Monday, October 11, 2010

Dirty Harry stars in Everett

The Brandon Wheat Kings made two moves Sunday and got down to the 20-year-old maximum of three players. . . . The started by trading D Mark Schneider, 20, to the Regina Pats for F Dominick Favreau, 18. Schneider, from Brandon, is the son of former Wheat Kings captain Ken Schneider, who now coaches the midget AAA Wheat Kings. Mark began his WHL career with the Kamloops Blazers. He had 21 points in 60 games with the Wheat Kings last season, but was pointless in three games this season. . . . Regina selected Favreau with the 13th pick of the 2007 bantam draft. The native of Martensiville, Sask., he had three points in 57 games with the Pats last season. . . . The Wheat Kings also announced that G Jacob DeSerres, 20, cleared WHL waivers and is joining the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs. DeSerres, from Calgary, was acquired by Brandon last season from the Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . All of this leaves Brandon with D Darren Bestland, F David Toews and F Shayne Wiebe as its 20-year-olds. Toews is sidelined with a high ankle sprain. . . . The deals leaves Regina with its three 20-year-olds, in Schneider, F Thomas Frazee and F Colin Reddin.

The Winklers Flyers and OCN Blizzard went through 26 shooters before a shootout winner was decided in an MJHL Showcase Weekend game in Winnipeg on Saturday night. The Flyers ended up with a 3-2 victory. . . . The Lethbridge Hurricanes have lost F Austin Fyten for a while after he suffered a broken foot during Friday’s 4-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. He was off to a great start, with six goals and two assists in five games. . . . On Saturday, the Kootenay Ice lost D Brayden McNabb in the second period of a 6-3 victory in Lethbridge. “He is day-to-day with an upper body injury,” writes blogger Jeff Bromley. “Cripes, it's only October and we're into upper- and lower-body injuries?” . . . Dave Shoalts of The Globe and Mail checks in with the latest on the Dallas Stars, Tom Gaglardi and Bill Gallacher. That piece is right here.
KELOWNA 4 at EVERETT 3 (SO): The Rockets erased a 3-0 third-period deficit and won for the second night in a row. . . . Kelowna (2-4-0-0) had beaten the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 3-2 in OT on Saturday night. . . . F Geordie Wudrick and F Shane McColgan scored for Kelowna in the shootout, while Everett shooters Tyler Maxwell and Linden Ferraro were blanked. . . . Kelowna G Jordon Cooke stopped 35 shots in his WHL debut. . . . F Mitchell (Dirty Harry) Callahan scored the Rockets’ first two goals, at 4:46 on a PP, and again at 13:50. They were Callahan’s first goals this season. . . . Callahan also drew an assist on F Zach Franko’s tying goal, at 18:55. . . . Maxwell scored two shorthanded goals for Everett (4-1-0-1) which has two games left on an eight-game season-opening homestand. Maxwell has eight goals this season. . . . Everett G Kent Simpson stopped 20 shots. . . . Kelowna was 1-for-4 on the PP; Everett was 0-for-3. . . . Attendance was 4,678. . . . The Rockets were without D Tyson Barrie (hamstring). . . . Checking from behind count: Zero.
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