Danis, 17, played 35 regular-season games with RHA Prep of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) during the 2018-2019 season. In those games, he recorded 14 goals and added 23 assists for 37 points. He also added three goals and five points in three playoff games.
The Winnipeg Ice has signed forward Matthew Savoie, their first overall selection in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Savoie played in 31 regular season games with the Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) during the 2018-2019 season. He recorded 31 goals and added 40 assists for 71 points during that time.
TORONTO — Greg Fettes has done his research and believes major junior hockey can work in Winnipeg, even with no presence in the Western Hockey League for over three decades and two professional teams already feeding the city.
“We spent a lot of time and money understanding the market here in Winnipeg and what it would be able to sustain and what we need to do to be successful and we came away feeling very confident in the plan we have moving forward,” Fettes said from Winnipeg in a phone interview.
WINNIPEG — The Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice are expected to relocate to the city after an official announcement scheduled for Tuesday.
50 Below Sports + Entertainment chair and governor Greg Fettes, Ice president and general manager Matt Cockell and WHL Commissioner Ron Robison will make the announcement at the future site of The RINK in Oak Bluff. Fettes is the founder and CEO of Winnipeg-based 24-7 InTouch.