Daily Dose of the Dub: You get a trade, You get a trade, You get a trade


Royals trade Oliver to Oil Kings for Alexander

The Victoria Royals moved out overage forward Kaid Oliver, a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2023 conditional fourth-round pick to the Edmonton Oil Kings for defenseman Jacson Alexander, a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick. The move leaves the Royals with eight overagers in Brandon CutlerSean GulkaPhillip SchultzCarson MillerMatthew SmithJacob HeraufTy Ettinger, and Adam Evanoff. The Oil Kings now have six overagers in Oliver, Scott AtkinsonWyatt McLeodEthan CapLoeden Schaufler and Samuel Stewart.

Rockets acquire Kope from Edmonton

You may have said to yourself reading the list of Oil Kings overagers “Wait a second, you forgot David Kope!“. You would be wrong, as the Oil Kings shipped Kope to the Kelowna Rockets for a fourth-round pick in the 2023 WHL Bantam Draft. The Rockets now have seven overagers on the roster for next season in Kope, Liam Kindree, Michael Farren, Nolan Foote, Dillon Hamaliuk, Devin Steffler and Sean Comrie. Foote and Hamaliuk are both signed to NHL contracts and won’t likely return to the WHL next season.

Giants acquire Hall from Hurricanes

In a depth move, the Vancouver Giants acquired Adam Hall from the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a 2022 seventh-round pick. Hall, who only played four games with Lethbridge this season is now separated from his twin brother Justin Hall who will be staying in Lethbridge.

Broncos sign prospect Pickering

The Swift Current Broncos have signed prospect Owen Pickering to a WHL Education Contract. Drafted in the ninth round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft by the Broncos. He played for the Rink Hockey Academy Elite 15s this year scoring five goals and 16 assists in 34 games.

WHL names Eastern and Western Conference Defenseman of the Year

The WHL announced that Lethbridge Hurricanes defenseman Calen Addison is the Eastern Conference’s Defenseman of the year. The Minnesota Wild prospect had 10 goals and 42 assists in 50 games this season for Lethbridge.

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith is up for the WHL’s Defenseman of the Year award once again as the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year. In 46 games he tallied 19 goals and 40 assists this season.

Giants announce team awards

The Vancouver Giants announced their team awards in an award show on Sportsnet 650 on Monday.

Season Ticket Holder(s) of the Year: Tony Edelsward and Tapestry Andrews

Jock McGrandle Volunteer of the Year: Ken Melech

Players Choice Award(s): Milos Roman / Jackson Shepard 

Three Stars Awards: Bowen Byram, David Tendeck, Tristen Nielsen

Sultan Thiara Plus-Minus Award: Justin Sourdif 

Unsung Hero Award: Seth Bafaro 

Bublé Iron Man Award: Alex Kannok Leipert 

Save-On-Foods High School Scholastic Player of the Year: Cole Shepard

Post-Secondary Academic Player of the Year: Trent Miner 

White Spot Humanitarian of the Year Award: Tristen Nielsen

Most Sportsmanlike Player Award: Cole Shepard

Milan Ilich Rookie of the Year Award: Cole Shepard 

Bruce Allen Inspirational Leadership Award: Alex Kannok Leipert

Gordie Howe Top Scorer Award: Tristen Nielsen 

P.C. Toigo Most Valuable Player Award: Bowen Byram

Raiders announce two more team awards

The Prince Albert Raiders announced two more awards on Monday, first naming Zack Hayes the winner of the Player’s Choice Award.

The team also named Zack Hayes and Aliaksei Protas co-winners of the team’s MVP award.

Hurricanes name Cozens MVP

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have named Dylan Cozens the team’s MVP for the 2019-20 season. In 51 games this season, he had 38 goals and 47 assists.

University of Lethbridge to discontinue hockey programs 

The University of Lethbridge has decided to discontinue its Men’s and Women’s hockey programs due to budget reductions. The Men’s Hockey program had been a popular destination for WHL alumni with names like Danny Gatenby, Jeff Rayman, Russ Maxwell, Spenser Jensen, Dalton Sward, Brooks Maxwell, Torrin White, Luke Coleman, Taz Burman, Nik Amandrud and Evan Wardley on last year’s roster.

Broncos and ICE announce COVID-19 Support Programs

The Swift Current Broncos and Winnipeg ICE both announced separate programs to support the fight against COVID-19. The Broncos will be auctioning off jerseys to give healthcare workers a “Broncos Night Out” while the ICE will be donating a portion of their 2020-21 season tickets.

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