Friday, 31 July 2015

Royals Trade D Sayers to Blades For Cond. 5th rd Pick


The Saskatoon Blades have acquired 1996 born defenceman Bryton Sayers from the Victoria Royals in exchange for a conditional 5th round draft pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

A native of Prince Albert, Sayers spent two years in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA League before splitting the last two seasons between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Victoria Royals. Sayers will bring more experience on the back end to help with the existing young core.

Saskatoon welcomes Sayers to the Blades family.

ROYALS ACQUIRE CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK IN TRADE WITH BLADES
Victoria trades defenceman Bryton Sayers to Saskatoon.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today announced that the club has acquired a conditional draft pick from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 19-year-old defenceman Bryton Sayers.

Victoria sends Sayers to Saskatoon after acquiring the 5-10, 198 lb defender from the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the 2014-15 WHL Trade Deadline.

A native of Prince Albert, SK, Sayers played in 20 regular season contests for the Royals and recorded two points (1g-1a) to go along with seven penalty minutes. Sayers also suited up in 10 playoff games for Victoria and notched one assist and two minutes in penalties.

Prior to his time in Victoria, Sayers spent parts of two seasons with the Hurricanes and registered 21 points (6g-15a) and 56 penalty minutes in 84 games played.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Giants Acquire Taylor Crunk

Giants Acquire Crunk

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:53 PDT
 
The Vancouver Giants announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Taylor Crunk off waivers from the Victoria Royals.

“We are excited to add a player like Taylor who has had some good playoff experience over the last few years,” said Giants Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Bonner. “He is a veteran leader who brings grit and toughness, and we believe he’ll be a great addition to our team.”

Crunk, a native of San Jacinto, California, has spent the last four seasons on Vancouver Island.

The 20-year-old had 10 goals and 4 assists in 71 games with the Royals during the 2014/15 season while also compiling 103 penalty minutes.

Crunk has played 28 career playoff games.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Soy, Chase, Hicketts To Attend NHL Camps

McDavid, Draisaitl and Nurse highlight 2015 Orientation Camp

Tuesday, 06.30.2015 / 9:00 AM MT / News
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today the club will be hosting their 2015 Orientation Camp from July 1st to 6th at Rexall Place.  Fans will have their first chance to see some of the Oilers top prospects in action as on-ice sessions will be open to the public from July 3rd to 5th. Public access for the on-ice sessions will be through the south side doors of Rexall Place.

The camp will feature Edmonton Oilers 2015 1st overall pick Connor McDavid, 2014 1st round pick (3rd overall) Leon Draisaitl and 2013 1st round pick (7th overall) Darnell Nurse.  The week long camp will include fitness testing, team building as well as both on and off-ice workouts.  

On the final day of Orientation Camp, the prospects will face off in the Billy Moores Cup, an annual four-on-four intrasquad game, which will take place on Monday, July 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Rexall Place. Admission is free, however fans are encouraged to donate onsite to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation in support of the Edmonton Police Service and the D. Woodall Family Fund.
EDMONTON OILERS 2015 ORIENTATION CAMP SCHEDULE
DATE                                                 TIME                                     EVENT 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1                     8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.           MEDICAL & FITNESS TESTING (Closed to public at Rexall Place)
THURSDAY, JULY 2                        9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.         ON-ICE SESSION (Closed to public at Rexall Place) 
FRIDAY, JULY 3                               9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.         ON-ICE SESSION (Open to public at Rexall Place)
SATURDAY, JULY 4                         9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.         ON-ICE SESSION (Open to public at Rexall Place) 
SUNDAY, JULY 5                              9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.         ON-ICE SESSION (Open to public at Rexall Place)
MONDAY, JULY 6                             6:30 P.M.                               BILLY MOORES CUP (Open to public at Rexall Place)
DEFENCEMEN (10)


