Wheat Kings officially part ways with Anning
The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that they will not be extending the contract of Head Coach David Anning. #bdnmb
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) June 11, 2019
As many expected would happen, the Brandon Wheat Kings officially parted ways with head coach David Anning on Tuesday after his contract expired at the end of last month. He had been with the organization since the 2012-13 season and was named head coach ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Under Anning, the Wheat Kings made the playoffs in two of three seasons. They missed the playoffs last season for the first time in six seasons. In his three seasons as head coach, the Wheat Kings posted a 102-87-23 record. The Wheat Kings relieved GM Grant Armstrong of his role last month so it is at least possible the team decides to hire one person to fill both roles. The Wheat Kings join Kamloops, Prince George, and Spokane as WHL teams looking for a new head coach.
Americans sign third-round pick Sloan
2019 Bantam Draft pick Jake Sloan has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the Tri-City Americans.#AmsNation
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) June 11, 2019
The Tri-City Americans have announced the signing of their third-round pick from this year’s bantam draft Jake Sloan. Sloan is a six-foot-three 190 pound centre from Leduc, Alberta. He played his bantam hockey last season with the Leduc Oil Kings Bantam AAA team in the AMBHL. In 33 games, Sloan had 40 goals and 34 assists finishing tied for second in the AMBHL and was one of three players to take home the league’s MVP award.
Broda signs in Austria
Forward Joel Broda (CAN), who is known as a reliable (goal-)scorer, went from @DECBulldogs to @hc_twk, while offensive defenseman Alex Wall (CAN) will continue playing for the @viennacapitals in the upcoming season too. #WeAreHockey, #HockeyTransfers
— erstebankliga (@erstebankliga) June 11, 2019
Joel Broda (330 GP, 141 G, 121 A with the Tri-City Americans, Moose Jaw Warriors and Calgary Hitmen) will be staying in Austria next season as he has signed with HC Innsbruck. Last season with Dornbirner EC, Broda posted nine goals and nine assists in 22 games.