THE MacBETH REPORT: F Justin Keller (Kelowna, 2003-06) signed through Nov. 18 with the Linz Black Wings (Austria Erste Bank Liga). He had 17 goals and seven assists in 68 games for the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) last season. . . .
F Eric Johansson (Tri-City, 1998-2002) signed a one-year contract with Szekesfehervar (Hungary, plays in Austria Erste Bank Liga). He had 14 goals and 17 assists in 49 games with Leksand (Sweden Allsvenskan) last season.
The Prince Albert Raiders will be without D Nathan Deck, 20, for up to six weeks. He was injured Friday in a 9-2 loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers. F Tyler Pitlick was hit with a kneeing major on the play and awaits word from the WHL office on the length of his suspension. . . . “From what I’ve been told, it’s a torn MCL and (Deck’s) out four to six weeks, unfortunately,” Bruno Campese, the Raiders’ general manager and head coach, told John MacNeil of the Prince Albert Daily Herald. “I wish it was something different, but it’s not. It’s a huge hole to fill.” . . . The Raiders also are without their other 20-year-old defenceman, Jordan Rowley, who has a broken wrist. He should return sometime over the next two weeks. . . . They also are without D Emerson Hrynyk, 18, who has been out with a separated right shoulder since Oct. 5. . . . Prince Albert did get F Shane Danyluk back on Friday. He hadn’t played this season because of a high-ankle sprain suffered in training camp.
Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts are making some noise in the QMJHL. The Remparts dropped the visiting P.E.I. Rocket 4-1 on Saturday night, giving up just 10 shots in the process, including just two in the third period. On Sunday, the Remparts, who are coached by the former NHL goaltender, dumped the visiting Moncton Wildcats 4-2 to move into first place overall. The Remparts are 13-1-1, one point ahead of Moncton (12-4-2) and with three games in hand. . . . In another QMJHL game Sunday, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan edged the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-2. Titan G Olivier Roy stopped 23 shots to earn the 100th victory of his QMJHL career. Roy, who earned the first 94 of those victories with Cape Breton, is the sixth goaltender in QMJHL history to reach 100 victories. The others: Jacques Cloutier (142), Adam Russo (110), Mathieu Chouinard (104), Jean-Francois Labbe (103) and Maxime Ouellet (101).
KOOTENAY 4 at EDMONTON 3 (SO): F Matt Fraser and F Jesse Ismond scored in the shootout as the Ice (8-3-1) won its fourth straight game. . . . The Oil Kings (5-7-1) have lost six in a row. . . . Kootenay had beaten Edmonton 4-1 in Cranbrook on Wednesday. . . . F Josh Lazowski, shorthanded, got Edmonton on the board first at 5:04 of the opening period. . . . The Ice then scored twice, with F Steele Boomer and D Joey Leach getting the goals. . . . Edmonton F Dylan Wruck tied the score at 18:21 of the first, on the PP. . . . Edmonton F T.J. Foster, with his first, gave the Oil Kings the lead at 2:18 of the second. . . . Ismond tied it on a PP at 17:22 of the second. . . . F Joe Antilla had two assists for the Ice. . . . Both goaltenders, Nathan Lieuwen of the Ice and Cam Lanigan of the Oil Kings, stopped 27 shots. . . . The Ice was 1-for-4 on the PP; the Oil Kings were 1-for-6. . . . Attendance was 2,878. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
REGINA 7 at SWIFT CURRENT 4: The Pats (4-7-2) completed a weekend sweep of the Broncos (8-8-0). The Pats had won 2-0 in Regina on Friday. . . . Regina G Damien Ketlo, who earned the shutout, stopped 33 shots on Sunday. . . . Regina got a goal and an assist from each of F Thomas Frazee and F Jordan Weal. . . . F Colin Reddin and F Carter Ashton had two assists each for the Pats. . . . The Broncos got two goals from F Killian Hutt, who was acquired from the Pats earlier in the season. He got his second goal on a shorthanded penalty shot late in the third period. . . . Swift Current was without F Cody Eakin, the team captain, thanks to a knee injury suffered in the second period of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors. . . . Swift Current G Mark Friesen started and gave up four goals on 19 shots. Austin Smith came on in relief to stop 11 of 14 shots. . . . Regina was 2-for-5 on the PP, getting both goals before the first period was 10 minutes. The Pats never trailed after that. . . . The Broncos were 0-for-3 on the PP. . . . Attendance was 2,225. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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