WHL announces December 4th start date
The WHL has announced an adjusted start date for the 2020-21 Regular Season.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) August 6, 2020
In a move that was anticipated due to the recent announcement by the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League announced that they have pushed back their start date for the 2020-21 season. Friday, December 4th is the new date, and it is still not able to be confirmed at this time that it will be the actual start date due to the nature of the ongoing pandemic. The coronavirus has already canceled the finish to the 2019-20 season, playoffs and Memorial Cup. The WHL will continue to monitor the situation and work with government and health officials as the new start date approaches.
Earlier this week the OHL announced that the 102nd Memorial Cup presented by Kia is scheduled to be played June 17-27, 2021 and will be hosted by either the Oshawa Generals or Soo Greyhounds.
Kozun signs with HC Dinamo Minsk
Brandon Kozun (217GP, 92G, 178A with Calgary) has signed on with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. The contract is for a sixth season in the Kontinental Hockey League, and his fourth team. Last season Kozun played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, scoring nine times and adding 13 assists in 47 games. Kozun has won a Silver and Bronze medal internationally for Team Canada, as well as an Ed Chynoweth Cup in 2009-10.
Herman signs with SJHL Terriers
We’ve signed 02’ G Jacob Herman!
— Yorkton Hyundai Terriers (@SJHLTerriers) August 6, 2020
Jacob Herman (2GP, 0-0-2, 6.00GAA, .831sv% with Prince George) has signed with the Yorkton Terriers for the 2020-21 season. He spent most of last season with the Swift Current Legionnaires of the SMAAHL, posting a 16-0-15 record with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. Herman went undrafted in his bantam season.
Rebels earn an assist with the Vancouver Giants
— rdnewsNOW (@rdnewsNOW) August 6, 2020
The Red Deer Rebels had a familiar face ask for a favour for his NHL team as Brandon Sutter reached out to his former team to get some workout equipment delivered to the Edmonton NHL Hub City. Brent Sutter had no problem lending out what he called “Brandon’s equipment”. More can be found on the RDNewsNow website.