Daily Dose of the Dub: More Training Camp Rosters released, WHL to hold outdoor game, Tyszka, Walker leave WHL and more

Blazers release training camp roster

The Kamloops Blazers have announced their roster for training camp which kicks off on Thursday. Of note:

  • 2019 first-round pick Connor Levis is attending camps despite current plans to pursue the NCAA route while 2019 7th round pick Nash Bamford is not in attendance
  • 2018 eighth-round pick Joshua Wessels is not attending camp
  • Alec Zawatsky (107 GP, 17 G, 19 A with the Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos and Moose Jaw Warriors) is attending camp after being released by Moose Jaw ahead of his overage season.
  • As per Blazers play-by-play man Jon Keen, overage forward Kobe Mohr is battling a lower-body injury and will miss an undisclosed amount of time.

Thunderbirds put out training camp roster

The Seattle Thunderbirds have announced their training camp roster which kicks off today. Prior to the official roster announcement, Thunderbirds General Manager Bil La Forge told Andy Eide that Jarret Tyszka will not be returning for his overage season, electing instead to pursue post-secondary education. The 2017 fifth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens played 213 games with the Thunderbirds and recorded 25 goals and 76 assists.

The Thunderbirds have also brought in overage forward Baron Thompson to their training camp. He has 24 goals and 26 assists in 172 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Thompson is one of five overage players at Seattle’ camp. Also worth noting:

  • 2019 second-round pick Kyle Ludwig and 2019 eighth-round pick Cruz Lucius are not scheduled to be at camp.
  • 2001-born, signed forward Cody Savey is not at camp. He has played 21 games with Seattle and has one assist.
  • 2000-born defenseman Ryan Miley is attending camp. He played three games with the Portland Winterhawks last season.
  • 2002-born forward Winter Wallace is at camp. He is an NCAA commit, planning on attending Michigan State starting in 2021-22.

Americans release training camp roster

The Tri-City Americans have released their training camp roster and there are no real surprises on the list. Of note:

  • 2018 WHL Bantam Draft picks not in attendance: Paul Minnehan (7th round pick), Alexander Bonrouhi (10th round pick), Matt Dorsey (11th round pick). The 1999-born Dorsey played with Tri-City last season before returning to the BCHL.
  • All 2019 WHL Bantam Draft picks are in attendance.
  • 2019 Import Picks Jan Cikhart and David Homola are at camp despite no announcement yet of them signing contracts with the team. This means that along with overage forward, Krystof Hrabik, the Americans have three imports in camp.
  • 2000-born d-man Kyle Pow is attending Americans camp. He played 38 WHL games with the Kelowna Rockets and has four assists.
  • 2000-born forward Nikita Krivokrasev is attending camp. He has 36 career games with the Prince Albert Raiders.
  • 2001-born Edge Lambert was a Prince George Cougars bantam draft pick but never signed and is at Tri-City’s camp.

WHL to hold the third outdoor game in league history

With Regina playing host to an outdoor game between the NHL’s Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets, it seemed likely the Regina Pats would host an outdoor game of their own. On Monday, the Pats announced that they would indeed host an outdoor on October 27th when the Calgary Hitmen come to town to do battle at Mosaic Stadium. It’s the second time the two teams have done battle in an outdoor game, as they participated in the last outdoor game at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

Walker leaves Silvertips to attend UBC

Everett Silvertips defenseman Ian Walker (172 GP, 2 G, 21 A all with Everett) will not be returning to the Silvertips for the 2019/20 season as he’s chosen to attend the University of British Columbia to pursue an engineering degree.

Blazers name Sandland Director of Player Personnel 

The Kamloops Blazers have named Robbie Sandland the team’s new Director of Player Personnel. He joined the Blazers for the 2018-19 season and was a key cog in the drafting of Connor Levis and Mats Lindgren. Prior to joining Kamloops, Sandland spent three seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings as a regional scout.

Giants sign Bonner, Anning to contract extensions

The Vancouver Giants have signed Head Scout Terry Bonner and Scouting Director Daryl Anning to contract extensions through the 2020/21 season. Bonner has been with the Giants since their inaugural season in 2001/02 and has seen talents like Milan Lucic, Evander Kane, and Bowen Byram come through the system. Anning is entering his second season with the organization, after 20 seasons with the Swift Current Broncos where he played a part in drafting players like Adam Lowry, Glenn Gawdin and Jake Debrusk.

Marek ViedenskĂ˝ signs with Slovan Bratislava

Marek Viedenský (183 GP, 72 G, 115 A with the Prince George Cougars and Saskatoon Blades) has signed with Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia on a one-year contract. The former seventh-round pick of the San Jose Sharks was limited to just four games last year due to injury.

St. Albert to rename an arena after Blazers alumni 

The City of St. Albert is renaming the Akinsdale arena the Jarome Iginla Arena after St. Albert native Jarome Iginla (183 GP, 102 G, 134 A with the Kamloops Blazers).

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