Daily Dose of the Dub: Warriors sign Mateychuk, Chiefs sign Thornton, Tigers sign Brook

Warriors sign first-round pick Mateychuk

The Moose Jaw Warriors have signed defenseman Denton Mateychuk from the WBAAA’s Eastman Selects. The Dominion City, Manitoba native is five-foot-ten and weighs 173 pounds. In 36 games with the Selects last season, Mateychuk had 23 goals and 38 assists.

Chiefs sign first-round pick Thornton 

The Spokane Chiefs have signed first-round pick Ben Thornton to his standard player agreement. The Chiefs selected the Agassiz, B.C. native with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. Thornton attended the Yale Hockey Academy last season, playing on the Bantam Prep team. In 30 games, Thornton put up 13 goals and 32 assists.

Tigers sign ’03-born Brook

The Medicine Hat Tigers have signed 2003-born defenseman Aidan Brook from the RINK Hockey Academy’s Elite 15s team. The Tigers acquired Brook earlier this year from the Seattle Thunderbirds in a trade which also saw them acquire a 2019 2nd-round pick (used to select Cayden Glover from the Brandon Wheat Kings Bantam AAA) and a 2020 3rd round pick in exchange for 2001-born forward Henrik Rybinski.

In 36 games on the Elite 15s squad, Brook had one goal and 25 assists. He will be eligible to suit up for the Tigers in the 2019-20 season. He is the younger brother of Prince Albert Raiders forward Jakob Brook.

Raiders sign GM Hunt, Coach Habscheid to contract extensions

Fresh off a WHL Championship, the Prince Albert Raiders have announced that they have signed General Manager Curtis Hunt and Head Coach Marc Habscheid to multi-year contract extensions.

Hunt joined the Raiders as GM for the 2015-16 season and was named WHL Executive of the Year for this past season. The Raiders have made the playoffs in three of Hunt’s four seasons at the helm.

Habscheid was hired by the Raiders in November of 2014 to take over from Cory Clouston who was let go in the second year of a two-year contract with the team. Although Habscheid could not salvage the season with a playoff berth, he has made the playoffs in three of the following four seasons with the team. Habscheid has posted a 168-135-25-11 record with the Raiders and was named the WHL Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

Eight WHL Goaltenders to attend Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Camps 

Hockey Canada has invited 26 goaltenders to attend a Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp starting this Wednesday in Calgary. The four-day camp will be broken down into three goops: a U-20 group, a U-18 group, and a U-17 group. A total of eight WHL goaltenders will be in attendance including Roman Basran (Kelowna Rockets), Taylor Gauthier (Prince George Cougars), Nolan Maier (Saskatoon Blades) and Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants) at the U-20 level. At the U-18 level, Dylan Garand (Kamloops Blazers) will represent the WHL. At the U-17 level, Tyler Brennan (Prince George Cougars), Thomas Milic (Seattle Thunderbirds) and Drew Sim (Vancouver Giants) will attend the camp.

Rockets head coach Adam Foote awarded gold in Local Sports Coach Category

Kelowna Rockets Head Coach Adam Foote has been awarded gold in the Kelowna Now’s Best of Kelowna Local Sports Coach category. The team narrowly missed the playoffs, losing in a one-game showdown for the final spot in the WHL playoffs to the Kamloops Blazers.

Storm announce WHL alumni Aasman will join the team as an assistant coach

The AJHL’s Grand Prairie Storm have hired WHL alumni Ryan Aasman to be the team’s Assistant Coach. In 166 games with the Prince Albert Raiders, Seattle Thunderbirds, Swift Current Broncos, Medicine Hat Tigers and Edmonton Oil Kings, Aasman had one goal and eleven assists.

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