Daily Dose of the Dub: O’Leary and King extended; Sillinger out for this weekend; McMillen called up and more

Warriors extend O’Leary, King and look to add another assistant

The Moose Jaw Warriors today announced that they have extended the contacts of new head coach Mark O’Leary and assistant coach Scott King. There was no mention in the release about how long these extensions are for, but it did state that general manager Alan Millar is looking at adding another assistant coach to the staff in the offseason.

O’Leary was promoted to head coach after Tim Hunter was let go back on January 6th. Since assuming head coach duties, O’Leary has posted a  1-8-0-0 record over nine games.

Sillinger out this weekend

16-year-old phenom Cole Sillinger is reportedly going to miss the games his Medicine Hat Tigers play this weekend at the Swift Current Broncos Friday and then at home vs the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday. His upper-body ailment appears to have been initiated during Wednesday night;s win over the Broncos at home. Sillinger leads all rookies in scoring with 46 points in 42 games.

Son of former Rocket called up by Kelowna

2003-born forward Turner McMillen was called up by the Kelowna Rockets today. He has 33 points in 38 games so far this season with the Prince Albert Mintos of the SMHL. McMillen was a ninth round pick by the Rockets back in 2018. He could very well draw into the lineup with Liam Kindree, Michael Farren and Nolan Foote all listed on the weekly report with injuries and McMillen being one of 13 healthy forwards on the current roster. The Rockets next play on Friday at home to Spokane.

McMillen’s father, David played 188 games over four seasons in the WHL from 1988-93. While playing two seasons with the then Tacoma Rockets, he racked up 474 penalty minutes.

Puutio in non-contact jersey

-Finnish defenseman Kasper Puutio was in a red no-contact jersey and thus his ability to play in Friday night’s big tile with the Portland Winterhawks has to come into question. Puutio, who was acquired from the Swift Current Broncos in a deadline deal move, has played in five games with the Silvertips.

Langan called up to Barracuda

-Former Moose Jaw forward Tristan Langan (184 points from 2015-19) has been called up to the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, the Barracuda. Langan has 30 points with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears in his first professional season.

Team prepare for “Suit to Support Organ Donation”

Red Deer, Moose Jaw and Prince George are the next teams to participate in the WHL’s “Suit To Support Organ Donation.” Red Deer hosts Winnipeg on Friday, while Prince George entertains Tri-City and Moose Jaw takes on Saskatoon.

10 WHLers mentioned in TSN’s latest draft rankings

-The venerable Bob McKenzie came out with his latest draft rankings and had nine WHLers in his top 62 for the 2020 NHL Draft and another added as an honorable mention.

The players and where he ranks them are as follows:

12. Kaiden Guhle – D- Prince Albert Raiders

14. Braden Schneider -D – Brandon Wheat Kings

17. Connor Zary – F – Kamloops Blazers

24. Seth Jarvis – F – Portland Winterhawks

31. Ridly Greig – F – Brandon Wheat Kings

35. Ozzy Wiesblatt – F – Prince Albert Raiders

38. Jake Neighbours – F – Edmonton Oil Kings

48. Daemon Hunt – D – Moose Jaw Warriors

Honorable Mention – Jack Finley – F – Spokane Chiefs

 

 

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