Krebs suffers torn Achilles
Winnipeg ICE Peyton Krebs injured before NHL Draft
— DUBNetwork (@dub_network) June 9, 2019
As reported by our own Paul Figler here, Winnipeg ICE forward Peyton Krebs suffered a partially-torn Achilles tendon during off-season training activities. In a statement to DubNetwork, the ICE say the time frame for his return will be monitored in stages. He had 19 goals and 49 assists in 64 games this season with the ICE organization and was projected to be selected in the top ten of this month’s NHL Entry Draft prior to the injury news coming down.
Viveiros doesn’t want to return to junior
— Edmonton Journal (@edmontonjournal) June 8, 2019
In an interview with Postmedia’s Jim Matheson, former Swift Current Broncos head coach and Director of Personnel Manny Viveiros said he doesn’t want to return to the WHL after being let go by the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
“It’s not really a place for me to go back to and no disrespect to that league, I’ve won in Europe multiple times, I’ve won in the Western League. I had choices last year but this is home, my family, my wife’s parents are here.”
Viveiros had been rumored to be a candidate for a head coaching position with the Kamloops Blazers and Prince George Cougars. In addition to his two seasons with Swift Current, Viveiros also played 251 games in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders, scoring 60 goals and adding 261 assists.
Checkers win AHL’s Calder Cup Championship
YOUR CHARLOTTE CHECKERS ARE CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/k3TB58mtPM
— Charlotte Checkers (@CheckersHockey) June 9, 2019
The Charlotte Checkers have won the AHL’s Calder Cup Championship, defeating the Chicago Wolves in five games. The Checkers roster featured a number of players with WHL ties including Stelio Mattheos (253 GP, 127 G, 151 A with the Brandon Wheat Kings), Morgan Geekie (216 GP, 78 G, 124 A with the Tri-City Americans), Jake Bean (219 GP, 49 GP, 147 A with the Calgary Hitmen and Tri-City Americans), Haydn Fleury (259 GP, 30 G, 104 A with the Red Deer Rebels) and Dustin Tokarski (129 GP with the Spokane Chiefs).
Of note, Geekie led the AHL playoffs in rookie points with eight goals and 10 assists.