Daily Dose of the Dub: Myskiw named CHL Goaltender of the Week, Three WHLers to represent Czech Republic at U-18s

Myskiw named CHL Goaltender of the Week

Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Dylan Myskiw is this week’s CHL Goaltender of the week. The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba led his Oil Kings to two victories, including one shutout, on their way to booking a spot in the WHL’s Eastern Conference final against the Prince Albert Raiders. Myskiw also posted a goals-against average of 0.49 and a .977 save percentage. It’s the first time this season that Myskiw has taken home the honours and the first time an Oil Kings netminder has won the award since Patrick Dea for the week of November 7-13, 2016. Also considered for the award this week were Kyle Keyser of the OHL’s Oshawa Generals and Dakota Lund-Cornish of the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Three WHLers to represent Czech Republic at World U18 Championships

The Czech Republic has set its roster ahead of the World U-18 Hockey Championships in Sweden and it features three WHL players. Martin Lang (11 G, 22 A this year) of the Kamloops Blazers and Matej Toman (9 G, 11 A this year) of the Prince George Cougars will be in the forward group while Simon Kubicek (9 G, 19 A this year) of the Seattle Thunderbirds will be on the blue line. The championships begin on Thursday.

Nabokov passes away at just 42 years of age.

It is with great sadness that we at DubNetwork report that Regina Pats alumni Dmitri Nabokov passed away in Russia over the weekend. Nabokov was selected by the Pats in the first round of the 1996 CHL Import Draft and played one season in the WHL in 1996-97 putting up 39 goals and 56 assists in just 50 games en route to being named a second-team Eastern Conference All-Star.  He spent parts of the next three seasons in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks (who selected him in the first round of the 1995 NHL entry draft) and the New York Islanders before returning to Russia in 2000. He would play 11 more seasons in Europe before retiring in 2011. Nabokov was just 42 years old. DubNetwork extends its condolences to those who knew him.

Bruins part ways with Gabrielle

The Boston Bruins have placed WHL alumni Jesse Gabrielle on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination. Gabrielle played 277 games in the WHL with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Regina Pats and Prince George Cougars registering 228 points. He was selected by Boston in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft but has struggled to stay healthy since turning pro.

Kings hire McLellan to be their new head coach.

The Los Angeles Kings have hired Todd McLellan to be their new head coach. McLellan spent time in the WHL as both a player with the Saskatoon Blades (178 Games Played, 66 Goals, 98 Assists) as a coach and general manager with the Swift Current Broncos.

 

 

 

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