Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rattie, Howse still on fire

THE MacBETH REPORT:
D Tomas Kudelka (Lethbridge, 2005-07) signed a one-year contract with TPS Turku (Finland SM-Liiga). He was pointless in nine games this season with Pardubice (Czech Republic Extraliga).
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? . . . G Scott Rideout, a native of Fruitvale, B.C., played for the Portland Winter Hawks, Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Ice (1993-97), before going on to spend four years at the U of Calgary. He gave the pro game a try with brief stints with the WCHL’s Idaho Steelheads (2001-02) and the United league’s Fort Wayne Komets (2002-03). Today, Rideout is the equipment manager for the Mankato State Mavericks, a position he has held since the summer of 2008. Prior to that, he was the equipment manager for the MSU women’s team for two seasons. . . . Rideout’s wife, Mandy, is a former MSU hockey player. Scott is working towards his Masters in educational leadership. . . . You also may recall that his father, Dale, played goal for the Flin Flon Bombers (1974-76).
(Got info on someone you would like to see in Where Are They Now? Email the information to gdrinnan@kamloopsnews.ca.)
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After yesterday’s mention of the latest volley being fired in the war between College Hockey Inc. and the CHL, Ryan Pinder, the director of broadcasting and media relations with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees, sent along a note:
“Always interesting to follow the whole NCAA vs. Maj Jr. debate.
“Another BCHLer who went to (Ohio State University) during the same time as Taylor Stefishen is Zac Dalpe.
“Dalpe played with Penticton in 07/08 and is now with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, after just a pair of season's at Ohio State.
“Again, going to show that there isn't one 'best route' so much as better fits for each individual player.”
And isn’t that the truth? After all, what works for one player often doesn’t work for another.
But it sure is going to be interesting watching this recruiting war play itself out. Or is it just going to go on and on and on and . . .
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By the time officials got through with scoring changes in Portland’s 8-6 victory over the Blazers in Kamloops on Friday, C Ty Rattie of the Winterhawks had five points and LW Sven Bartschi had four. Each of those two picked up an extra assist, giving Rattie three goals and two helpers and Bartschi a goal and three assists. . . . As well, the Blazers have asked that a third assist be given to D Brandon Underwood. In this third season, Underwood went into Friday, which was his 98th regular-season game, never having had even a two-point game. In fact, prior to Friday’s game, he had two goals and five assists in 97 outings.
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The Moose Jaw Warriors announced midweek that they have reached their goal of 2,200 season tickets, smashing the previous record of 1,845. Season tickets were sold for $350, the purchase of which promises a seat in the new multiplex when it opens for next season. . . . Hardy Sauter, who spent the last two seasons as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs, came up a winner in his ECHL regular-season opener as his Idaho Steelheads blanked the Victoria Salmon Kings 5-0 in Boise on Friday. . . . G Jacob DeSerres stopped 21 shots Saturday, leading his new club, the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs, to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. DeSerres got caught up in the 20-year-old numbers game and was placed on WHL waivers by the Brandon Wheat Kings last week. After clearing waivers, he signed with Saint John. Attendance in Saint John’s harbour Station was 4,334.
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SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:
SASKATOON 4 at LETHBRIDGE 0: G Adam Morrison stopped 37 shots for his first shutout of the season. . . . D Stefan Elliott got the game’s first goal, shorthanded, at 11:35 of the first period. . . . F Marek Viedensky scored his seventh of the season for the Blades (8-1-0-0), while F Brent Benson and F Levi Bews each got his first. . . . The Hurricanes, who have lost three in a row, are 3-5-0-2. . . . Saskatoon was 1-for-6 on the PP; Lethbridge was 0-for-6. . . . Lethbridge G Brandon Anderson stopped 30 shots. . . . Attendance was 2,895. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero. . . . Lethbridge remains without F Austin Fyten, who has a broken foot and not a knee injury and was mentioned here Saturday.
