Connor Dewar hasn’t officially been reassigned to the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. But, according to tweets from Michael Russo, The Athletic’s Minnesota’s Wild beat writer, he’s in Des Moines practicing with Iowa this week.
Among the many guys on amateur tryouts for Iowa, #mnwild prospects Ivan Lodnia and Connor Dewar have joined
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) April 21, 2019
The Silvertips captain appears to be in Iowa just in case he’s needed for the team’s Calder Cup playoff run. The Wild, the No. 2 seed in the American Hockey League’s Central Division, won Games 1 and 2 over the Milwaukee Admirals in dominant fashion, with a 7-1 thumping on Sunday and a 6-1 rout on Tuesday.
Game 3 was Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
— Former Silvertip Garrett Pilon (2018) assisted on the game-winning goal to lead the Hershey Bears to a 2-1 win over Bridgeport on Tuesday, allowing the Bears to take a 2-1 series lead. Riley Sutter (2015-2019), who was assigned to Hershey after Everett was knocked out by Spokane in the WHL playoffs, hasn’t drawn into the lineup. Game 4 of the best-of-five series was Thursday at 4 p.m.
— Former Everett captain Matt Fonteyne (2012-2018) and the San Jose Barracuda were eliminated in four games by the San Diego Gulls with a 5-2 loss in Game 4 on Wednesday in the first round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs. Fonteyne finished the series with three assists.
— In the ECHL’s Kelly Cup playoffs, Ondrej Vala (2018) and the Idaho Steelheads knocked out Kevin Davis (2012-2018) and the Utah Grizzlies in five games in a best-of-seven series. Davis chipped in three assists for the Grizzlies and Vala finished with a +1 rating. The Steelheads advance to play Tulsa in the second round, with Game 1 set for Friday.
— Patrick Bajkov (2013-2018) and the Florida Everblades ousted Cody Fowlie (2010-2013) and the Jacksonville Icemen in six games. Bajkov didn’t record a point in two games played and Fowlie recorded an assist in six contests.
— Shaun Heshka (2003-2006) and Karpat are pitted against Eetu Tuulola (2016-2017) and HPK in the final of the SM-Liiga (Finnish top league) playoffs, with the series tied 1-1. Karpat took Game 1, 4-1, but Tuulola chipped in an assist for HPK in a 3-1 Game 2 victory to knot the series. Game 3 was Thursday. Heshka has a goal and three assists over 12 games and Tuulola boasts three goals and three assists over 13 games.
— Brayden Low (2012-2015) signed with the CBR Brave, the reigning champions of the Australian Ice Hockey League. The season runs from April to early September and each game has two 15-minute periods before a 20-minute third period. Low posted 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) for the Reading Royals in the ECHL this season.
— Brayden Low (@braydenlow) April 18, 2019
— Peter Mueller (2005-2007) and Ivan Baranka (2003-2005) advanced to the semifinals with HC Kometa Brno, but fell to top-seeded Libernece in the Czech Extraliga playoffs, 4-2, in a best-of-seven series. Mueller finished second on his team with six goals and nine points in 10 games and Baranka chipped in an assist for his only point in eight games.
— Aaron Irving (2016-2017) and Storhamer fell in six games in the GET-ligaen (Norwegian top league) finals, but Irving led all defensemen throughout the playoffs with 13 points (five goals, eight assists).
— Chris Langkow (2009-2010) went on a tear for MAC Ujbuda with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in eight games, but his team fell to HKM Zvolen in five games in the quarterfinals of the Tipsport Liga (Slovakia’s top league) playoffs. Matt Pufahl (2013-2104) plays for Zvolen, but didn’t draw in the lineup.
Chris Langkow (Spokane, Saskatoon, Everett, 2005-2010) signed one-year contract extension with MAC Újbuda Budapest (Hungary, Slovakia Extraliga). 55 GP, 17+22.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) April 18, 2019
— Dominic Zwerger (2016-2017) finished with two goals and three assists, but HC Ambri-Piotta fell to EHC Biel Bienne in the National League (Swiss top league) quarterfinals.
— Zach Hamill (2003-2008) signed a one-year contract extension with EC Bad Nauheim of the German second league. Hamill finished with 39 points (10 goals, 29 assists) for EC Bad Nauheim this past season.
— Yan Khomenko (2015-2016) won the NMHL (Russian junior league) title with HK Rossoh, who won a series-clinching Game 5, 6-1, on Monday. Khomenko scored two goals, one of which was a penalty shot, in Game 5. Khomenko finished with eight goals and nine assists over the 13-game playoff run.