Daily Dose of the DUB: Canada wins U-18 Championship, Hunt signs with Wild, and more!

Team Canada wins U18 World Championships

With nine WHL players on its roster, Team Canada went on to an undefeated tournament and the gold medal at the 2021 U18 World Championships. Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard tied for second overall in scoring with 14 points on seven goals and seven assists. In the gold medal game against the Russian team, Logan Stankoven scored the eventual game-winning goal. Stay tuned for reaction later today.

Hunt signs with Wild

Defenseman Daemon Hunt (117GP, 16G, 39A with Moose Jaw) has signed his entry-level three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. Hunt played three games with the Wild’s AHL affiliate before the WHL season got underway. This season with the Warriors, Hunt managed eight goals and 10 assists through 23 games. The Wild selected Hunt in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft. We’ve got more from Jamie Neugebauer HERE.

Gardiner signs with JYP

Forward Reid Gardiner (290GP, 124G, 133A with Prince Albert and Kelowna ’12-’17) has signed on with JYP of Finland’s Liiga. Last season Gardiner played for Tolzer Lowen of DEL2, scoring 34 goals and adding 40 assists through 45 games. Gardiner is a former first-round pick of the Raiders and was dealt to the Rockets on January 7th, 2017.

Ahl signs with Orli Znojmo

Forward Filip Ahl (54GP, 28G, 20A with Regina ’16-’17) has signed with Orli Znojmo of ICEHL following one season with the Bratislava Capitals. Ahl scored eight goals and added 21 assists in 34 games with the Capitals in 2020-21. Ahl was a fifth-round pick of the Ottawa Senators at the 2015 NHL Draft and the 31st overall pick at the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

Stromwall signs extension with SKA St. Petersburg

Forward Malte Stromwall (130GP, 32G, 61A with Tri-City ’11-’13) has signed a two-year contract extension with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. Stromwall split the 2020-21 season between HK Sochi (26GP, 8G, 8A) and SKA St. Petersburg (21GP, 8G, 1A). The Americans selected Stromwall 66th overall at the 2011 CHL Import Draft.

Americans open seating for fully vaccinated fans

The Tri-City Americans announced on Thursday that they will allow fully vaccinated persons access to five sections of the Toyota Center. Proof of vaccination is required and children are able to attend the game in these sections with a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours preceding the game.

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