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Canada names camp invites for 3 National Teams.

It is that time of year again, Team Canada is getting themselves ready for upcoming tournaments by announcing rosters for training camps. The 2018 World Juniors will be held in December and January in Buffalo and Orchard Park, NY,...

Americans get d-man from Blazers … Pats lose forward to Sweden … Meet Silvertips’...

F Matěj Stránský (Saskatoon, 2010-13) has signed a two-year contract with Severstal Cherepovets (Russia, KHL) after his KHL rights were traded to Cherepovets by CSKA Moscow (Russia, KHL) for cash considerations. Last season, with the Texas Stars (AHL), he...

Hitmen closing in on GM/head coach? … Calgary signs draft pick … Ex-WHLers in...

F Ian McDonald (Tri-City, 2000-06) has signed a one-year contract with Gherdëina Selva Val Gardena (Italy, Alps HL). Last season, with Corona Brașov (Romania, MOL Liga), he had 26 goals and 36 assists in 38 games. He led his...

Taking Note honoured with Carson Award for third straight year … SJHL champs lose...

F Spencer Asuchak (Tri-City, Prince George, 2008-12) has signed a one-year contract with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga). Last season, with the Allen Americans (ECHL), he had 26 goals and 40 assists in 64 games. He was pointless in three games...

History of the NHL draft and the WHL

With Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings possibly going first overall to New Jersey in the coming NHL draft, there is the possibility of another first overall pick coming from the WHL. But who were the other first...

WHL says suit doesn’t fit … Pats get forward from Chiefs … Benson recovered...

F Justin Kelly (Prince Albert, Spokane, Saskatoon, 1997-2002) has signed a one-year extension with the Bietigheim Steelers (Germany, DEL2). Last season was an injury-plagued one for Kelly, who had five goals and 10 assists in 10 games. In the...

T-Birds sign one pick, lose another … WHL releases exhibition sked … Hicketts has...

F Riley Holzapfel (Moose Jaw, 2004-08) has signed a one-year extension with the Vienna Capitals (Austria, Erset Bank Liga). Last season, he had a 22 goals and 31 assists in 54 games, leading the team in goals, assists and...

Giants sign veteran trainer … Brandon d-man tears Achilles … T-Birds sign first pick

The Vancouver Giants have hired Mike Burnstein, a former NHL trainer, to fill the athletic trainer’s role in their organization. . . . Burnstein worked for the Vancouver Canucks for 20 years, a span covering almost 1,600 games, from...

11-20 Top NHL Draft Prospects and Reports

11. Juuso Valimaki – LHD – 1998-10-06 – 6’2 / 201 lbs – Tri City Americans (WHL) GP: 60 G: 19 A: 42 PTS: 61 A mature two way defender who plays a responsible 200 foot game. Valimaki...

Price is right in Victoria … Bodger on full-time with Royals … Blazers sign...

$15,000+ made and loads of fun and memories. All in the name of Ryan Donaldson!!! #ryandonaldsonmemorial #hockey #concussion #Mentalhealth pic.twitter.com/pvMflrSTKH— Janet Holick (@holick72) June 12, 2017———G Riku Helenius (Seattle, 2007-08) has been released by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland, KHL). He...

Inside look at Chiefs’ crowd counts … Royals have a coach … Donaldson tourney...

D Nick Ross (Regina, Kamloops, Vancouver, 2004-09) has signed a one-year contract with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga). This season, with Innsbruck (Austria, Erste Bank Liga), he had seven goals and 25 assists in 50 games.———The San Francisco Giants are riding...

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