With the Manitoba Junior Hockey League season cancelled, Tanner and Hunter Andrew are moving onto other on-ice opportunities.
Hunter, who suited up for his hometown Virden Oil Capitals, is now playing for the Charlotte (N.C.) Rush of the United States Premier Hockey League’s Premier division. He has had an immediate impact. Hunter, a forward, had two assists in his debut and a goal and an assist in his second game.
The Winkler Flyers have moved Tanner, the other son of Brock and Andrea, to the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League in a deal involving future considerations. The BCHL has yet to announce when it will start its regular season. It played an extended “training camp” season before pausing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanner, a former Virden Oil Capital, is committed to play and study at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state next season.
Virden’s Wyatt Kalynuk has spent the early portion of his first professional season moving been the active roster and the taxi squad of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks as well as playing for the team’s top farm team – the Rockford IceHogs. The son of Randy and Leanne Kalynuk had an impressive debut in the American Hockey League with a goal and an assist for the IceHogs. Through Sunday, he had two points total in two AHL contests. As of Sunday, he has yet to make his NHL debut.
Former Virden Oil Capital Daemon Hunt has been named the captain of the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors. With the WHL delaying its start, Hunt played for the Oil Caps and recorded three goals and five points in three games. After the MJHL season paused, Hunt suited up in three games for the professional AHL’s Iowa Wild, which are based in Des Moines.