Daily Dose of the Dub: World Junior Roster updates, Warriors acquire Augustine and more

8 WHLers named to Hockey Canada camp roster

Hockey Canada has named its training camp roster ahead of the 2020 World Junior Championship. Eight WHLers will participate in the camp which opens on Monday and you can find out who made it as well as who was left off the roster here.

Zamula and Peteruk off to World Juniors

Egor Zamula (Russia) and Jonas Peterek (Czech Republic) have also been invited to try-out for their respective countries. Peterek could be considered a veteran of the Czech Republic international system with many appearances internationally. Zamula is newer to the international stage having only represented Russia at the U-18 stage with one goal and one assist in five games two seasons ago.

Alistrov to join Belarus

Vladimir Alistrov has left the Edmonton Oil Kings to represent host-Belarus in the 2020 World Junior Division 1A championship. This will be his second time at the tournament, last year he recorded two goals and four assists in five games.

Kinder named to Germany camp roster

Winnipeg ICE forward Nino Kinder has been named to the German camp roster ahead of the World Juniors. He has represented Germany at every level internationally and most recently had three goals and six assists in five games at the World U-18 Division 1A Championship.

Thomson named to Finland World Junior Camp Roster

Former Kelowna Rocket Lassi Thomson has been named to the camp roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship. He scored 17 goals and 24 assists in 63 games in his lone season with the Rockets last season before he returned to his native Finland this season. He’s already played seven games with the Finnish U-20 team this season and has two goals which are encouraging for his chances of making this team.

Rockets ship Augustine to Moose Jaw

The Kelowna Rockets have traded defenseman Cayde Augustine to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2023 WHL Bantam Draft. He’s only been in the lineup for six games this season with Kelowna putting up two goals and six assists.

Svejkovsky wants out of Vancouver 

According to a report from Vancouver Province columnist Steve Ewen, Vancouver Giants forward Lukas Svejkovsky has left the organization to await a trade. Svjekovsky is in his draft-eligible season and the latest projections from NHL Central Scouting have him as a ‘C’ level prospect. In 18 games this season, he’s tallied five goals and five assists.

Broncos released head trainer and athletic therapist 

The Swift Current Broncos have released Head Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager Jamie LeBlanc after recent allegations against him. In a statement the Broncos say:

The Swift Current Broncos have released Head Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager, Jamie LeBlanc, effective immediately. The decision was made following revelations of a recent pattern of demeaning and derogatory comments, threatening behavior and unprofessional conduct that is inconsistent with the values of the Swift Current Broncos organization and the Western Hockey League. We are a premiere franchise strongly committed to the dignity, respect and safety of our players, employees and community partners.
It is our goal to announce a new Trainer and Equipment Manager in the coming days. As this is a personnel-related issue, the Broncos will not be commenting further on this matter.

Reinhardt takes home WHL Player of the Week honours

Brandon Wheat Kings forward Cole Reinhardt has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the second time this season. This week he notched four goals and four assists in two games against the Winnipeg ICE. The week included a five-point night in which he hit the stat sheet for his first career hat-trick.

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Basran wins WHL Goalie of the Week for back-to-back weeks

For the second week in a row, Kelowna Rockets netminder Roman Basran has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week. This week he posted a 1-0-0-1 record with a 0.96 GAA and 0.958 Save Percentage with one shutout.

Warriors recall Mirwald

The Moose Jaw Warriors have added Brett Mirwald to their roster from the Saskatoon Blazers of the SMAAAHL. The 2018 seventh-round bantam draft pick has posted a 9-5 record with a 2.43 GAA and .910 save percentage in 14 games this season.

Oil Kings recall Latimer from Delta Hockey Academy

The Edmonton Oil Kings have recalled forward Carson Latimer from Delta Hockey Academy in the CSSHL. A third-round pick of the Oil Kings in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Latimer has played 17 games in Delta this year with eight goals and 19 assists.

Oil Kings unveil teddy bear toss jerseys

The Edmonton Oil Kings have unveiled their teddy bear toss jerseys for Saturday’s home game. The jerseys are bear-inspired even including a bear tail on the back.

Golden Knights acquire Stephenson 

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired forward Chandler Stephenson (230 GP, 73 G, 122 A with the Regina Pats from 2011-14) from the Washington Capitals for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. A third-round pick of the Capitals in the 2012 draft, Stephenson has 14 goals and 19 assists in 168 games.

Brooks signs in France

Days after being released by Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Calder Brooks (194 GP, 48 G, 76 A with the Calgary Hitmen, Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs from 2011-2015) has signed with Briancon in France for the rest of this season. In 10 games this season, he has five goals and three assists.

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