Sorry for the delay, I got caught up on the golf course tonight...........
- The Swift Current Broncos have parted ways with 17 year-old forward Clayton Cumiskey in todays Edmonton Oil Kings expansion draft. Cumiskey, 5'10, 165 - played this last season in Williams Lake in the BCJHL and put up decent numbers.
He was a 6th round bantam selection in the 2005 bantam draft. He actually was teammates with Geordie Wudrick and goaltender Ian Curtis in "AAA" bantam in Abbotsford. He was a prospect I liked but the Broncos just have too many at that age (1990 born) coming into camp or on the team from last season.
From what I gather he really wanted to be a Bronco next season and was gearing up for training camp. His brother Kyle Cumiskey was a standout with the Kelowna Rockets. I spoke with Head Coach and G.M. Dean Chynoweth tonight and will post a transcript of our chat tomorrow.
Not a lot of big surprises in today's expansion draft. Former Bronco defenseman Micheal Hengen is packing his suitcase again. Hengen was scooped up by Edmonton. The Oil Kings become an unprecedented 6th team for Hengen in his WHL career. That's almost impossible one would think. I have to ask the question, what's the record for most teams played for career in the WHL? Six has to get some consideration.
A complete list of drafted players is available at www.whl.ca .
- Expect an announcement from possibly two WHL teams this week regarding their vacant Head Coaching positions. We'll see who goes where and have reaction once the news is released.
- The Swift Current Radio Rockets dropped a fun one to Team Kidsport last night under the lights of Mitchell Field. Tied 6-6 through seven innings, Kidsport batted around in the 8th to score 8 en-route to the 14-8 win. What a great night for ball.... a team photo is below.
- Swift Current Indians open up a five game homestand tonight when they take on Lethbridge at Mitchell Field @ 7:05pm. Catch this one on the Eagle 94.1 FM beginning at 6:4pm, Ryan Switzer has the call in this rematch of last summer's league championship series.
Safe to say these two teams don't like each other. Lethbridge is great at talking. They've used the Lethbridge Herald to motivate the Indians the last two times they've met in the post-season. The Indians love it, Lethbridge yaks and then the Indians go on to make quick work of them in the playoffs.
The Bulls are coached by Todd Hubka who was suspended last season for bumping an umpire during a disputed call. It's gonna be a fun one, see you there.......
The 2007 Radio Rockets