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BRANDON 1 at SWIFT CURRENT 4: F Stepan Novotny scored his ninth goal of the season and set up another as the Broncos (6-6-0-0) handed the Wheat Kings (4-6-0-0) their sixth straight loss. . . . This was the first in an eight-game Brandon road trip. . . . The Broncos had won 4-3 in Brandon on Friday and now have won four in a row. . . . Swift Current F Adam Lowry set up the game’s first two goals, from F Brad Hoban and Novotny in the second period. . . . Brandon F Michael Stone got his club on the board, with his sixth, via the PP, at 15:57 of the second. . . . F Cody Eakin, with his sixth, on the PP, upped the lead to 3-1 at 10:03 of the third and F Taylor Vause added the empty-netter. . . . The Broncos were 2-for-4 on the PP; Brandon was 1-for-4. . . . Swift Current G Mark Friesen stopped 30 shots, while Brandon’s Liam Liston turned aside 22. . . . D Jordan Fransoo (broken foot) was back in Brandon’s lineup after a three-game absence. . . . Attendance was 2,150. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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REGINA 4 at KOOTENAY 7: The Ice (5-3-0-1) got goals from seven players as it went 3-for-5 on the PP. . . . Regina (2-7-1-0) scored first, when F Carter Ashton counted at 4:15 of the first. . . . The Ice then scored three in a row. . . . Regina roared back to take a 4-3 lead on goals from F Jordan Weal, F Colin Reddin and F Thomas Frazee. The latter put the Pats ahead at 16:25 of the second. . . . The Ice then counted four in a row. . . . Kootenay F Joey Fraser forged a 4-4 tie at 18:11 of the second period, with F Steeler Boomer getting the winner, his first, at 4:50 of the third. . . . Boomer, F Kevin King, who had a goal, and F Drew Czerwonka had two assists each. . . . Weal also had two assists. . . . Regina was 2-for-6 on the PP. . . . Kootenay G Brett Teskey, who is from Regina, stopped 24 shots for his first WHL victory. . . . Attendance was 2,450. . . . Checking-from-behind count: One minor, to Fraser.
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PRINCE GEORGE 8 at KAMLOOPS 1: The Blazers (4-6-0-1) scored first as LW Brendan Ranford counted his 10th of the season at 3:10 of the opening period. . . . Ranford has 13 points in a seven-game point streak. . . . The Cougars (5-4-1-0) then scored on each of their first five shots to take a 5-1 lead. . . . D Sena Acolatse had two goals and two assists for the Cougars, who are 4-2-1-0 on the road. They finished last season with a 4-28-1-3 road record. . . . Prince George is 3-0-1-0 in its last four games. . . . RW Brett Connolly had two goals, giving him him nine, and an assist, while C Charles Inglis also scored twice. He has six. . . . D Martin Marincin drew three assists — one each on three PP goals as the Cougars took a 3-1 lead. . . . The Cougars were 3-for-8 on the PP, scoring those three goals in a span of 1:51. . . . Prince George G James Priestner stopped 39 shots. . . . Kamloops G Jon Groenheyde allowed four goals on four shots. Jeff Bosch came on to surrender four on 32 shots. . . . Kamloops was 0-for-6 on the PP. . . . Attendance was 4,018. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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EDMONTON 4 at MEDICINE HAT 6: F Linden Vey had four assists for the Tigers (4-3-0-0), who got two goals from F Ryan Harrison and a goal and two helpers from F Tyler Pitlick. . . . The Tigers, who won 7-1 in Edmonton on Friday, led 2-0 before the game was nine minutes old, on goals by Pitlick and Harrison. . . . Edmonton three times closed to within one but could never catch up. . . . Edmonton F Josh Lazowski pulled the Oil Kings to within one, at 4-3, at 10:57 of the second. . . . Medicine Hat F Wacey Hamilton restored the two-goal lead at 2:59 of the third. . . . Edmonton F Travis Ewanyk cut the deficit in half at 11:20, but Tigers F Sam Dezman got the insurance goal at 18:38. . . . Medicine Hat G Tyler Bunz stopped 30 shots. . . . Edmonton was 2-for-6 on the PP; Medicine Hat was 1-for-5. . . . Attendance was 4,006. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Two minors, one to Medicine Hat F Reid Petryk, the other to Ewanyk.
