Hurricanes, Ice swap forwards . . . Broncos sign one, release two


F Jesse Zaharichuk wanted out of Cranbrook, so the Kootenay Ice accommodated him. On Monday, the Ice dealt the 19-year-old to the Lethbridge Hurrianes for F Barrett Sheen, who will turn 18 on Sept. 20. . . . Zaharichuk, from Sherwood Park, Alta., played one-plus seasons with the Kamloops Blazers before being dealt to the Ice last season. He had eight goals and 20 assists in 43 games with the Ice, after totalling seven goals and 21 assists in 65 games over two seasons with Kamloops. . . . Sheen, from Airdrie, Alta., had four goals and eight assists in 46 games as a freshman with the Hurricanes last season. He is a cousin to former Hurricanes F Riley Sheen. . . . The Hurricanes get some skill with the 5-foot-8, 155-pound Zaharichuk, but give up size in trading away the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Barrett Sheen.——The Swift Current Broncos signed F Quinton Waitzner to a WHL contract on Monday, while revealing that two veterans — F Austin Adamson, 20, and D Mark Taraschuk, 19 — have been released. . . . Waitzner, from Victoria, was a ninth-round selection in the 2015 bantam draft. Last season, he had eight goals and nine assists in 18 games with Shawnigan Lake School’s varsity team in the Canadian Sports School Varsity Hockey League. He added a goal and two assists in four playoff games, and also had one assist in nine games with the school’s prep team in the CSSHL. . . . Adamson, from Richmond, B.C., had a goal and four assists in 23 games with the Broncos after being acquired from the Red Deer Rebels in January. He also has played with the Saskatoon Blades. In 134 regular-season games, he has eight goals and 12 assists. . . . Taraschuk, from Winnipeg, came over from the Brandon Wheat Kings in November, then left the Broncos for what the team said was “personal reasons” in February. He had one goal in 19 games with Swift Current. He was a sixth-round pick by the Wheat Kings in the 2012 bantam draft. In 50 games over two seasons with Brandon, he had 10 assists.
——Bruno Campese, the former general manager of the Prince Albert Raiders, is joining the NHL expansion franchise in Las Vegas, a source told Taking Note on Monday. . . . Campese, 53, was in Prince Albert for eight seasons (2007-15). He was the head coach for four-plus seasons and the general manager for seven seasons. . . . Last season, he was the head coach of the bantam prep team at the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton. He also scouted for the Kelowna Rockets. . . . A goaltender in his playing days, Campese played one season (1982-83) with the Portland Winterhawks and the next with the Kelowna Wings.——It was mentioned here yesterday that the U of Alberta Golden Bears were welcoming D Ben Carroll, from the Edmonton Oil Kings, to the fold, and that they may yet end up with D Ryan Rehill (Kamloops Blazers), F Luke Philp (Kootenay Ice, Red Deer Rebels), F Tyson Baillie (Kelowna Rockets) and D Jason Fram (Spokane Chiefs), all of whom will first attend pro camps. . . . It should be mentioned that the Golden Bears also have ex-WHL forwards Cole Linaker (Kelowna), Taylor Cooper (Brandon Wheat Kings, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Regina Pats) and Todd Fiddler (Medicine Hat Tigers, Prince Albert Raiders, Spokane, Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince George Cougars) coming in, and they may yet land F Trevor Cox (Medicine Hat, Vancouver Giants). Fiddler counted 92 goals in his last two WHL seasons before dipping his toes into the ECHL last season. As well, D Graeme Craig (Swift Current Broncos, Saskatoon Blades, Prince Albert) will play after red-shirting. . . . The Golden Bears didn’t win the CIS championship last season. Perhaps they took it personally!——Scott Galbraith, who collects game-worn sweaters, paid $3,510 for a game-worn sweater. But he says he didn’t get what he paid for and apparently is threatening to sue the OHL’s London Knights. For their part, the Knights say they have done nothing wrong. . . . Ryan Pyette of the London Free Press has more right here.
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