Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Benson heads to POE

F Viktor Gibbs Sjödin (Portland, 2006-08) signed a one-year contract with Enköping (Sweden, Division 1). He had three goals and 13 assists in 43 games with Kallinge/Ronneby (Sweden, Division 1) last season.
Despite not making the playoffs in 2012-13, the Moose Jaw Warriors have reported net earnings of $343,888 for their last fiscal year. Season-ticket sales were up a bit and the team’s Booster Club really helped out. . . . All told, gate receipts totalled $1,717, 263. . . . Katie Brickman of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald has more right here.
D Brandon Carlo, whose WHL rights belong to the Tri-City Americans, has been added to the U.S. under-18 team that will play in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia, Aug. 5-10. . . . The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Carlo is from Colorado Springs, Colo. He played last season with the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team, putting up 47 points in 41 games. . . . The Americans selected him in the 10th round of the 2011 bantam draft. He joined the Americans on March 11 and stayed with them through the end of the 2013 playoffs.
F Tyler Benson, selected first overall by the Vancouver Giants in the WHL’s 2013 bantam draft, will spent the 2013-14 season at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE) in Kelowna. . . . Benson will play for the U18 midget team under head coach Ryan Wade. . . . Benson had 146 points, including 57 goals, in 33 games with the Edmonton-based Southside Athletic Club Lions bantam AAA team last season. He set a single-season scoring record, breaking the record of 131 that had been set by F Ty Rattie with the Aidrie Xtreme in 2007-08. . . . Benson added 37 points in 11 playoff games as SSAC won the league’s playoff title. He added 13 points in five games at the Western Canadians, as SSAC won that title, too.

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