.
Giants sign third-round pick Semeniuk
The Giants are thrilled to announce that they have signed 2005-born forward Ethan Semeniuk (Fort St. John, BC) to a @TheWHL Standard Player Agreement. He's the third player selected by the Giants in 2020 to sign with the team!
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) May 4, 2020
Broncos sign 2019 fourth-round pick
NEWS: The Broncos have signed Josh Filmon to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. He was drafted 67th overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) May 4, 2020
The Swift Current Broncos signed 2019 fourth-round pick Josh Filmon to his WHL Education Contract. In 36 games with the RINK Hockey Academy Elite 15s, he had 21 goals and 19 assists.
ICE sign Andrews to Education Contract
BREAKING | The Winnipeg ICE Sign 2004-born Forward Brayden Edwards to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
— Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) May 4, 2020
The Winnipeg ICE signed 2019 sixth-round pick Brayden Edwards to a WHL Education Contract. Suiting up for the Yale Hockey Academy Lions in the CSSHL, Edwards had 14 goals and 15 assists in 36 games.
Rebels sign Larson to Education Contract
— Red Deer Rebels (@Rebelshockey) May 4, 2020
The Red Deer Rebels have signed 2019 eighth-round pick Jhett Larson to his WHL Education Contract. Our Paul Figler has written about it here.
Graduating Crossley signs in Sweden
Austin Crossley (Prince Albert, Prince George, 2016-2020) signed one-year contract with Kalix (Sweden, Division 1). This season with Prince George Cougars (WHL) 12 GP, 0+1; Fargo Force (USHL) 39 GP, 2+6.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) May 4, 2020
Austin Crossley (159 GP, 8 G, 13 A with the Prince Albert Raiders and Prince George Cougars from 2016-2020) has signed with Kalix in Sweden for the 2020-21 season. Last season he had one assist in 12 games with the Cougars spending most of the season with the USHL’s Fargo Force.
Beckman named WHL Top Scorer
Congratulations to @mnwild prospect @AdamBeckman9 of @spokanechiefs, the recipient of the Bob Clarke Trophy Presented by @KubotaCanadaLtd! #WHLAwards 📰 | https://t.co/Uu2lYjH4ps pic.twitter.com/uYcQPGGyDU
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 4, 2020
Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman has been named the WHL’s Top Scorer. The Minnesota Wild prospect finished with 48 goals and 59 assists in 63 games.
SMHL’s Blazers receive commitments from WHL prospects
The SMHL’s Saskatoon Blazers have announced commitments from the following WHL prospects.
- Reid Andreson and James Venne (Medicine Hat Tigers)
- Holden Doell (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
- Matty Edwards (Vancouver Giants)
Legionnaires receive commitments from two WHL prospects
The Swift Current Legionnaires of the SMHL have received commitments from Brady Smith (Vancouver Giants) and Carter Herman (Regina Pats).
USHL Draft sees 21 WHL Prospects selected
The USHL held their Phase 1 Draft on Monday and there were a total of 21 WHL prospects who were selected:
- Cade Littler (acquired by Tri-City Americans in Beck Warm trade)
- Rieger Lorenz (2019 fourth-round pick, Calgary Hitmen)
- Jimmy Clark (2019 second-round pick, Vancouver Giants)
- Camden Shasby (2019 fourth-round pick, Lethbridge Hurricanes)
- Chase LaPinta (2019 eighth-round pick, Lethbridge Hurricanes)
- Garrett Brown (2019 fourth-round pick, Spokane Chiefs)
- Reid Conn (2019 14th round pick, Everett Silvertips)
- James Hong (2019 fifth-round pick, Everett Silvertips)
- Colby Woogk (2019 eighth-round pick, Regina Pats)
- Bowden Singleton (2019 second-round pick, Vancouver Giants)
- Daimon Gardner (2019 eighth-round pick, Kelowna Rockets)
- Paxton Geisel (2019 ninth-round pick, Spokane Chiefs)
- Jaren Brinson (2019 second-round pick, Prince George Cougars)
- Michael Valdez (2019 ninth-round pick, Red Deer Rebels)
- Cameron Johnson (2019 fourth-round pick, Kamloops Blazers)
- Connor Levis (2019 first-round pick, Kamloops Blazers)
- Colin Kessler (2019 ninth-round pick, Prince Albert Raiders)
- Tyler Dysart (2019 fourth-round pick, Prince Albert Raiders)
- Carson Brisson (2019 fifth-round pick, Moose Jaw Warriors)
- Sam Court (2019 third-round pick, Swift Current Broncos)
- Brodrick Williams (2019 ninth-round pick, Seattle Thunderbirds)
Eller signs in VHL
Interesting #VHL signing today, with F Mads Eller (brother of the Capitals' Lars Eller, and former @EdmOilKings) moving to Saryarka Karaganda in Kazakhstan. He had been playing for Rødovre in Denmark. https://t.co/RQ9IctfttG
— Patrick C (@ChunkletsHockey) May 4, 2020
Mads Eller (112 GP, 16 G, 34 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings from 2013-15) has signed with Saryarka Karangada in the VHL. Last season he notched 10 goals and 22 assists playing 45 games for the Rodovre Mighty Bulls.
Bloodoff re-signs with Blaze
— Coventry Blaze 🐲🏒 (@covblazehockey) May 3, 2020
Evan Bloodoff (280 GP, 56 G, 47 A with the Kelowna Rockets from 2006-11) has re-signed with the Coventry Blaze for the 2020-21 season. Last season he had 22 goals (second on the team) and 13 assists in 48 games.
Kozun nominated for Canada West Male Athlete of the Year
— Seattle Thunderbirds (@SeattleTbirds) May 5, 2020
Taran Kozun (135 GP, 2.73 GAA, .912 Save Percentage with the Kamloops Blazers and Seattle Thunderbirds from 2011-15) has been nominated for the Canada West Male Athlete of the Year. Kozun is currently attending school at the University of Saskatchewan where he plays for the Huskies. He posted a 17-3-2-0 record in 22 games with a 1.87 GAA and .931 save percentage en route to a Canada West Championship for the Huskies.
Grimwood joins Capitals
NEWS: The Capitals have hired Geoff Grimwood as the teams new Head Coach & General Manager
— Cowichan Capitals (@cowichancaps) May 4, 2020
Geoff Grimwood, who spent three seasons with the Victoria Royals as an assistant coach from 2012-15, has joined the BCHL’s Cowichan Capitals as head coach and General Manager.
Dupont hired by AJHL’s Canucks
The Canucks are pleased to announce the addition of two assistant coaches to our coaching staff. Welcome to our new assistant coaches Micki Dupont and Jamie Henry! #JrACanucks #Nucks #AJHLhttps://t.co/o9qB4GRkv5 pic.twitter.com/o80xdytKPc
— Calgary Canucks (@Calgary_Canucks) May 4, 2020
Micki Dupont (259 GP, 55 G, 157 A with the Kamloops Blazers from 1996-2000) has joined the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks as an assistant coach. After graduating from the WHL, Dupont went on to have a 20-year professional career with stops in San Diego, Long Beach, Saint John, Calgary, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Berlin, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Peoria, Zug, and Kloten.