Daily Dose of the Dub: Pats acquire Wytinck, Hurricanes sign Collora Jr., Chiefs recall Beaupit and more

Pats acquire Wytinck from Wheat Kings 

Off to a slow start, the Regina Pats have brought in some help for their blue line acquiring Zach Wytinck from the Brandon Wheat Kings for a fifth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft. Wytinck will bring offense to the Pats blue line as he’s already notched three points in seven games this year. The Pats will now have to move out one of Wytinck, captain Austin PrattRobbie Holmes or Dawson Holt to meet the WHL rules on overage players. They join the Seattle Thunderbirds as teams with tough decisions to make ahead of today’s overage deadline.

Hurricanes sign Collora Jr. 

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have announced the signing of 2003-born forward Salvatore Collora Jr. to a WHL Education Contract. After going undrafted in the WHL Bantam Draft, Collora was a training camp invite this year. Last year Collora Jr. played 35 games for St. Georges in the CSSHL recording 10 goals and 20 assists in 35 games.

Chiefs recall Beaupit from BCMML

The Spokane Chiefs have recalled Mason Beaupit from the BCMML’s Valley West Giants while Lukas Parik recovers from a lower-body injury. The fourth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2018, Beaupit has played four games with Valley West posting a 2.83 GAA.

CHL Top 10 Rankings revealed 

The Canadian Hockey League has released its weekly rankings and the Calgary Hitmen lead the WHL rising to the fifth spot. Close behind them in sixth are the Prince Albert Raiders who also rose up the rankings. The Edmonton Oil Kings remained stagnant in ninth place while the Moose Jaw Warriors earned Honourable Mention.

Kope returns, Alistrov out with illness 

David Kope returned to the Edmonton Oil Kings lineup on Wednesday against the Portland Winterhawks after being out with an illness. Vladimir Alistrov has now fallen ill and missed the game against Moose Jaw. Josh Critzer has a full recap of the game that you can read here. 

Berezowski returns for Everett 

Jackson Berezowski returned to the lineup after dealing with an upper-body injury and scored in his return to the lineup as the Everett Silvertips beat Victoria 4-3.

Milestons around the league on Wednesday

  • Matt Benson potted his first WHL goal with Moose Jaw.
  • Kade Nolan had his first WHL goal for Portland
  • Aiden Bulych notched his first WHL goal for Swift Current.
  • Cage Newans made his debut for Victoria

WHL Cup Rosters unveiled 

The rosters for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have been unveiled for the WHL Cup set to take place later this month. The tournament features some of the top U-16 players in Western Canada including Conor Geekie (Winnipeg/Manitoba) Keaton Dowhaniuk (Prince George/Alberta), Mats Lindgren (Kamloops/BC) and Kevin Korchinski (Seattle/Saskatchewan). Of the 80 players selected for the tournament, 77 are WHL Draft prospects. Click here for the full rosters.

Spruce Kings acquire Steele from Drayton Valley 

The Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL have acquired 2000-born forward Jaxon Steele (65 GP, 2 G, 3 A with the Medicine Hat Tigers) from the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL for forward Henry Wagner and future considerations.

Thompson plays in 700th career NHL game 

Nate Thompson (253 GP, 55 G, 88 A with the Seattle Thunderbirds) played his 700th career game in the NHL on Wednesday night. Since debuting for the Boston Bruins in 2006-07, Thompson has also played for the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Los Angeles Kings and now finds himself with the Montreal Canadiens.

Hart records first career shutout for Flyers

He leads the Everett Silvertips in shutouts and is tied for the WHL lead in shutouts with Tyson Sexsmith with 26 and now Carter Hart has recorded his first NHL shutout with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Rehill named captain of University of Alberta Golden Bears 

Ryan Rehill (249 GP, 21 G, 61 A with the Kamloops Blazers) has been named the captain of the University of Alberta Men’s Hockey team. Joining him in the leadership group are Ben Carroll (178 GP, 16 G, 60 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) Cole Sanford (260 GP, 126 G, 123 A with the Medicine Hat Tigers and Regina Pats) and Trevor Cox (324 GP, 98 G, 207 A with the Medicine Hat Tigers and Vancouver Giants).

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Reece Newkirk had a goal and three assists in an 8-2 win for the Portland Winterhawks.

Second Star: Saskatoon Blades goaltender Nolan Maier made 30 saves on shots against the Vancouver Giants in a 2-1 victory.

Third Star: On the other side,  Trent Miner made 29 saves on 31 shots

Honourable Mention:

Moose Jaw Warriors forward Jadon Joseph had a goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings, Portland Winterhawks captain Johnny Ludvig had a goal and two assists as well.

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