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PRINCE ALBERT 2 at RED DEER 6: Rebels F Adam Kambeitz scored three goals, giving him seven. . . . Red Deer F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and D Alex Petrovic each had three assists, while F Byron Froese scored twice. . . . The Raiders (5-6-1-0) were wrapping up a six-game road swing on which they went 2-3-1-0. They had played in Prince George on Friday night. . . . P.A. F Mike Winther opened the scoring at 7:27 of the first period. . . . Kambeitz tied it 1:11 later and F Andrej Kudrna scored on the PP at 3:39 of the second and the Rebels were away. . . . Red Deer (8-3-0-0) was 3-for-7 on the PP; the Raiders were 0-for-1. . . . The teams combined for 114 minutes in penalties, 73 to the Raiders. . . . Prince Albert GM/head coach Bruno Campese received a game misconduct as part of a line brawl at 18:18 of the third period. . . . Attendance was 4,573. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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PORTLAND 5 at KELOWNA 1: RW Ty Rattie had two goals and an assist, giving him eight points in two nights, for the Winterhawks. . . . C Ryan Johansen also had two goals and an assist for Portland (8-2-0-1). . . . LW Sven Bartschi, the third member of that line, had three assists, giving him seven points over two games. . . . Rattie has 13 points in a five-game point streak. His 21 points have him one point behind WHL leader Craig Cunningham of the Vancouver Giants. . . . Bartschi has 12 points in his own five-game streak. . . . The Winterhawks had beaten the Blazers 8-6 in Kamloops on Friday. . . . The Winterhawks, who are 6-1 on the road, won all four games from Kelowna last season. . . . The Rockets (3-6-0-0) had won three of four. . . . Kelowna D Mitchell Chapman sat this one out. He was suspended for a kneeing major in Friday’s 4-3 victory over the Bruins in Chilliwack. . . . Portland G Mac Carruth stopped 32 shots, five more than Kelowna’s Adam Brown. . . . Kelowna was 0-for-5 on the PP; Portland was 0-for-1. . . . Attendance was 6,123. . . . Checking-from-behind count: One minor, to Rattie.
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EVERETT 1 at SPOKANE 3: D Brenden Kichton, who had missed the Chiefs’ first seven games, drew assists on two PP goals. . . . Kichton had suffered a broken finger while with the Detroit Red Wings’ prospects team at a tournament in Traverse City, Mich., last month. . . . C Tyler Johnson added a goal and two helpers for Spokane (3-5-0-0), which has scored just 23 goals in eight games. . . . The Silvertips (5-2-1-1) were playing their first road game of the season. . . . Everett F Landon Ferraro was back after leaving with an apparent injury to his right leg in the third period of Friday’s 4-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Hitmen. . . . Everett F Clayton Cumiskey (concussion) missed his sixth game. . . . Everett G Luke Siemens stopped 42 shots. . . . Spokane G James Reid stopped 18 shots. . . . Spokane was 2-for-8 on the PP; Everett was 1-for-2. . . . Attendance was 5,716. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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VANCOUVER 3 at CHILLIWACK 6: F Ryan Howse struck for three PP goals in the span of just 58 seconds for the Bruins. He leads the WHL with 14 goals. . . . That was 34 seconds of the WHL record for fastest three goals by one player. C Jim Harrison of the Estevan Bruins scored three times in 24 seconds on Dec. 4, 1966, in a 6-5 victory over the visiting Regina Pats. The amazing thing about Harrison’s night was that the Bruins were trailing 5-3 late in the third period before Harrison scored at 19:31, 19:44 and 19:55. . . . Howse has goals in five straight games. . . . The Bruins (5-4-0-0) had lost three of four. . . . The Giants (5-5-1-1) have lost four of five. . . . F Robin Soudek had two goals and two assists for the Bruins, who got two assists from D Zach Habscheid as did D Brandon Manning. . . . F Craig Cunningham, the WHL’s leading scorer, had a goal and two assists for Vancouver. He has 22 points. . . . Chilliwack G Lucas Gore stopped 28 shots. . . . Vancouver was 1-for-6 on the PP; Chilliwack was 2-for-7. . . . Attendance was 3,542. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero.
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CALGARY 3 at SEATTLE 2 (OT): D Jaynen Rissling’s first WHL goal, on the PP at 3:27 of OT, gave the Hitmen the victory. . . . Rissling’s goal came just nine seconds after he exited the penalty box. He had been penalized for tripping. . . . The Hitmen (4-4-0-0) are 2-1-0-0 on their U.S. Division swing. . . . Seattle (5-2-1-0) had its four-game winning streak snapped. . . . Calgary was 2-for-2 on the PP. . . . Rissling played 36 games last season without scoring (he had eight assists) and this was game No. 8 this season. . . . Calgary F Justin Kirsch forced OT with his fourth goal at 19:33 of the second period on the PP. . . . Seattle D Brenden Dillon had two assists. . . . Seattle was 1-for-4 on the PP. . . . Attendance was 5,472. . . . Checking-from-behind count: Zero. 
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