Greig and McClennon loans denied
#WHL prospects Connor McClennon & Ridly Greig recently signed deals with Swedish 3rd-tier league team Karlskrona. Today, the team announced that the two will remain in Canada and not join the team. Contracts were signed, but the players did not get approval from their WHL teams. https://t.co/xJ10tZSwvo
— Eliteprospects (@eliteprospects) September 21, 2020
In the first known instance of WHL teams not allowing their players to head overseas, Ridly Greig and Connor McClennon were denied approval to head to Karlskrona of the Swedish 3rd-tier league. No formal announcement was made by either the Winnipeg ICE or the Brandon Wheat Kings regarding the denial of approval.
Benson heading overseas on loan from Oilers
The #Oilers have loaned forward Tyler Benson to the GCK Lions of the Swiss League for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 21, 2020
Tyler Benson (190GP, 61G, 123A with Vancouver ’13-’18) has been loaned by the Edmonton Oilers to GC Kusnacht Lions of the SL in Switzerland. Last season with the Bakersfield Condors (AHL), Benson had nine goals and 27 assists in 47 games. He was also called up to the Oilers for seven games, netting an assist.
Knackstedt extended by Dresdner Eislowen
Die @Eisloewen aus #Dresden haben einen absoluten Leitungsträger gehalten. Der #Eishockey-Zweitligist freut sich über die Weiterbeschäftigung ihres Topscorers – keine Selbstverständlichkeit laut Klub. #sport #sportimostenhttps://t.co/4ThmxPO5Zs
— Sport im Osten (@SportimOsten) September 21, 2020
Jordan Knackstedt (268GP, 67G, 117A with Red Deer and Moose Jaw ’04-’08) has signed for a third season with Dresdner Eislowen of the DEL2 in Germany. Last season Knackstedt scored 20 goals and added 47 assists in 51 games. The Saskatoon, SK native has won championships in Italy and Denmark over his 13 professional seasons.
Harlacher resigns with EHC Bulach
Edson Harlacher (71GP, 0G, 9A with Kamloops ’13-’14) has resigned with EHC Bulach of the MSL in Switzerland. This is his eighth professional season in Switzerland and spent last season split between EHC Bulach, HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, and EHC Kloten. Over 35 games he had one goal and six assists.
Hockey world morns the passing of Dylan Ashe
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Hurricanes prospect, Dylan Ashe. Our deepest condolences to Dylan’s family, friends, and teammates. Rest In Peace, Dylan. ❤️💙 #AlwaysACane pic.twitter.com/vyDHxY9Nsn
— Lethbridge Hurricanes (@WHLHurricanes) September 20, 2020
An incident involving a vehicle rollover claimed the life of 18-year-old Dylan Ashe. This season it was expected Ashe would make a push to be on the roster of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He had been playing for the Melfort Mustangs last season. DUBNetwork would like to express its condolences to Dylan’s family and friends as well as the greater hockey community.