#NAMEPOSHTWTSBORNAGEHOMETOWN2014-15 TEAMGPGAP+/-PIM
25DARNELL NURSED6'4"193L  02/04/95  20  HAMILTON, ON    SAULT STE. MARIE (OHL)  36102333+1858
OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)4044+34
EDMONTON (NHL)2000-20
41LOIK LEVEILLED6'0"223R09/25/9618ST. JEROME, QCCAPE BRETON (QMJHL)68134154+1477
73KEVIN DAVISD6'0"183R03/14/9718KAMLOOPS, BCSEATTLE (WHL)6432225+218
74ETHAN BEARD5'11"200R06/26/9718OCHAPOWACE, SKSEATTLE (WHL)69132538+123
75WILLIAM LAGESSOND6'2"194L02/22/9619 GOTHENBURG, SWE DUBUQUE (USHL)5221416+1879
76BEN BETKERD6'6"220L09/29/9421CRANBROOK, BCEVERETT (WHL)6462531+1963
77JOEY LALEGGIAD5'10"185L06/24/9223BURNABY, BCDENVER (NCHC)37152540+1456
OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)7112-52
81CALEB JONESD6'0"194L06/06/9718FRISCO, TXU.S. NTDP (USHL)5661319+1444
83JOSH HEALEYD6'0"196L07/12/9420EDMONTON, ABOHIO STATE (BIG 10)32279+458
90JOHN MARINOD6'0"171R05/21/9718BROCKTON, MASOUTH SHORE (USPHL)4942428N/A42
FORWARDS (17)


#NAMEPOSHTWTSBORNAGEHOMETOWN2014-15 TEAMGPGAP+/-PIM
29LEON DRAISAITLC6'1"209L 10/27/95 19COLOGNE, GEREDMONTON (NHL)37279-174
KELOWNA (WHL)32193453+1425
42ALEXIS LOISEAUC6'1"179L01/11/9421 HAVRE-AUX-MAISONS, QC RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)68356196+4842
44JOHN MCCARRONRW6'2"230R04/16/9223MACOMB, MICORNELL (ECAC)314812-828
45LANE BAUERC5'11"186L05/02/9619ANCHORAGE, AKEDMONTON (WHL)71253055+2221
46MICHAEL REBRYLW6'1"194L10/15/9321CLEAR CREEK, ONWESTERN MICH. (NCHC)27347-76
47CONNOR RANKINLW6'0"202L11/30/9420NORTH VANCOUVER, BCCALGARY (WHL)72324779+3568
52LUKE ESPOSITORW5'10"175R10/18/9321GREENWICH, CTHARVARD (ECAC)3251217+919
55JAKOB STUKELLW6'0"180L03/06/9718SURREY, BCVANCOUVER (WHL)4951116-610
56EVAN CAMPBELLLW6'2"190L03/01/9322PORT COQUITLAM, BCUMASS-LOWELL (H-EAST)34121527+729
59COLE SANFORDRW5'9"165R07/31/9519VERNON, BCMEDICINE HAT (WHL)72504595+2471
61BRADEN CHRISTOFFERLW5'10"190L08/02/9420SHERWOOD PARK, ABREGINA (WHL)72263359+13147
64TYLER SOYC6'0"172L02/10/9718CLOVERDALE, BCVICTORIA (WHL)69283563+2229
65TYLER VESELC5'11"182R04/14/9421ROCHESTER, MN NEBRASKA-OMAHA (NCHC) 3981523+92
68TYLER ROBERTSONLW6'2"180L10/01/9618SHERWOOD PARK, ABEDMONTON (WHL)71101222+142
71KYLE PLATZERC5'11"184R03/04/9520KITCHENER, ONOWEN SOUND (OHL)68344781+1346
OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)4213+20
72GREG CHASEC6'0"204R01/01/9520SHERWOOD PARK, ABCALGARY (WHL)1521315+220
VICTORIA (WHL)46182644+439
OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)4011-10
97CONNOR MCDAVIDC6'1"209L01/13/9718NEWMARKET, ONERIE (OHL)474476120+6048
GOALTENDERS (4)
NAMEHTWTCBORNAGEHOMETOWN2014-15 TEAMGPWLTSOGAASV%
34JORDAN PAPIRNY  6'1"170L  04/10/96  18  EDMONTON, AB    BRANDON (WHL)  594496 52.74.910
40KEVEN BOUCHARD 6'3"205L04/19/9618METABETCHOUAN, QCVAL D'OR (QMJHL)3615135 13.85.872
50ZACHARY NAGELVOORT6'1"209L01/30/9421HOLLAND, MIMICHIGAN (BIG 10)221190 12.63.906
60MIROSLAV SVOBODA6'3"187L03/07/9520VSETIN, CZETRINEC (CZE U-20)33----2.63.917

Red Wings' development camp roster

Three former first-round picks and all of team's 2015 NHL draftees slated to attend Traverse City camp

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced a preliminary roster for their 2015 Development Camp, which will be held at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., from July 3-7. The camp kicks off on Friday, July 3 and features on-ice and off-ice workouts each day, including scrimmages on Saturday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 7. The camp roster currently stands at 43 players: 26 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders.

