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TSN’s Gord Miller reveals Hart ballot, the 2020 Rookie Combine, Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones, the 2020 Draft Lottery, no U of A hockey next year, and MORE!

NHL: MAR 11 Jets at Oilers

Morning, folks!

The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery is just over a week away! This is traditionally the Oilers’ time to shine, but with a play-in series looming, hopefully they won’t be in the conversation this time round.

Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones were important additions last season, but they’re still young and there will still be growing pains.

Yesterday the University of Alberta announced that it had made the tough decision to shutter its men’s and women’s hockey, volleyball, and basketball programs for the 2020-2021 academic year, citing budgetary concerns. This is a big blow to the university and the Edmonton community. It’s worth noting that these cuts are also closing down at least one library on campus, which could be considered as big a blow to an institution of such stature.

TSN’s Gord Miller released his Hart Ballot. Have a look:

From Us

The Draft Lottery Is Next Friday! (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Wednesday, June 17 (Copper and Blue)

The Video Review: NHL 94 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Thrasher (Combine 2020) (Lowetide)

I’m Worried About Local Sports (Oilersnation)

Golden Bears and Pandas 2020-21 Season Update (University of Alberta)

University Of Alberta Shutters Hockey, Basketball And Volleyball Programs For The Season (Oilersnation)

Farm Workers 2020 (Lowetide)

For Money

Lowetide: Ethan Bear, Caleb Jones And The Oilers’ Need For Veteran Insurance (Athletic)