There have been no announcements of new recruits for the Bisons since a flurry of activity in the spring. There has been a follow-up story on Brett Stovin's journey to Scotland. He was also contacted by teams in Italy, Poland, France, and elsewhere in the U.K.

➤ UofM: Versatile Stovin ready to begin pro hockey career in Scotland

The Evil Monkeys have added a zoo-full of banana-eating, armpit-scratching, vine-swinging recruits from the WHL. With 14 new players, there must be a load of departures. There just won't be enough bananas to go around.

Chad Butcher - Medicine Hat (WHL-2017), Wichita/Allen (ECHL)
Matt Fonteyne - Everett (WHL-2018), San Jose (AHL)
Ryan Jevne - Medicine Hat (WHL)
Josh Paterson - Saskatoon/Portland (WHL)
Noah Philp - Seattle (WHL)
Luc Smith - Kamloops/Spokane (WHL)
Nolan Volcan - Seattle (WHL)

Braydyn Chizen - Kelowna/Brandon (WHL)
Dawson Davidson - Saskatoon (WHL)
Jared Freadrich - Portland (WHL)
Dalton Hamaliuk - Moose Jaw (WHL)
Joel Lakusta _ Prince George (WHL)

Matt Berlin - Kootenay (WHL-2018), Sherwood (AJHL)
Griffen Outhouse - Victoria (WHL)

This is a record large recruit class for the Apes. The previous high was 12. The linked story has career stats for each player. There were two players from British California and one from Sask, the rest being Alberta boys. So no recruits left for Calgary, MRU, and Lethbridge I guess.

➤ UofA: Bears Hockey announces record-breaking recruit class

Still nothing from Banjoland about recruits, but they do have a story on Dave Hardy being appointed the chief athletics officer (CAO). Whoop-dee-doo!

➤ UofS: Huskie Athletics announce chief athletics officer

The T-irds' 8 recruits would normally be quite an announcement. But coming in the shadow of the Evil Monkeys' announcements makes this not get the coverage it deserves.

Quinn Benjafield - Edmonton (WHL)
Jake Kryski - Calgary (WHL)
Brett Clayton - Tri-City/Regina (WHL)
James Orban - Drayton Valley (AJHL)
Dryden Michaud - Melfort (SJHL)

Ryan Pouliot - Swift Current/Vancouver (WHL), Powell River (BCHL)
Jonathan Smart - Kootenay (WHL, Penticton (BCHL)
Jarret Tyszka - Seattle (WHL) - in January

The story talks about departures, but does not list them. Therefore its hard to tell if UBC is taking a step forward, or a step backward.

➤ UBC: Kryski, Benjafield, Tyszka highlight 2019 men’s hockey recruiting class

Ottawa's schedule for their German tour is at the bottom of their team schedule:

Aug 29 Ottawa at Deggendorfer SC
Aug 30 Ottawa at Dresdner Eislowen
Sep 01 Ottawa at Eispiraten Crimmitschau

All of Ottawa's opponents played in the DEL2 last year, Germany's 2nd tier league.

Deggendorfer SC (aka "The Fire") finished 14th and last. So this year they are relegated to the Oberliga, the 3rd tier league.

Meanwhile, Dresdner Eislöwen (Ice Lions) finished 9th of 14 and lost in the semi-finals. They have Nick Huard from the Guelph Gryphons in their line-up.

Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Ice Pirates) finished 10th and were knocked out in the quarter-finals. They have no USports grads.

Unlike their opponents, the Gee-Gees were better in the regular season (22-2-4) than in the playoffs (3-2). It was their 3rd season back and they shocked USports fans by finishing 1st in the OUA East, 7 points ahead of Carleton in their division and 5 points ahead of Ryerson (western pennant winner) in the conference. However, they lost to Queen's in the eastern semi-final, two games to one.

➤ Ottawa: Team Schedule
➤ Elite Prospects: DEL2 (Germany 2)
➤ Elite Prospects: Oberliga (Germany 3)
➤ Elite Prospects: Deggendorfer SC
➤ Google translate: Deggendorfer Team Site
➤ Elite Prospects: Dresdner Eislowen
➤ Google translate: Dresdner Team Site
➤ Elite Prospects: Nick Huard
➤ Elite Prospects: Eispiraten Crimmitschau
➤ Google translate: Crimmitschau Team Site