Daily Dose of the Dub: Rockets sign Comrie, WHL coaches to join Hockey Canada

Rockets sign Comrie from University of Denver

The Kelowna Rockets have officially signed defenseman Sean Comrie to a standard Western Hockey League Player agreement. The Rockets acquired his rights earlier this month in a trade with the Brandon Wheat Kings along with the 10th overall pick (which they later shipped to Seattle) in a trade for the fifth overall pick which Brandon used to select Nate Danielson from the Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels.

Comrie was a second-round pick of the Wheat Kings in the 2015 Bantam Draft but had been playing in the NCAA with the University of Denver Pioneers. In 18 games with the Pioneers this season, Comrie had one assist.

Three WHL Coaches to join Hockey Canada for upcoming tournaments

Hockey Canada has announced that three WHL coaches will be joining their coaching staffs for upcoming tournaments.

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert will head up the Canadian representation at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton this August. Lambert has previously been involved with Hockey Canada as the Head Coach of Team Canada Red at the 2014 World U-17 Challenge and as a player on the 1989 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Lambert will be joined by Everett Silvertips Head Coach Dennis Williams on his coaching staff. Williams represented Canada at the 2018 World-U17 Challenge as Head Coach of Team Canada Black.

Hockey Canada also announced that Saskatoon Blades Head Coach Mitch Love will be joining Dale Hunter’s staff at the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship. Love’s Team Canada resume includes being an assistant coach at last year’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup as well as an assistant coach at the 2015 and 2016 World U-17 Challenge.

Raiders’ Scott is CHL Goaltender of the Week

Fresh off a WHL Championship and Playoff MVP honours, Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Ian Scott has also been named the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the third time this season and first time during the Raiders playoff run. He finished with a 2-2 record, a GAA of 2.29 and save percentage of .926. Scott was up against two goaltenders he will see at the Memorial Cup in Rouyn-Noranda Huskies netminder Samuel Harvey and Anthony Popovich from the Guelph Storm.

McEwen named General Manager of MJHL’s Blues 

Winnipeg ICE scouting and hockey operations manager Taras McEwen has been named General Manager of the MJHL’s Winnipeg Blues. McEwen joined the ICE, who were then located in Cranbrook, in 2017 as the team’s manager of scouting. He will continue in his current role with the ICE while serving as the GM of the Blues.


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