Raiders acquire Harrison from Blazers
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) December 12, 2019
The Prince Albert Raiders have acquired defenseman Devan Harrison from the Kamloops Blazers for a conditional 10th round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft. Harrison hasn’t played in the WHL this season, instead, he’s been playing for the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL where he has two goals and 10 assists in 29 games. He should see more ice-time with the Raiders, as the seventh defenseman on the depth chart. In his 62 career games with the Blazers over three seasons, he has one goal and four assists.
Canada makes cuts ahead of 2020 World Junior Championship
NEWS | Five returnees among group travelling to Europe ahead of 2020 #WorldJuniors.
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 13, 2019
Hockey Canada has pared its roster down to 24 players meaning all but one of their cuts have now been made. Of the eight players cut on Thursday, three were WHL players: Kamloops Blazers forward Connor Zary, Winnipeg ICE forward Peyton Krebs and Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Braden Schneider. Zary and Schneider are both 2020 NHL draft-eligible so they should be on the team next year while Krebs had a late start to the year after recovering from off-season surgery which likely hampered his chances of making the squad.
World Junior Division 1A Update
There were three games of action on the fourth day of the 2020 World Junior Division 1A tournament:
- Edmonton’s Vladimir Alistrov had one assist.
- Prince Albert’s Aliaksei Protas had one assist.
- Victoria’s Phillip Schultz scored one goal.
Gustafson handed one-game ban
Red Deer's Blake Gustafson was given a 5 minute major and GM for this cross check on Lethbridge's Nick Dorrington tonight pic.twitter.com/GvGDRwYbiC
— Brandon Rivers (@BriversWHL) December 12, 2019
Red Deer’s Blake Gustafson has been suspended one game for this hit on Lethbridge’s Nick Dorrington on Wednesday night. He’ll miss Friday’s game against the Medicine Hat Tigers and be eligible to return on Saturday against the Swift Current Broncos.
ICE recall Bruce and Raeside
NEWS | The Winnipeg ICE have recalled 03 born forward Skyler Bruce from NAX Midget Prep and 03 born forward Rhys Raeside from the Winnipeg Blues. pic.twitter.com/cRQcaGqHjY
— Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) December 12, 2019
The Winnipeg ICE has recalled forwards Skyler Bruce and Rhys Raeside from their respective club teams. Bruce has been with the Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep Team in the CSSHL where he’s posted 17 goals and 18 assists in 17 games. Raeside has suited up for the MJHL’s Winnipeg Blues notching 14 goals and 16 assists in 31 games.
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Warriors recall first-round pick
DEBUT: We have called up 15-year-old Denton Mateychuk for the weekend. He could make his WHL debut tomorrow in Brandon.
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) December 12, 2019
The Moose Jaw Warriors have recalled Denton Mateychuk from the Eastman Selects of the MMAAAHL where he’s registered five goals and 10 assists in 19 games. He was selected by the Warriors in the first round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Chiefs also recall a first-rounder
📞⬆️ | The Chiefs have recalled F Ben Thornton to be added as an AP ahead of this weekend's road games.
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) December 12, 2019
Ben Thornton, drafted in the first round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, has been recalled by the Spokane Chiefs. This year with Yale Hockey Academy Prep, he has nine goals and nine assists in 18 games.
Pats release Weigel from the active roster
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) December 12, 2019
The Regina Pats have released Daylan Weigel from the active roster and he’s expected to return to the SMHL’s Saskatoon Blazers where he has tallied four goals and 15 assists in 24 games. During this call-up with the Pats, he played his first WHL game but did not register a point.
Vincour signs in the Czech Republic
Tomáš Vincour (Edmonton, Vancouver, 2007-2010) signed contract for rest of this season with Brno (Czech Republic, Extraliga) after his release from Hradec Králove (Czech Republic, Extraliga). 20 GP, 3+2 with Hradec Králove this season.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) December 12, 2019
Tomas Vincour (171 GP, 62 G, 61 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Vancouver Giants from 2007-10) has signed with Brno in the Czech Republic for the rest of the 2019-20 season. He started the year with Hradec Kralove but was released after scoring three goals and two assists in 20 games.