IIHF announces changes to World Juniors
The 2021 #WorldJuniors will be played in a bubble without spectators in Edmonton🇨🇦, in 2022 with fans in Edmonton & Red Deer. The World Juniors in Gothenburg🇸🇪 will be moved to 2024. https://t.co/LIK2g8RYiG
📷 Codie McLachlan/CP/AP/Keystone pic.twitter.com/s3MO4Mc7n0
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) September 17, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IIHF World Juniors have been changed to a single location. Edmonton, which has already hosted the NHL qualifying and playoff rounds, will host the 2021 event with no fans in the building. Because of this, Edmonton and Red Deer will now host the 2022 event, with fans in the buildings. The tickets were already sold out for this year’s event and the tickets will be honoured for next year’s event. There will be a two-week window for those who will be unable to use the tickets to request a refund.
Hannoun signs in AlpsHL
Dante Hannoun (314GP, 108G, 171A with Victoria and Prince Albert) has signed with Sterzing/Vipiteno of AlpsHL, made up of teams from Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Last season Hannoun split between the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators (24GP, 5G, 14A) and the EBEL’s HC Bolzano (17GP, 0G, 3A). Hannoun won an Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Raiders in 2018-19.
Lang loaned to HC Plzen
Náš klub může až do startu kanadské soutěže WHL využít služby útočníka Martina Langa, mládežnického reprezentanta! 💪
Martin Lang (122GP, 26G, 50A with Kamloops and Moose Jaw) has been loaned by the Moose Jaw Warriors to HC Skoda Plzen of the top Czech professional league. From Rokycany, CZE, Lang has returned to the club where he played his minor hockey. The forward was selected 14th overall at the 2018 CHL Import Draft by the Blazers.
Kvasnica loaned to Czech3 league
Orli těsně před startem ligy v týmu vítají dva nové přírůstky. Obranné řady vyztuží dvaadvacetiletý Jiří Kališ, útok…
Michal Kvasnica (104GP, 17G, 23A with Portland and Vancouver) has been loaned to HC Orli Znojmo of the Czech3 league. Included in the report found HERE, the 20-year-old import forward was expected to play in the Finnish second league this season. As a player that would take up an import and overage spot, it very well could be that the Giants elect to allow Kvasinca to stay in Europe when the teams are able to return to the ice.
Haden signs with Rapid City
— Rapid City Rush (@RapidCityRush) September 17, 2020
Gary Haden (232GP, 80G, 90A with Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, and Victoria) has signed with the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush. Having completed his final year of WHL eligibility, Haden will make his professional debut in South Dakota when the ECHL gets its season underway.
Knak loaned to HC Davos
Nachdem die Freigabe aus Übersee eingetroffen ist, kann Simon Knak die Saison 20/21 beim HCD beginnen. Der 18-jährige aktuelle Captain der U-20-Nati, der in der kanadischen WHL bei Portland unter Vertrag steht, gilt als aussichtsreicher NHL-Draftkandidat.#welcome #HCD pic.twitter.com/FlH8DbIxX8
— Hockey Club Davos (@HCDavos_off) September 15, 2020
Simon Knak (49GP, 9G, 25A with Portland) has been loaned to HC Davos of the NL, Switzerland’s top professional league. The native of Zurich, SUI has also played three games this off-season with the Swiss national team, scoring twice and adding an assist.
Bethune resigns with Americans
After 2 seasons with @QueensMHockey, Jared Bethune returns to Allen!
— The Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans) September 15, 2020
Jared Bethune (276GP, 65G, 110A with Prince George ’14-’18) has resigned with the Allen Americans of the ECHL. Bethune spent the last two seasons at Queen’s University (USports). Following his final season in the WHL, Bethune played nine games with the Americans before heading to University. Last season in 27 games with Queen’s he scored nine goals and added nine assists.