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Hockey News: Whittle signs in Dub, Schneider departs

Whittle is also a prospect of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Virden Oil Capitals.
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Dexter Whittle is welcomed to Everett Silvertips WHL team.
Virden’s Dexter Whittle has earned a chance to play in the Western Hockey League. This week the Everett (Wash.) Silvertips signed the son of Alana George Whittle and Clifford Whittle to a WHL standard player agreement. The team had tabbed him in the seventh round of the 2019 WHL Draft. “Dexter came into camp on a mission and earned this opportunity,” Silvertips head scout Mike Fraser said on the team’s website. “He’s a resilient defenceman with a high amount of work ethic and moves pucks well. He’s not afraid to jump into the play and brings a great amount of qualities that check off a lot of boxes.” Whittle is also a prospect of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Virden Oil Capitals. Last season he played with the Southwest U18 AAA Cougars, until the campaign was halted, before helping the Charlotte (N.C.) Rush win the United States Premier Hockey League’s Premier Division championship. Schneider heads to Pats Oil Capitals assistant coach Ken Schneider is joining the WHL’s Regina Pats in a similar role. It was to be Schneider’s first season on the bench with Virden head coach Tyson Ramsey. On social media, the Oil Caps organization posted: “We were looking forward to working with you for the 2021/22 hockey season. Nonetheless, we are wishing you all the best!”