Daily Dose of the Dub: Multiple trades, WHL players coming back from NHL Camps and more

Cougars get trio of players back from NHL camps 

The Prince George Cougars will have Taylor GauthierJosh Maser, and Cole Moberg back in their lineup when they take to the ice in Dawson Creek this weekend. Both Gauthier and Moberg were only eligible to turn pro at the NHL level while Maser could’ve turned pro in the minor leagues. Instead, he will be returning for his final season of junior hockey eligibility.

Cougars release Ziemmer and Reeves from active roster 

With those three players coming back from NHL camps, the Cougars have released 2004-born forward Koehn Ziemmer and 2002-born defenseman Aiden Reeves from the active roster. Ziemmer will report to the St. Albert Raiders of the AMHL while Reeves will be reporting to the BCMML’s Cariboo Cougars.

Rockets also get trio back from training camp 

The Kelowna Rockets are also welcoming Jake Lee, Leif Mattson and Kyle Topping back to the team from NHL camps. Lee will be entering his first season with the Rockets after coming over in a trade with the Seattle Thunderbirds, while Mattson and Topping are entering their final years of junior hockey eligibility.

Teply returned to Winnipeg ICE 

The Chicago Blackhawks have returned 18-year-old Michal Teply to the WHL’s Winnipeg ICE. Teply was a 2019 CHL Import pick of the ICE and will be entering his rookie season in the WHL.

ICE sends a group of 2003-born players to midget 

The Winnipeg ICE have released 2003-born forwards Skyler BruceChase Bertholet and Evan Waldie from the active roster. The ICE says Bruce will report to a team that “will be announced at a later date” while Bertholet will report to the Prince Albert Mintos of the SMHL and Waldie will report to Sherwood Park of the AMHL.

Kindopp returns to Silvertips and is named captain 

The Everett Silvertips have welcomed Bryce Kindopp back from NHL training camp and have added a letter to his jersey. The 1999-born forward will play his final season of junior hockey as captain of the Everett Silvertips, a team he has spent his entire WHL career with. In 203 career games, he has 70 goals and 53 assists.

Plouffe returns to Giants from Canadiens camp 

Defenseman Dylan Plouffe has returned to the Vancouver Giants after NHL Training camp. The overage defenseman will now compete with the Giants five other overage players for a spot on the roster.

Hitmen sign 2002-born Toth to WHL Player Agreement 

The Calgary Hitmen have signed 2002-born defenseman Evan Toth to a WHL Player Agreement. A sixth-round pick of the Hitmen in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, Toth registered three goals and 20 assists in 48 games with the Winnipeg Wild of the MMHL last season.

Pats release Pisenti from active roster 

The Regina Pats have released goaltender Matthew Pesenti from the active roster. The 2001-born goaltender will now report to the SJHL’s Kindersley Klippers. Last season, Pesenti spent the majority of the year with the SMHL’s Saskatoon Blazers but did play two games with the Pats posting a 5.99 GAA and .706 save percentage.

Raiders complete pair of minor trades 

The Prince Albert Raiders made a couple of minor trades on Thursday.

In the first trade, the Raiders sent the rights to 2002-born forward Davin Griffin to the Prince George Cougars for a conditional WHL Bantam Draft Pick. The conditions on the pick were not released. Last year in the SMHL with the Saskatoon Contacts, Griffin notched 26 goals and 20 assists in 43 games.

In the second deal, the Raiders sent the rights to 2001-born forward Bryce Bader to the Regina Pats for a conditional eighth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft. The Raiders acquired Bader from the Calgary Hitmen at last season’s trade deadline from the Calgary Hitmen for the rights to 2001-born forward Quinn Olson and a conditional sixth-round pick. Bader did not suit up for the Raiders following the trade. In 14 games with the Hitmen, Bader has recorded four goals.

Broncos acquire Wood, conditional pick from Thunderbirds for rights to McNelly 

The Swift Current Broncos have acquired 2000-born forward Brecon Wood and a conditional eighth-round pick in the 2021 draft from the Seattle Thunderbirds for the rights to unsigned 2003-born Ashton McNelly. The Thunderbirds acquired Wood early last season from the Moose Jaw Warriors for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. In 53 games with the Warriors and Thunderbirds, he had three goals and seven assists.

McNelly spent last season with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers in the SMAAAHL recording one goal and one assist in 31 games. The forward, who was selected by the Broncos in the 10th round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, is the younger brother of current Thunderbirds defenseman Cade McNelly. 

Bains joins BCHL’s Surrey Eagles

1999-born forward Akash Bains has joined the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL for his final season of junior eligibility. He last played in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips, notching five goals and four assists in 25 games.

Makow listed by Chiefs 

The Spokane Chiefs have added Linden Makow to their 50-man protected list. Makow will be joining the Cariboo Cougars of the BCMML for the 2019-20 season after playing for the Okanagan Hockey Academy in the CSSHL last season. In 23 games, the forward had 10 goals and 10 assists.

Fedele listed by Winterhawks 

The Portland Winterhawks have added forward Evan Fadele to their 50-man protected listThe Burnaby Winter Club forward had nine goals and eight assists in 30 games last season.

Blades searching for their missing mascot

DUBNetwork has been asked to join the Saskatoon Blades and Saskatoon Police in the search for the Blades’ mascot “Pokecheck”. Pokecheck is seven-foot-two and weighs approximately 235 pounds. He was last seen on August 31st in downtown Saskatoon at a local fireworks festival. If you have seen Pokecheck, or someone resembling Pokecheck you are asked to contact the Blades at 306-975-8844.

Morrissey signs eight-year deal with Jets 

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenseman Josh Morrissey (249 GP, 66 G, 130 A with the Prince Albert Raiders and Kelowna Rockets) to an eight-year contract extension. In 223 career games with the Jets, Morrissey has 19 goals and 58 assists.

Theodore diagnosed with testicular cancer 

In an article in “The Players’ Tribune” Vegas Golden Knights defenseman and Seattle Thunderbirds alumnus, Shea Theodore revealed he was diagnosed with testicular cancer following a failed drug test at the 2019 IIHF World Championships in the spring. The failed drug test was a result of the forthcoming cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, the defenseman has made a full recovery and is going to join the Golden Knights for training camp.

Pollock joins ECHL’s Americans 

Brett Pollock (253 GP, 89 GP, 110 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) has joined the ECHL’s Allen Americans on a one-year contract. Last season with the Stockton Heat, he registered three goals and nine assists in 53 games.

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