Daily Dose of the DUB: Bedard to skate in BCHL, Wheat Kings sign prospect, and more


Bedard to skate with BCHL West Kelowna Warriors

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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