Daily Dose of the Dub: Hitmen sign pair of prospects, Wheat Kings and ICE announce prospect camp details

Hitmen sign Siepmann and Whynott

The Calgary Hitmen announced the signing of Yale Hockey Academy teammates Grayden Siepmann and Brandon Whynott on Thursday. Siepmann was born in Windsor, Ontario but grew up in Abbotsford, BC and played last season with the Yale Hockey Academy’s Bantam Prep team. The five-foot-eleven, 174-pound defenseman was selected in the first round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft by the Hitmen and played 29 games for Yale and had eight goals and 21 assists.

Whynott, a forward from Langley, BC played in 30 games for Yale’s Bantam Prep team and had 17 goals and 15 assists.  The Hitmen selected him in the second round of this year’s Bantam Draft. Both players will be eligible to play a full season in the WHL for the 2020/21 season.

ICE and Wheat Kings announce details for prospect camps

The Winnipeg ICE have announced the details for their prospect camp to take place next weekend. The say their top prospects will participate in the camp and mention Manitoba natives like 2018 first round pick Carson Lambos, 2019 first round pick Conor Geekie and MJHL rookie of the year Owen Murray. The ICE’s 2019 first overall pick Matthew Savoie is not on the camp roster. Savoie is committed to attending the University of Denver however he could attend the camp for up to 48 hours at the ICE’s expense and would not void his NCAA eligibility according to the WHL’s website.

If he were to attend for longer than 48 hours, he would have to pay for all of his expenses past the 48-hour mark in order to keep his NCAA eligibility.

The full roster is here

The Brandon Wheat Kings have also announced they will be holding their prospect camp this weekend. Rosters are expected to be announced Friday morning according to Wheat Kings’ play-by-play voice Branden Crowe and will include “over 30 prospects from across Western Canada and the United States.”

Raiders alumni heads back to Minnesota 

The Minnesota Wild announced on Thursday that they have hired Prince Albert Raiders alumni Mike Modano to be the team’s executive advisor. Modano played 176 games in the WHL with the Raiders and scored 118 goals and added 176 assists before joining the Minnesota North Stars as the first overall selection in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons in Minnesota before the team relocated to Dallas for the 1993/94 season.


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