KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed two list prospects, 17-year-old Brennen Bosovich and 17-year-old Tyson Dallman, to standard WHL Players Contracts.
Bosovich, a 5’8 150 lb. forward from Martensville, Saskatchewan, is currently playing with the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey league. Heading into the weekend, Bosovich is currently tied atop the league’s scoring chart, collecting 10 goals and 34 points in just 19 games. The Mintos are currently in second place in the league standings, compiling a 15-3-2-0 record.
“Brennen is a dynamic, smaller forward who plays with speed and tenacity,” said Tory. “He is a good fit for our group.”
The 6’0 165 lb. Dallman, who is a teammate of Bosovich on the Mintos, has totaled seven goals and 16 points in 12 games. The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan-native is the son of former Western Hockey League forward Rod Dallman, who played three seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders from 1984-87, winning a Memorial Cup in 1985. Dallman was also a sixth round (118th overall) pick of the New York Islanders in 1985, eventually appearing in six NHL games with the Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers before retiring in 1992.
“Tyson is a skilled forward and a very good skater,” Tory explained. “He plays both ends of the rink with energy and focus.”
Both players will make a special trip to Kennewick next week, where they will practice with the team and will participate in the home-and-home doubleheader with Seattle over the weekend.
“Both of these players bring a winning attitude to each and every game and come from a strong hockey program,” Tory continued. “We are happy to have them join our program and look forward to seeing them make their WHL debuts later this month.”
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