Daily Dose of the Dub: Royals and Silvertips sign prospects, training camp updates and more

Royals sign trio of prospects 

The Victoria Royals have signed Carter DereniwskyCarter Briltz, and Gannon Laroque to WHL Player Agreements.

A second-round pick of the Royals in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, Dereniwsky played for the Yorkton Maulers of the SMHL putting up eight goals and 17 assists in 41 games as an underage player in the league. He’ll return to the SMHL this year with a leg up on some of his counterparts.

Briltz was a fifth-round pick of the Royals in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Another Saskatchewan native, Briltz played for the SBAAHL’s Regina AA Aces scoring 27 goals and adding 24 assists in 30 games.

Laroque was added to the Royals’ 50-man protected list last summer after going undrafted in the WHL Bantam Draft. He attended Royals training camp last year before heading to the CSSHL’s Northern Alberta Xtreme Elite 15s where he recorded 10 goals and 24 assists in 34 games as a defenseman.

MacGregor hired as a regional scout for Royals 

Stu MacGregor, who was the Kamloops Blazers GM from 1995-1998 and again from 2015-2018,  has been hired by the Victoria Royals as a Senior Regional Scout. Most recently, MacGregor had served as an amateur scout with the NHL’s Dallas Stars.

Silvertips sign Seattle native Lee 

The Everett Silvertips have signed Seattle native Brendan Lee to a WHL Player Agreement. A 2002-born forward, Lee registered 28 goals and 34 assists in 46 games with the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 program in the T1EHL, U16. He will immediately be eligible to join the Silvertips this year.

Blades cut training camp roster in half 

The Saskatoon Blades have cut their training camp roster from 72 down to 36 players. To find out more about who’s still on the roster you can head here.

ICE release updated training camp roster

The Winnipeg ICE has announced their updated training camp roster for a camp which kicks off today and gives ICE fans their first opportunity to check out 2019 first-round picks Matthew Savoie and Connor Geekie.

Hurricanes announce rookie camp roster

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have announced the rosters for their rookie camp which got underway on Wednesday. Of note, 2019 fourth-round pick Camden Shasby, 2018 fifth-round pick Fischer O’Brien, and 2018 sixth-round pick Wyatt Wilson are not listed on the roster.

Oil Kings announce rookie camp roster 

The Edmonton Oil Kings have also announced their rookie camp roster for a camp that kicked off on Wednesday. The only player missing in action from their two previous draft classes is 2018 fourth-round pick Michael Abgrall.

Luypen raising funds to help kids battling cancer

We want to mention the efforts of Edmonton Oil Kings forward Jalen Luypen who has raised over $2700 to help kids battling cancer. He will also be shaving his head on September 18th in support of Kids Cancer Care. If you’d like to donate to his cause, you can do so here.

Canadiens announce rookie camp roster 

The Montreal Canadiens have invited 28 players to their rookie camp including Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors), Gianni Fairbrother (Everett Silvertips), Cole Fonstad (Prince Albert Raiders), and Dylan Plouffe (Vancouver Giants).

Jets also announce rookie camp roster

The Winnipeg Jets also announced their rookie camp roster which includes: Griffen Outhouse (former Victoria Royals goalie), Scott Walford (Saskatoon Blades), Ryan Chyzowski (Medicine Hat Tigers), and Luke Toporowski (Spokane Chiefs).

Ottawa rookie camp roster announced

The Ottawa Senators were the third team to release their rookie camp roster on Wednesday which includes: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers), Clay Hanus (Portland Winterhawks), Conner McDonald (Edmonton Oil Kings), Mark Kastelic (Calgary Hitmen), and Parker Kelly (Prince Albert Raiders).

Blues roster set for their rookie camp 

The St. Louis Blues also set their roster for rookie camp in early September which includes: Krysotf Hrabik (Tri-City Americans), Jake Christiansen (Everett Silvertips) and Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks).

Ward retires after a 15-year pro career

Goaltender Cam Ward (160 GP with the Red Deer Rebels) signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday so that he could retire with the team who drafted him in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Ward played 13 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes before joining the Chicago Blackhawks last season.

Fyten signs in Germany 

Austin Fyten (193 GP, 55 G, 67 A with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Vancouver Giants) has signed with Eispiraten Crimmitschau of the DEL2 league. Last season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins and Belleville Senators he had four goals and six assists in 51 games.

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