Brandon’s Ryan White has signed a PTO to attend camp with the Vancouver Canucks. Last season, the former Calgary Hitmen, split time between the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild.
Layne Toder, a 170 lb defenseman, has signed with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. Last season the native of Elkhorn, MB was a member of the Portage Terriers where he scored 28 points in 44 games. Toder was selected by the Hitmen in the 4th round, 85th overall, in the 2015 draft.
One-time What King prospect, Brad Goethals is in camp with the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades.
Rugged forward Darian Dziurzynski, who spent time with the Wheat Kings back in 2011/12, signed a 1-year contract with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga). Last season Darian was a member of the Manchester Storm, of the EIHL, where he had a productive year scoring 29 goals in 50 regular season games.
Corbin Boes has been invited to camp with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. Boes spent 3 seasons between the pipes with the Wheat Kings picking up 46 regular season wins in the process.
The North Central Hockey League may be expanding by one team for the 17/18 season. The Shoal Lake Eagles were tentatively accepted into the league at the league’s annual meeting held back in April. Shoal Lake’s acceptance would leave the league with 9 teams, as all the other 8 teams indicated they were returning for 17/18.