-2015 10th Round Bantam Draft Pick: Defenseman Noah Kim has been competing in the Select 15 camp for USA hockey and after playing 4 of the 5 games, his Team (Team Gold) is 3-1 overall. He has so far notched 1 assist as Team Gold is tied for 1st place in the American Division at the camp. Kim and Team Gold have one more game which is tomorrow vs. Team White. Everett Silvertips Bantam Draft Pick: Ryan Savage is Team Gold's 2nd leading scorer with 5 pts in 4 games.
Tips and Broncos Prospects Sign In Austria:
-Speaking of Ryan Savage; he apparently has agreed to play with EC Red Bull Salzburg this coming season, making it unlikely that he will ever play for the Silvertips. He was taken in the 4th round of the 2015 Bantam Draft. Joining him in signing with EC Salzburg was fellow Silvertip's Draft Pick: Forward Carson Dimoff (7th Round: 2014), as well as, Swift Current Bronco's Draft Pick: Forward Riley Stotts (1st Round: 2015). According to Gregg Drinnan's: Taking Notes, the Stotts signing is only "rumored" thus far. Since EC Salzburg has U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 squads it's likely that these three will not be playing in the WHL, unless an NHL team drafted them and requested that they play in the Dub.
-Former Winterhawk: Derrick Pouliot was reportedly, quite impressive at Pittsubrgh Penguin's development camp. His team shut out the other squad 6-0 and Pouliot stood out defensively. If he continues to improve in his own end, he will be locked in as a top 4 D-man for the Pens and will be relied upon to play heavy minutes, especially since they just lost Paul Martin to San Jose in Free Agency. Pouliot also showed toughness during the scrimmage by playing through a cut he received from a teammate's stick.
Kompon #23 on Canzano's List:
-Oregonian writer: John Canzano is compiling a list of the top 25 most influential people in the Oregon sports scene and Portland Head Coach: Jamie Kompon made the list for the first time at #23. One of the reasons listed for having Kompon in the top 25 was the fact that he will be coaching Canada's U-17 team.
Schedule Ahead for Winterhawks at Lake Placid Camp:
-Dominic Turgeon, Paul Bittner and Caleb Jones are 3 of the 39 USA World Juniors hopefuls that will be present in Lake Placid for Evaluation Camp, starting August 1st. Here is the schedule for their "Team Blue" and the later schedule when the two teams are combined:
- August 1st, 2pm: Team Blue vs. Team White Practice.
- August 2nd, 1pm Team Blue vs. Team Sweden.
- Agusut 3rd, 10am Team Blue vs. Team Finland.
- August 5th, 1pm Team USA (Whole Team) vs. Finland.
- August 6th, 10am Team USA (Whole Team) vs. Sweden.
- August 8th, 10am Team USA (Whole Team) vs. Finland.