Thursday, 25 August 2011

Thursday's Notebook

Brayden Cuthbert
- Brandon product Brayden Cuthbert will not be participating fully in the Moose Jaw Warriors' training camp. The Moose Jaw Times Herald reports that Cuthbert is still recovering from a concussion suffered last January. The 17-year old has been cleared to skate, but not to take part in contact. Cuthbert had two goals and four points in 39 games during his rookie WHL season last year.

- The Regina Pats announced the signing of their top two picks from the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft yesterday. Winnipeg product Adam Brooks was the Pats first pick of the draft, taken in the second round 25th overall while Dane Schioler was the Pats second pick of the draft, selected in the second round, 36th overall.

- BTW, Lang also said yesterday that Myles Bell will not participate in the Pats' training camp though he does remain on the club's 50 player protected list.

- The Swift Current Broncos have announced that they have signed defenceman Brycen Martin to a Western Hockey League contract. Martin was selected second overall by the Broncos in the recent 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

- Former Brandon Wheat King Eric Fehr is back on the ice as he recovers from (another!) off-season procedure on his shoulder. The Winnipeg Free Press' Ed Tait has more here...

- Andy Murray is making one last stop in Brandon this week before starting his new job. The former NHL head coach and Souris product was named coach of the Western Michigan Broncos last month but is spending this week at a grassroots level, teaching minor hockey players at his Player Development School at the Keystone Centre. Murray says he feels a responsibility to come back here in Western Manitoba and try to do what he can to help minor hockey. I had to chance to sit down with Andy for a new minutes on Wednesday afternoon. That interview has been posted at

- It looks like Brandon Wheat Kings' fan will have to put up with me for at least one more season.  Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun tells you why...

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