Daily Dose of the Dub: Oil Kings release Myskiw, Blazers release Mohr, Robertson signs with Rangers and the Weekly Report

Oil Kings release Myskiw to get down to overage limit 

The Edmonton Oil Kings have released Dylan Myskiw to get down to the overage limit. That means they’ll be going with the recently-acquired Ethan Mcindoe, Riley Sawchuk, and Conner McDonald as their three 1999-born players. The Oil Kings brought in Myskiw from the Brandon Wheat Kings before last season for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. He went on to play 46 regular-season games with Edmonton and 13 playoff games as they made a push to the WHL’s Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Blazers release Mohr to clear up the overage situation 

The Kamloops Blazers have released forward Kobe Mohr to get down to the overage limit as they plan to go with captain Zane Franklin and new acquisitions Ryan Hughes and Max Martin as their three 1999-born players this year. Acquired in May of 2018 from the Edmonton Oil Kings for Quinn Benjafield and a conditional fourth-round pick, Mohr went on to play 72 games for the Blazers tallying 10 goals and 20 assists and scored one of the more notable goals in recent memory for the Blazers in last years’ tie-breaker game.

It’s been reported by Blazers’ play-by-play voice Jon Keen that the condition on the fourth-round pick sent to Edmonton had to do with Mohr being on the Blazers roster on October 10th of this year. Now that he’s not, Keen believes the Blazers don’t owe that pick to Edmonton.

Rangers sign Oil Kings’ Robertson 

The New York Rangers have signed Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Matthew Robertson to his three-year entry-level contract. The Rangers drafted Robertson in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and he received a pretty long look in training camp before ultimately being sent back to Edmonton. He’s played three games with the Oil Kings in his return and has been held pointless with two penalty minutes.

Tracey returns to Warriors 

The Moose Jaw Warriors have announced that Brayden Tracey is on his way back to town. He had been with the Anaheim Ducks while he recovered from an injury. The Warriors are back in action tonight against the Edmonton Oil Kings, but I wouldn’t expect Tracey to make his debut. It seems more likely that the first time we could see him in action is on Friday when the Warriors host the Vancouver Giants.

Smith and Anders named to CHL Team of the Week

For the first time since the CHL unveiled the “Team of the Week” the WHL only has two representatives on the team with Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith and Red Deer Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders making the list. As a reminder, Smith posted three goals and three assists in three games this week while Anders was a perfect 3-0 with a 1.66 GAA and .952 save percentage.

Milestones around the WHL on Tuesday night

  • Edmonton Oil Kings forward Brendan Kuny recorded his first WHL point.
  • Portland Winterhawks import Jonas Brondberg scored his first WHL goal
  • Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Carter Serhyenko made his debut in a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Giants in a rematch of last year’s WHL final.

Chiefs release Gallagher from active roster 

The Spokane Chiefs have released defenseman Luke Gallagher from the active roster. The 19-year-old defenseman got into three games with the Chiefs this after playing 22 games last year before being sent to the BCHL. The Chiefs say he’s expected to join the BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild after spending last season with the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Ozar leaves Ice Wolves to pursue baseball 

Alex Ozar, 2017 fifth-round pick of the Saskatoon Blades, has decided to leave the SJHL’s La Ronge Ice Wolves after just seven games to pursue baseball. The Blades signed Ozar in January of this year but he had yet to play for the team.

Former ICE goaltender is Majority Owner for new BCHL Franchise

Yesterday we told you that the BCHL would be announcing the addition of the league’s 18th franchise, the Cranbrook Bucks. Today, the BCHL officially announced the Bucks would begin to play in the 2020-21 season in Western Financial Place once home to the WHL’s Kootenay ICE. Former ICE goaltender Nathan Lieuwen was revealed to be the Bucks’ majority owner and president. The former first-round pick of the ICE played 178 games in Cranbrook before turning pro with the Buffalo Sabres.

Sharks sign Marleau to a one-year contract 

It didn’t look like the San Jose Sharks would be able to fit Patrick Marleau (143 GP, 83 G, 116 A with the Seattle Thunderbirds) under the salary cap for a return to the Shark Tank but they’ve come to terms on a new one-year contract.

Sanvido earns contract with Komets 

Connor Sanvido (252 GP, 42 G, 51 A with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Swift Current Broncos and Saskatoon Blades) attended training camp with the Fort Wayne Komets on a try-out contract and has performed well enough to earn himself a one-year contract. He played 24 games with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns last year and notched four goals and five assists.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star:  Prince Albert Raiders forward Aliaksei Protas had a goal and two assists in a rematch of the WHL Final.

Second Star: Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Mads Sogaard made 26 saves in a 4-2 win against Portland

Third Star: Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Carter Serhyenko made 25 save in his debut to beat Vancouver.

Honourable Mention:

Brett Kemp and James Hamblin each had a goal and an assist for Medicine Hat.

Weekly Report, report 

Brandon Wheat Kings:

– Defenseman Vincent Iorio is listed as day-to-day, upper-body, Forward Marcus Kallionkieli has returned from Vegas Golden Knights training camp but remains out for a month.

Calgary Hitmen 

– Forward James Malm is listed as day-to-day, lower-body. He’s been out since September 28th. Carson Focht has also popped up on the injury report since being injured on Sunday. He’s listed as day-to-day, upper-body.

Edmonton Oil Kings 

–  Forward David Kope has returned from his suspension but didn’t play Tuesday due to illness.

Everett Silvertips 

– Jackson Berezowski is day-to-day, lower-body, he skated at Silvertips practice on Tuesday. Gage Goncalves is out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Kamloops Blazers

– Forward Kyrell Sopotyk will be out for a week with an upper-body injury. Defenseman Luke Zazula and Forward Matthew Seminoff have returned from injury.

Moose Jaw Warriors 

– Defenseman Cole Jordan is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Forward Calder Anderson has switched to #14.

Portland Winterhawks

– Defenseman Kurtis Smythe is getting closer to his return as he’s now day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Prince George Cougars 

– Jackson Leppard is close to a return as he’s now day-to-day with his lower-body injury. Ethan Browne is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Ilijah Colina is inching closer to a return as he’s now 1-2 weeks away.

Regina Pats

– Nikita Sedov is down to being 1-2 weeks away. Duncan Pierce has returned from injury.

Saskatoon Blades

– Tyler Ho has been removed from the roster. Kjell Kjemhus is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.  Eric Florchuk has returned from injury.

Seattle Thunderbirds

–  Tyrel Bauer is day-to-day with a lower-body injury,

Spokane Chiefs 

– Matthew Leduc (upper body), Jordan Chudley (upper-body), Jake McGrew (upper-body and lower-body) and Lukas Parik (lower-body) are all day-to-day.

Swift Current Broncos

– Tyler Smithies is week-to-week (upper-body).

Tri-City Americans

– Bryan McAndrews and Booker Daniel are day-to-day with upper and lower-body injuries respectively. Ian Ferguson and Nikita Krivokrasov have returned from injury.

Victoria Royals

– Carson Miller joins the injury list with a lower-body injury that will keep him out 4-6 weeks. Carson Golder has an illness and Riley Gannon has an upper-body injury, both are day-to-day. Kaid Oliver has returned from injury.

Winnipeg ICE 

– James Form is out indefinitely, Dean McNabb should be back soon as he’s day-to-day. Chase Hartje and Jesse Makaj have returned from injury.

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