St. Catharines, ON –
The Niagara IceDogs have drafted Kyen Sopa and Daniel Bukac in today’s CHL Import Draft.
Sopa, a 17-year-old left winger, spent the past season with Bern U20 in the SC Junior A league. The 5’9, 190lb Swiss-born player represented his country at IIHF U18 Hockey Championship in April, finishing as a point per game player with 6 in 6 games. With Bern U20, he scored 21 goals and collected 35 assists in 41 games.
He also represented Switzerland at the World Junior A U19 Championship, collecting a goal and an assist in 4 games.
Bukac, a 19-year-old defenseman, played in the WHL for the Brandon Wheat Kings from 2016-2018. The 6’5, 207lb Czech-born player, known for being a big-bodied shutdown defenseman, represented his country at the 2017 IIHF U18 Hockey Championship, and the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. Bukac was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2017 NHL Draft, in the 7th round.
We would like to welcome both Kyen and Daniel to the organization!