D Chase Harrison (Regina, 2013-17) has signed a one-year contract with Corona Brașov (Romania, Erste Liga). Last season, with the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL), he had one goal and 12 assists in 51 games. He also had one assist in nine games with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL). . . .
F Yannik Valenti (Vancouver, 2018-19) has been assigned by Adler Mannheim (Germany, DEL) to Heilbronner Falken (Germany, DEL2) for the 2019-20 season. Last season, with the Vancouver Giants (WHL), he had four goals and five assists in 52 games. . . . According to Mannheim’s website, Valenti signed a four-year contract with Mannheim in April 2018 and was on a loan assignment to Vancouver for last season. . . .
F Vince Loschiavo (Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, 2014-19) has signed a one-year contract with Asiago (Italy, Alps HL). Last season, with the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), he had 37 goals and 25 assists in 63 games. He was tied for the team lead in goals and was second in points. . . .
F Jaroslav Kristek (Tri-City, 1998-2000) has signed a one-year contract extension with Courchevel-Méribel-Pralognan (France, Division 1). In 18 games in Division 2, he had 24 goals and 32 assists. He led Division 2 in goals, assists and points. The club won promotion from Division 2 for 2019-20.
The Vancouver Giants may have openings for two imports with the news that German F Yannik Valenti won’t be back for another season. . . . As you will have read in The MacBeth Report, Valenti was with the Giants last season on loan from Adler Mannheim of the DEL, and now has been assigned to Heilbronner Falken (Germany, DEL2). . . . Valenti had four goals and five assists in 52 regular-season games, then turned into something of a power-play force in the playoffs, scoring three times, each one with the man advantage, in 22 games as the Giants got to Game 7 of the WHL’s championship final. . . . Slovakian F Milos Roman, the Giants’ other import last season, could return for a third season. However, he would be a two-spotter as a 20-year-old import. He put up 27 goals and 33 assists in 59 games last season. . . . A fourth-round pick by the Calgary Flames in the NHL’s 2018 draft, Roman has yet to sign a pro contract. . . . The 2019 CHL import draft is scheduled for Thursday.
F Baron Thompson, who played the past three seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings, has signed to play with the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings in 2019-20. . . . Thompson, who is heading into his 20-year-old season, had eight goals and nine assists in 65 games with the Wheat Kings last season. In 172 career regular-season games, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder put up 24 goals and 26 assists. . . . From Lakeville, Minn., Thompson was selected by the Victoria Royals in the third round of the WHL’s 2014 bantam draft and later traded to the Wheat Kings. . . . Without Thompson, the Wheat Kings have three 20-year-olds on their roster — F Connor Gutenberg, D Zach Wytinck and Czech G Jiri Patera.
Craig Beauchemin has joined the Swift Current Broncos as their play-by-play man. Unable to reach a broadcast agreement with Golden West Broadcasting, which had carried games on the Eagle 94.1, the Broncos are going it alone, with their games to be available via the Internet. . . . Beauchemin will handle the Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey game broadcasts, and also will prepare podcasts and serve as the manager of community relations. . . . He spent the past two seasons as the director of communications and broadcasting with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees. . . . Beauchemin replaces Shawn Mullin, who is headed east where he will be the radio voice of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.
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The BCHL’s Penticton Vees have traded F Massimo Rizzo, their captain, to the Coquitlam Express to complete a June transaction in which the Vees got F Alex DiPaolo, 19. . . . Rizzo, 18, is from Burnaby, B.C., and has committed to the U of North Dakota Fighting Hawks for 2020-21. . . . Last season, he had 11 goals and 29 assists in 37 regular-season games. In 2017-18, He had 13 goals and 26 assists in 39 games. . . . The Carolina Hurricanes selected him in the seventh round of the NHL draft in Vancouver on Saturday. . . . Rizzo was selected by the Kamloops Blazers with the 15th-overall pick of the WHL’s 2016 bantam draft. He was beset with injury problems over his two seasons in Penticton. . . . “The past two seasons have been trying for Massimo, dealing with significant injuries which forced him to start the seasons late and miss substantial stretches of games,” Fred Harbinson, the Vees’ president, general manager and head coach, said in a news release. “We felt that with Massimo’s recent surgery, it would be best for him to rehab at home next season. Fortunately, we were able to make a hockey trade with Coquitlam that helped our team in the process.”
More undrafted WHLers who are either in or soon to attend NHL development camps:
F Logan Barlage, 18, of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, to the Colorado Avalanche;
D Nolan Kneen, 20, of the Saskatoon Blades, to Colorado;
D Wyatt McLeod, 19, of the Edmonton Oil Kings, to Colorado;
G Taylor Gauthier, 18, of the Prince George Cougars, to the Boston Bruins;
D Scott Walford, 20, of the Victoria Royals, to the Winnipeg Jets;
F Noah Philp, who completed his junior eligibility with the Seattle Thunderbirds, to Winnipeg;
F Luke Toporowski, 18, of the Spokane Chiefs, to WInnipeg;
D Clay Hanus, 18, of the Portland Winterhawks, to the Ottawa Senators;
D Conner McDonald, 20, of the Edmonton Oil Kings, to Ottawa;
D Dylan MacPherson, who played out his junior eligibility with the Medicine Hat Tigers, to the Florida Panthers;
F Jaydon Dureau, 18, of the Portland Winterhawks, to Florida;
F Ben McCartney, 18, of the Brandon Wheat Kings, to Philadelphia;
F Eli Zummack, 19, of the Spokane Chiefs, to the Tampa Bay Lightning;
F Vladimir Alistrov, 18, of the Edmonton Oil Kings, to the Toronto Maple Leafs;
F James Hamblin, 20, of the Medicine Hat Tigers, to Toronto;
F Riley Woods, who completed his junior eligibility with the Spokane Chiefs, to Toronto;
D Sergei Sapego, who is to turn 20 on Oct. 8, of the Prince Albert Raiders, to Toronto;
F Josh Williams, 18, of the Edmonton Oil Kings, to the Pittsburgh Penguins;
F Jake Gricius, who will turn 20 on Oct. 13, of the Portland Winterhawks, to the San Jose Sharks;
D Jake Lee, 18, of the Kelowna Rockets, to San Jose; and,
G Beck Warm, 20, of the Tri-City Americans, to the Washington Capitals.