Daily Dose of the Dub: Thunderbirds sign Penner, Pats sign Rowan, Broncos sign Wyrostok

Thunderbirds sign second-round pick Penner

The Seattle Thunderbirds have signed defenseman Spencer Penner to a standard player agreement. Penner was selected in the second round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft from the Eastman Selects Bantam AAA squad. The Blumenort, Manitoba native played 35 games for Eastman and registered 14 goals and 26 assists. He is the third player to join the Thunderbirds from their 2019 Draft class joining first-round picks Jordan Gustafson and Kevin Korchinski.

Pats sign third-round pick Rowan

The Regina Pats announced the signing of forward Zane Rowan from the Los Angeles Jr. Kings. Rowan was the first of three picks the Pats made in the 3rd round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. In 53 games with the Kings, Rowan notched 18 goals and 18 assists. Rowan joins Layton Feist as the second player to sign with the Pats from their 2019 Bantam Draft Class.

Broncos sign Wyrostok 

The Swift Current Broncos have signed forward Caleb Wyrostok from the Northern Alberta Xtreme Elite 15s squad. The Medicine Hat native was selected in the ninth round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft and could suit up for the Broncos as early as this season. In 30 games this season, Wyrostok put up 20 goals and added 15 assists.

Could the Savoie Brothers be headed to the USHL?

According to Ryan Kennedy from The Hockey News, Winnipeg ICE prospects Matthew and Carter Savoie will be participating in the main camp for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL next week. Both Savoie brothers decided against attending the Winnipeg ICE prospect camp which takes places this weekend.

Matthew Savoie would not be eligible to play in the USHL next season due to age restrictions but his elder brother Carter could. Carter had previously played for the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL and the team had previously said they intended to have both Savoies in their lineup next season.

Oil Kings, Blazers and Rebels announce details of development camp to take place this weekend

The Edmonton Oil Kings have announced the details of their prospect camp which is set to take place this weekend. A total of 22 players are set to attend the camp including 2018 first round picks Dylan Guenther and Keagan Slaney. Recently-signed 2019 first round pick Caleb Reimer will also be in attendance.

Meanwhile, the Kamloops Blazers also announced the details of their prospect camp which takes place this weekend. The Blazers group will also include 22 players and is led by 2019 first round picks Mats Lindgren and Connor Levis. All nine players selected by the Blazers in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft will be in attendance at the camp.

The Red Deer Rebels will be going in a different direction for their development camp this weekend. The prospect camp will be specifically limited to 16 and 17-year old players eligible to play in the WHL this season. That means that the Rebels won’t have any players from their 2019 Bantam Draft class in attendance at the camp as all players selected in this year’s bantam draft will be entering their 15-year-old season and thus ineligible to play in the WHL this season.

2018 first round picks Jayden Grubbe and Kyle Masters will be among the 16-signed players the Rebels will have in camp.

Blades hand out year-end awards

The Saskatoon Blades handed out their annual awards on Tuesday night at a season ticket-holder barbeque. Graduating defenseman Dawson Davidson headlined the group as the team’s MVP. Davidson also took home the team’s defenseman of the year honours. In 68 games this year, Dawson had 13 goals and 62 assists.

Other notable awards were handed out to Kirby Dach (Best forward and Playoff MVP which he shared with goaltender Nolan Maier) and to Kyle Crnkovic who took home the team’s rookie of the year award. For a full list of awards, you can check out Blades’ play-by-play voice Les Lazaruk’s Twitter feed.

Warriors scout named Head Coach and GM of the Virden Oil Capitals

Tyson Ramsey, who has been serving with the Moose Jaw Warriors as a member of their scouting staff, has joined the Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL as their new head coach and general manager.

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