Hartley's Sports ShortsSportsHartley’s Sports Shorts; Thursday, July 22nd SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Thursday, Jul. 22nd, 2021 Sports Shorts by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, July 22NHL:The Seattle Kraken have their first 30 players following the expansion draft. Chris Driedger is poised to be the Kraken’s starting goalie next season, while the roster includes former Flames captain Mark Giordano, ex-PG Cougar Denis Cholowski (from Detroit), longtime Islanders winger Jordan Eberle and defenseman Adam Larsson (from Edmonton). The Kraken selected forward Kole Lind from Vancouver and defenceman Cale Fleury from Montreal.Meet the @SeattleKraken 👀⬇️ (in case you hadn’t heard by now 😉) pic.twitter.com/aP6YhKDYhZ— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) July 22, 2021Here’s a breakdown of the @SeattleKraken roster.They’re currently $6.2 million under the salary cap floor pic.twitter.com/XpU7HIK9IO— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) July 22, 2021Habs GM Marc Bergevin told reporters this morning that Shea Weber will miss all of next season and is likely to retire due to several accumulated injuries. 😮😢 pic.twitter.com/T4JU1gJXCm— theScore (@theScore) July 22, 2021Mike Smith will return to the Oilers on a two-year contract, GM Ken Holland has announced. https://t.co/Oc8w5MVrpX— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 22, 2021 WHL:We’ve signed CHL Import Draft selection Liekit Reichle to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.#NorthernUprising | #WHL📰 https://t.co/zSnmPUSHtl pic.twitter.com/kAVLOKErgM— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) July 21, 2021We’ve signed CHL Import Draft selection Jozef Viliam Kmec to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.#NorthernUprising | #WHL📰 https://t.co/iCxRl1cFzh pic.twitter.com/uBhHW7CiSz— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) July 22, 2021Hockey Canada has invited 19 WHL players to its National Men’s Junior Team Summer Development Camp.DETAILS 📰 | https://t.co/nu3Ayxlc1i pic.twitter.com/zcbhEW489I— The WHL (@TheWHL) July 21, 2021The @CHLHockey has announced new multi-platform, multi-year broadcast rights partnerships that make TSN, RDS and CBC the home of the CHL.DETAILS 📰 | https://t.co/h4miOZnRvv pic.twitter.com/OOiHE20SmM— The WHL (@TheWHL) July 21, 2021 Column:CHL takes its show to TSN . . . Cameron steps in with Canada’s juniors . . . Blades get their man https://t.co/T1MhbUKvYD— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) July 22, 2021 Olympics:The Canadian women’s softball team is 1-1 at the Tokyo Games after a 1-0 loss to the USA. Canada won its opener 4-0 over Mexico.The Canadian women’s soccer team tied host Japan 1-1. Christine Sinclair scored for Canada in her 300th appearance with the team.Men’s rugby sevens player Nathan Hirayama (who is from BC) and Women’s basketball player Miranda Ayim will be Canada’s flag-bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics on Friday.Canada has sent a team of 371 athletes (225 women and 146 men) to Tokyo.Among the female athletes: track star Regan Yee of Hazelton who will compete in the 3000 Metre Steeplechase and Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake who is part of the women’s rugby team.The Olympics run through to August 8th.Due to Olympic safety protocols, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) says only 30-40 of the nation’s 370 athletes in Tokyo will participate in the march during Friday’s opening ceremony https://t.co/5EyfyWxC9o— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) July 22, 2021 MLB: Boston Red Sox 7 Toronto Blue Jays 4 (The (48-44) Blue Jays visit the New York Mets Friday night to begin a 7-game road trip)The Blue Jays schedule is right here.The MLB standings are right here.