Hausinger historic signing for Blades

Everett defenceman nursing concussion
By Gregg Drinnan
September 3, 2015 10:17 P.M.
The Saskatoon Blades have signed Anchorage, Alaska, product Cameron Hausinger.

His parents, Trish and Sean, called him Dom, and he was one tough little guy.
Dominic Sean Rooney died Thursday at the age of two. He was diagnosed with leukaemia early and spent most of his life fighting. He was given weeks to live on Christmas Eve 2014, and didn’t leave us for another 36 weeks. Sleep well, Dom.
Sean is the sports editor of the Medicine Hat News.

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F Lukáš Králík (Victoria, 2011-12) signed a one-year contract with Epinal (France, Ligue Magnus). Last season, with Trebíc (Czech Republic, 1. Liga), he had three goals and three assists in 42 games.
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D Noah Juulsen’s attendance at the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp may be in jeopardy after he suffered a concussion early in the Everett Silvertips’ camp. . . . Jesse Geleynse of the Everett Herald reports that Juulsen won’t play in exhibition games this weekend and might not play the following weekend, either. . . . Everett general manager Garry Davidson told Geleynse that Juulsen is progressing through the concussion protocol. . . . “He’s moving along very nicely,” Davidson said. “I’m excited to hear that, but we’re going to take our time with that too.” . . . The Canadiens selected Juulsen with the 26th overall pick in the NHL’s 2015 draft.
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F Blake Penner of the Medicine Hat Tigers has retired because of back issues. Penner, a 19-year-old from Medicine Hat, was a first-round selection, 18th overall, in the 2011 bantam draft. Last season, he had 16 points, including five goals, in 65 games. . . . In 165 career regular-season games, he had 42 points, 19 of them goals.
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“A B.C. Supreme Court justice has declined to increase a $140,000 fine levied on the owner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars for destroying fish habitat at Kamloops Lake,” writes Cam Fortems of Kamloops This Week. “Calling the penalty a ‘pittance’ for Tom Galgardi — whose assets include the Stars, Kamloops Blazers and the Sandman hotel chain — the Crown appealed the sentence given by provincial court judge Stephen Harrison in December of last year. It asked the B.C. Supreme Court to more than double the fine, to $300,000.” . . . The complete story is right here.
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The Saskatoon Blades have signed F Cameron Hausinger, a 16-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, who was a seventh-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. . . . This an historical signing for Saskatoon, as Hausinger is the first American player to be drafted and signed by the Blades. “In a lot of ways, it’s one of the biggest signings we’ve made since we’ve been here in the last two years” said Colin Priestner, the Blades’ managing partner, in a news release. “It’s a great message to all the Americans that we’ve drafted and that we will (draft) in the future.” . . . The 5-foot-9, 182-pound Hausinger played with the bantam AAA Los Angeles Jr. Kings in 2013-14. He played last season with the U16 Skipjacks, a team based in Maryland. He had 22 goals and 23 assists in 24 games.
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Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province was there for the Vancouver Giants’ intrasquad game on Wednesday night. When it was all over, he had a whole bunch of questions and they are all right here.
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The Tri-City City Americans have signed D Seth Bafaro, a third-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft who is from Revelstoke, B.C. The 5-foot-10, 160-pounder played last season for the bantam prep team at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, putting up 32 points, including eight goals, in 57 games. . . . The Americans also signed F Kyle Olson, who was a third-round selection in the 2014 bantam draft. From Calgary, the 5-foot-10, 160-pounder had 16 goals and 20 assists in 32 games with the midget AAA Calgary Buffaloes.
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BroncosThe Swift Current Broncos have signed F Connor Chaulk, 18, a list player whose father, Landis, is originally from Swift Current. Connor played last season with the midget AAA Regina Pats Canadians, who finished third at the Telus Cup national championship tournament. In 42 games, he had 45 points, including 22 goals. . . . Landis played 181 WHL games (1983-86) with the Calgary Wranglers, Spokane Chiefs and Lethbridge Broncos. . . . Connor also is a nephew of former Broncos D Dan Lambert, who is preparing for his first season as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.
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The Prince George Cougars have signed F Bartek Bison, D Luka Zorko and D Riley Mohr. . . . Bison, from Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Zorko, from Novo Mesto, Slovenia, both were selected in the CHL’s 2015 import draft. . . . The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Bison, 17, had four goals and four assists in 29 games with U19 Jungadler Manheim of the German Development League last season. . . . The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Zorko, 18, played the past two seasons with Atlanty Mytishchi of Russia’s junior league, MHL. Last season, he had two goals and four assists in 33 games. . . . “He skates well, finishes his checks and he’s remarkably skilled for a defenceman with his height and build,” Cougarfs general manager Todd Harkins said of Zorko in a news release. “The Cougars have had success over the years finding and developing big, physically imposing defencemen like Zdeno Chara and Martin Marincin. Luka Zorko has that same type of upside.” . . . Mohr, 18, is a free-agent camp invitee from Regina. The 6-foot-2 180-pounder played last season with the midget AAA Regina Pat Canadians, earning a goal and nine assists in 43 games. . . . The Cougars play the Blazers in Kamloops tonight and the Rockets in Kelowna on Saturday.
