Daily Dose of the Dub: Zary off to Team Canada selection camp, USA Hockey roster could feature WHLers and more

Zary named to Hockey Canada selection camp roster

Kamloops Blazers forward Connor Zary has been added to Hockey Canada’s selection camp roster after Moncton Wildcats forward Jakob Pelletier sustained an injury making him ineligible to participate. Zary is a draft-eligible prospect so the odds seem stacked against him but all reports say that’s exactly the kind of situation he thrives in, so you never know what could happen.

The Saskatoon native has 19 goals and 22 assists in 28 games this season and was DubNetwork’s first star of the month for November.

USA Hockey set to announce preliminary roster for World Junior Hockey Championship

USA Hockey will be announcing its preliminary roster for the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship later this afternoon. Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski and Everett Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf are among those who could be named to the roster.

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Milestones

  • Prince George Cougar Koehn Ziemmer made his WHL debut on Sunday against the Portland Winterhawks.
  • Tri-City Americans equipment manager Innes Mackie worked his 3200th WHL game on Sunday against Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor worked his 600th WHL game on Sunday against Tri-City.

Teddy Bear Toss 

  • Vancouver’s Michal Kvasnica scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal at 4:04 of the first period against Tri-City.

Malenstyn suspended three games

Former Calgary Hitmen and Swift Current Broncos forward Beck Malenstyn has been suspended three games for an elbowing incident against Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Three Stars

First Star: Everett’s Jake Christiansen had two goals and one assist. Since his return to the WHL, he’s posted five goals and three assists in three games.

Second Star: Fresh off a blockbuster trade to Vancouver, Tyler Preziuso scored two goals.

Third Star: Vancouver’s Tristan Nielsen had three assists.

Honourable Mention

Everett’s Dawson Butt also had three assists.

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