Monday, July 28, 2008

Weninger to Omaha plus Klipper signings

Yes, you read that correctly. Goaltender Matt Weninger is heading south for the upcoming season.

Weninger is headed to the United States to play with the defending national champion Omaha Lancers of the USHL.

Matt has been penciled in as the teams starting goaltender.

I'll have more on this as the day progresses including an interview with Weninger.


Also the Klippers have announced a pair of signings.

The team has signed both Taylor Duzan and Andrew Dommett.

Duzan, who played with the Saskatoon Blazers (smaaahl), played in 44 games picking up 42 points (22G 20A) as well as 46 pim's. Duzan was at Klipper camp a year ago (as well as Edmonton Oil Kings camp (WHL)) and played in some preseason games for Kindersley.

Dommett, a member of the Saskatoon Contacts (smaaahl), played in 40 games picking up 26 points (13G 13A) while also playing a pair of regular season games with the Klippers as a call-up.

The pair will be on the ice at the WCEC during rookie camp August 8th, 9th and 10th.


The ice is going in at the west central events centre today and that is exciting. The boys are on the ice for rookie camp in 11 days and main camp opens in 32 days.

More on Matt Weninger in a bit... oh, and check the CFL picks, Ryan Tunall and I both went 3-1 this week thanks to the green and white!


Anonymous said...

Weninger is going to a good organization in Omaha, not that Kindersley is not, I'm sure it is. But, he's going to a place that has churned out some great goaltenders, i.e. Dan Ellis (Nashville NHL, Jeff Lerg Michigan State, and Drew Palmisano, also soon-to-be Michigan State). He'll get some great visibility there and it will definitely help his career.

Darren Dupont said...

annonymous: You are right that it seems like a great program. I will be posting my interview with Matt shortly but he told me that from last years national champion team there was 19 div. 1 scholorships handed out. 19! That's on one team. Incredible.