Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WHL Notes August 4

The Western Hockey League and Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club announced they will host a WHL outdoor game against the Regina Pats on February 21 at McMahon Stadium.
The game coincides with Family Day Monday and will be played the day after the National Hockey League’s Heritage Classic set for February 20th between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens.

Hockey Canada announced Silvertips defenseman Ryan Murray has been named the Team Captain of the Under-18 team that will compete at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament, held in Slovakia and the Czech Republic from August 9-14.
Murray, entering his 17-year old year, produced a standout rookie campaign for the Silvertips in which he tallied 27 points on five goals and 22 assists in 52 games played along with a +33 rating. The 6’0, 185 pound defenseman out of White City, Saskatchewan, was Everett’s first round selection (eighth overall) in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft and is not draft eligible until 2012. He was named the Silvertips’ Rookie of the Year by the club’s coaching staff and will be the youngest member of the U-18 team heading to Europe.

Tri-City Americans' Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced that 20-year-old defenseman Eric Mestery has chosen to retire from the sport of hockey.

The Brandon Wheat Kings have learned that Assistant Coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk will be lost to the club for an extended period of time.
Gylywoychuk sustained a broken back in a fall at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
Gylywoychuk, 36, is currently being treated at Brandon Regional Health Centre and is expected to make a full recovery.