Pearce loaned to Estevan Bruins

Daily Herald File Photo Prince Albert Raiders forward Eric Pearce grabs the puck during a game at the Art Hauser Centre last year.

Prince Albert Raiders forward Eric Pearce is headed to the southern Saskatchewan for the next couple of months.

The 19-year-old from Regina has been loaned to the SJHL’s Estevan Bruins until Dec. 20, when he will return to the Raiders ahead of the start of the 2020-21 WHL campaign.

Pearce, who was a second round pick in 2016, has posted 25 points in 171 games over the last three seasons.

In joining the Bruins, Pearce will be reunited with former teammate and current Everett Silvertips forward Cole Fonstad, who joined the club last week.

As of Wednesday afternoon, six members of the Raiders roster are currently with other teams.

Aliaksei Protas and Ilya Usau are playing in the KHL for Dinamo Minsk, Evan Herman and Justin Nachbaur are both with the MJHL’s OCN Blizzard and incoming import Uladzislau Shyla is suiting up for the Team Belarus Under-18 program.

WHL Loan Season

It’s been a busy last couple of days in the Junior A market as more clubs land WHL talent.

The AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders made a huge splash on Wednesday morning as they picked up reigning WHL rookie of the year Dylan Guenther from the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Guenther had 59 points in 58 games last season and is a potential first round pick for the 2021 NHL Draft.

Over in the SJHL, the Yorkton Terriers have added former Prince Albert Minto Kishaun Gervais and Prince Albert Raider alumni Carson Miller to their forward core.

Gervais, who played for the Terriers in 2018-19, had 17 points in 31 games last year with the Portland Winterhawks.

Miller is a potential overage candidate with the Victoria Royals after posting 28 points in 45 contests during the 2019-20 campaign.

Over in the MJHL, two recent NHL Draft picks have been loaned to clubs.

Winnipeg Ice forward Connor McClennon (Philadelphia Flyers) has joined the Winnipeg Blues and Moose Jaw Warriors blueliner Daemon Hunt is going to play for the Virden Oil Capitals.

Meanwhile, Ice blueliner and 2021 NHL Draft prospect Carson Lambos is with the JYP Under-20 program in Finland.

There’s a chance that he could play alongside forward Brad Lambert, who was picked by the Saskatoon Blades in this summer’s CHL Import Draft and is a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft.

SJHL Pre-Season Scoreboard

Monday, Oct. 26

  • Humboldt 5 Notre Dame 1 (Logan Kurki – Two Goals and One Assist)

Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • La Ronge 6 Flin Flon 2 (Spencer Kennedy – One Goal and One Assist)
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