June 1st has come and gone; with no news from the Sharks. It’s one of the annual deadline for draftees to be signed. Sharks draftees impacted include:
- Bergvik, Galimov – 2013 draftees (back to draft if not signed)
- Boudreau — 2014 bonafides (back to draft if not signed)
- Labanc, Sadowy, Schoenborn, Vanier – 2014 draftees (Sharks retain rights for another year; that was the deadline to give a bonafide offer)
It’s possible there was some movement, and the Sharks just haven’t announced. But I’m thinking that none of Bergvivk, Galimov, Boudreau have been signed, and they simply are not announcing it. SOP for Sharks.
(There is another upcoming deadline: August 15. Sharks could sign Gaede – college grad – or let him become free agent.)
Update 6/2: Sharks announce four 2014 draftees given bonafide offers and Boudreau returning to draft. There is some confusion from the CBA whether European players (drafted at age 18 or 19) have their rights retained for two years or four.
After sweeping their WHL opponent 5/13, the Kelowna Rockets (Chartier) will open the Memorial Cup 9 days later, in Quebec.
Full tourney schedule
Schedule of games of interest:
Recapping round 3: In the WHL, Chartier (Kelowna) won in six games over Schooenborn (Portland). Chartier missed last three games of the series.
WF. Kelowna (Chartier) vs Brandon
Kelowna Cap News previews series
Now on to the Memorial Cup in Quebec City.
- Friday, May 22: Kelowna vs (host) Quebec
- Monday, May 25: QMJHL Rimouski vs Kelowna
- Tuesday, May 26: OHL (Erie or Oshawa) vs Kelowna
Recapping round 2: In the OHL, Labanc (Barrie) and Bergman (London) both were eliminated. In the WHL, Chartier (Kelowna) and Schooenborn (Portland) advanced and will face each other in the WHL Western Conference Finals.
WCF. Kelowna (Chartier) vs Portland (Schoenborn)
Kelowna wins series 4-2. On to the WHL Finals: Brandon vs Kelowna (starts Friday).
Recapping round 1: QMJHL had three series and all Sharks draftees’ teams eliminated (Vanier did not play any games for Sherbrooke). In the OHL, Labanc (Barrie) and Bergman (London) advanced, Sadowy (Saginaw) was eliminated. In the WHL, Chartier (Kelowna) and Schooenborn (Portland) advanced. Round 2: 4 series of interest: two in OHL, two in WHL.
E2. Barrie (Labanc) vs North Bay
W3. London (Bergman) vs Erie
BC1. Kelowna (Chartier) vs Victoria
- G1 April 10; 5-0 win; Chartier goal, +1
- G2 April 11; 4-3 win; Chartier even
- G3 April 14; 4-2 win; Chartier assist
- G4 April 15; 4-5 loss; Chartier goal
- G5 April 17; 7-3 win; Chartier goal, +1
Kelowna advances 4-1
US2. Portland (Schoenborn) vs Everett
Portland advances 4-1
Kelowna to face Portland in WCF, in round 3. Starts Friday 4/24.