Bedard to skate with BCHL West Kelowna Warriors
Bedard tested negative for Covid-19 earlier this week. When @TheWHL training camp plans have been finalized, he'll travel to Regina to prepare for the 24-game season.
— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) January 22, 2021
As reported by Claire Hanna of CTV Regina, Regina Pats’ first overall selection in the 2020 WHL Draft, Connor Bedard is expected to train and practice with the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors.
Another report states that the West Kelowna Warriors will be in violation of ViaSports’ rules as Bedard is not signed by the Warriors. This technically means he should not be allowed to skate for any of the teams in the BCHL unless he signs a BCHL contract.
Wheat Kings sign prospect
The Brandon Wheat Kings have signed defenceman Zach Turner to a @TheWHL Standard Player Agreement.
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) January 22, 2021
Zach Turner (’04) has signed his standard player agreement with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Turner was the Wheat Kings’ second-round pick in the 2019 WHL Draft. Is a member of the Southwest Cougars U18 AAA team that he also played on in 2019-20. In eight games this season Turner had four goals and five assists. In 2019-20, Turner scored 12 goals and added 17 assists in 48 contests.
Brooks scores first NHL goal
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 23, 2021
Adam Brooks (317GP, 119G, 216A with Regina ’12-’17) scored his first NHL goal last night in just his eighth NHL game playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brooks is a Calder Cup Champion with the Toronto Marlies in 2017-18. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the team that drafted Brooks, in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Bowey signs professional try-out with San Diego Gulls
NEWS: We've signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a Professional Tryout (PTO).
Bowey will wear #️⃣1️⃣5️⃣ and is in tonight's lineup. pic.twitter.com/VKv1CaAwXf
— San Diego Gulls (@SDGullsAHL) January 22, 2021
Madison Bowey (259GP, 58G, 114A with Kelowna ’10-’15) has signed a professional try-out with the San Diego Gulls, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. Bowey has spent the last five seasons split between the AHL and NHL. He has played for the Detriot Red Wings and Washington Capitals, as well as their farm clubs in the AHL. Bowey won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2017-18 and was a member of the Kelowna Rockets team that won the WHL Championship in 2014-15.
Andrusiak signs with Orlando Solar Bears
Player signing by @OrlandoHockey: F Zack Andrusiak (10G & 13A in 51 GP in his rookie pro year w/ @Steelheads last season). He had earlier signed to play in 2020-21 with Idaho. pic.twitter.com/jSyjAot32t
— ECHL Week (@ECHLWeek) January 22, 2021
Zack Andrusiak (202GP, 80G, 69A with Tri-City, Prince Albert, Seattle, and Everett ’14-’19) has signed with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL). Andrusiak was a member of the 2016-17 Thunderbirds that went on to win the WHL Championship. Last season Andrusiak played with the Idaho Steelheads appearing in 51 games, scoring 10 goals, and adding 13 assists.
Jones heads overseas
— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) January 22, 2021
Zane Jones (260GP, 77G, 72A, with Chilliwack/Victoria, Calgary, Everett, Lethbridge, and Vancouver ’10-’15) has signed with Sollentuna HC of HockeyEttan in Sweden. It is Jones’ second time joining Sollentuna, in 2017-18 he played 28 games with the team registering 16 goals and five assists. Last season Jones played in the SPHL with the Huntsville Havoc (5GP, 0G, 2A) and the Evansville Thunderbolts (28GP, 9G, 4A).