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The Regina Pats have signed F Dalton Ossman, 16, Riley Krane, 15, and Trygve Many Guns, 17. . . . The 5-foot-9, 174-pound Ossman is a list player  from Calgary, who had 80 points, 40 of them goals, in 37 games with the CRAA Blue of the AMMHL last season. . . . Krane, a 5-foot-10, 182-pounder from Dawson Creek, B.C., was an eighth-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft. He had 53 points, including 27 goals, in 54 games with a bantam team at the Okanagan Hockey Academy last season. . . . Many Guns, 6-foot-4 and 239 pounds, was listed by Pats last season off the roster of the AMHL-champion UFA Bisons, who play out of Strathmore, Alta. From the Siksika Nation, Alta., he had 25 points, including 12 goals, in 34 regular-season games in 2014-15.
The Pats also dropped G Kurtis Chapman,17, from their roster. He is expected to play for the AJHL’s Olds Grizzlies. . . . The move leaves the Pats with three goaltenders on their roster — veteran Daniel Wapple, 20, Tyler Brown, 18, who saw some time last season, and Jordan Hollett, 16.
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The Everett Silvertips have signed three defencemen — Jake Christiansen, Montana Onyebuchi and Cam Dykstra. . . . Christiansen, from West Vancouver, B.C., is eligible to play this season, although he won’t turn 16 until Dec. 9. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. The 6-foot-0, 185-pounder played midget hockey with the Hollyburn Huskies last season, putting up 51 points, 16 of them goals, in 49 games. . . . Onyebuchi, 15, was a third-round selection in the 2015 bantam draft. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is from Dugald, Man. He had five goals and 10 assists in 32 games with the bantam AAA Eastman Selects. . . . Dykstra, a 17-year-old list player, spent last season with the U16 Dallas Stars of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League. He had 13 points, three of them goals, in 51 games. His father, Steve, played 217 career NHL games.
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The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed F Kole Gable, 17, who was a ninth-round pick in the 2013 bantam draft. From Fort McMurray, Alta., Gable had 66 points, including 22 goals, in 34 games with the midget AAA Fort Saskatchewan Rangers last season. . . . The Oil Kings also signed D Will Warm of West Vancouver, B.C. Warm, 16, was a fifth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. He played last season with the major midget Vancouver Northwest Giants, putting up 11 points in 39 games.
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The Lethbridge Hurricanes are without F Carter Folk, 19, who has a finger injury. He apparently suffered a cut while cutting tape off a hockey stick. Folk, an alternate captain last season, is preparing for his third WHL season. He had 21 points, including 11 goals, and more than 100 penalty minutes last season. . . .
F Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, who selected him in the first round, 30th overall, of the NHL’s 2015 draft. Merkley, from Calgary, had 90 points, including 70 assists, with the Rockets last season. He added 27 points, 22 of them assists, in playoff games. . . . The Rockets have signed D Danny Gatenby, the 17-year-old brother of Joe Gatenby, 18, who is preparing for his third season on Kelowna’s blue line. . . . Kelowna also signed F Conner Bruggen-Cate of Langley, B.C., who was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. He turns 16 on Sept. 13. He played last season at the Yale Hockey Academy. . . .
F James McIsaac of Winnipeg, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft, had three goals Thursday as Team Gold scored the game’s last three goals and beat Team White 7-3 in the final scrimmage of rookie camp. McIsaac played last season with the midget AAA Winnipeg Thrashers. . . . In a morning game, F Marcus Sekundiak had three goals as Team Gold put up an 8-2 victory. . . . The Wheat Kings open main camp this morning. . . .
In Regina, the Calgary Hitmen scored a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Pats. . . . The Hitmen built up a 4-0 first-period lead. . . . Calgary got a goal and an assist from each of F Layne Bensmiller and D Jake Bean. . . . The Pats got a goal and two assists from F Trygve Many Guns, who signed with them earlier in the day. . . .
F Sam Huston scored the winning goal at 15:06 of the third period as Team White beat Team Black 5-3 in the Kootenay Ice’s intrasquad game in Cranbrook on Thursday night. . . .
The Portland Winterhawks have signed F Bronson Sharp, a 16-year-old from Mission, B.C. A list player, he spent last season at the Yale Hockey Academy. He had three points, two of them goals, in six games with the academy’s prep team, and had 51 points, including 24 goals, in 30 games with the Elite 15-year-old team.

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