Joe Hicketts, who earned a contract after attending the team’s 2014 Development Camp and NHL Prospect Tournament and made Canada’s 2015 gold-medal winning World Junior Team as the only defenseman on the roster who wasn’t a first- or second-round pick; and Adam and Kevin Lidstrom, the sons of Red Wings legendNicklas Lidstrom, who both play in Sweden.

A full camp schedule is available at www.DetroitRedWings.com and at www.centreice.org.

2015 Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Roster
FORWARDS
PlayerPosition2014-15 TeamAcquired
Andreas AthanasiouCGrand Rapids (AHL)2012 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tyler BertuzziLWGuelph (OHL)2013 2nd Rd. (58th overall)
Christoffer EhnCFrolunda (Swe-Jr.)2014 4th Rd. (106th overall)
Axel HolmstromCSkelleftea (SHL)2014 7th Rd. (196th overall
Dylan LarkinCMichigan (B10)2014 1st Rd. (15th overall)
Anthony ManthaRWGrand Rapids (AHL)2013 1st Rd. (20th overall)
Adam MarshLWSaint John (QMJHL)2015 7th Rd. (200th overall)
Mike McKeeLWWestern Michigan (NCHC)2012 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Hampus MelenCKarlskrona (Swe-Jr.)2013 7th Rd. (199th overall)
Zach NastasiukCOwen Sound (OHL)2013 2nd Rd. (48th overall)
Evgeny SvechnikovLWCape Breton (QMJHL)2015 1st Rd. (19th overall)
Chase PearsonCYoungstown (USHL)2015 5th Rd. (140th overall)
Dominic TurgeonCPortland (WHL)2014 3rd Rd. (63rd overall)
Julius VahataloLWTPS (SM-Liiga)2014 6th Rd. (166th overall)
Jin-Hui AhnRWKorean National TeamCamp Invite
Michael BabcockLWFargo (USHL)Camp Invite
Nick BetzRWErie (OHL)Camp Invite
Bryce GervaisRWMinnesota State (WCHA)Camp Invite
Alex GlobkeCLake Superior State (WCHA)Camp Invite
Anthony GrecoRWOhio State (B10)Camp Invite
Alex KileLWMichigan (B10)Camp Invite
Adam LidstromLWVasteras (Swe-Jr.)Camp Invite
Conor McGlynnCKingston (OHL)Camp Invite
Evan PoleiLWRed Deer (WHL)Camp Invite
Tyson SpinkLWColgate (ECAC)Camp Invite
Jerome VerrierRWQuebec (QMJHL)Camp Invite
    
DEFENSEMEN
PlayerPosition2014-15 TeamAcquired
James de HaasDClarkson (ECAC)2012 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Joe HickettsDVictoria (WHL)Signed Free Agent
Patrick HolwayDBoston Advantage (T1EHL)2015 6th Rd. (170th overall)
Vili SaarijarviDGreen Bay (USHL)2015 3rd Rd. (73rd overall)
Jalen ChatfieldDWindsor (OHL)Camp Invite
Grant GabrieleDUSNTDP (USHL)Camp Invite
Won-Jun KimDKorean National TeamCamp Invite
Kevin LidstromDEnkopings (Swe-3)Camp Invite
Kevin LoughDColgate (ECAC)Camp Invite
Marc McNultyDKamloops (WHL)Camp Invite
Jarett MeyerDOwen Sound (OHL)Camp Invite
David NemecekDTPS (Fin-Jr.)Camp Invite
Travis WalshDMichigan State (B10)Camp Invite
    
GOALTENDERS
PlayerPosition2014-15 TeamAcquired
Jake PatersonGKitchener (OHL)2012 3rd Rd. (80th overall)
Chase PerryGColorado College (NCHC)2014 5th Rd. (136th overall)
Joren van PottelbergheGLinkoping (Swe-Jr.)2015 4th Rd. (110th overall)
Tomas KralGLitomerice (Cze-2)Camp Invite