Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday . . .

THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Jan Fadrny (Brandon, Kelowna, 1998-2001) signed a four-week contract with Dresdner Eislöwen (Germany 2.Bundesliga). He had 28 goals and 35 assists in 25 games for Halle (Germany Regionalliga) last season.
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The NHL’s Ottawa Senators have returned D Jared Cowen, 19, to the Spokane Chiefs. Cowen was the ninth overall pick in the NHL’s 2009 draft. . . . Because he is 19, Cowen either has to play with the Senators or the Chiefs. . . . "We thought about it long and hard and Jared, overall, played pretty well in camp," Senators general manager Bryan Murray told Rob Brodie of OttawaSenators.com. "We’re trying to do what’s right for him and, eventually, us. I just felt going back to junior, playing 25-30 minutes a game and getting a chance to develop his puck skills a little more would probably serve him best. I think he has a chance to play on the world junior team as well and this will be real good for him. It was just a matter of saying yes or no. It was that close. We thought long and hard about keeping him. But I think in this situation, it probably is the right thing for him." . . . The Chiefs meet the Bruins in Chilliwack on Tuesday and then play the Blazers in Kamloops on Wednesday.
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Joey Frazer, the WHL’s newest assistant coach, is just 20 years of age. And he went from player to coach in a matter of a couple of days, but that doesn't mean he has left his billet. Neate Sager of Yahoo! Sports has more right here.
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The WHL handed out $1,000 in fines after the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings and Regina Pats staged a line brawl late in the second period of a Friday night game. Each team was fined $250 for being involved in the “multiple fight” situation and another $250 because their goaltenders became involved in a fight. . . . Also from Friday night: Kamloops Blazers D Linden Saip was suspended -- the length to be determined -- under supplemental discipline for a hit on F Clayton Cumiskey of the host Everett Silvertips. Referee Pat Smith didn’t penalize Saip on the play.
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SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:
MOOSE JAW 2 at CALGARY 6: The Hitmen scored three times on the PP as they broke a 2-2 tie with four goals, three of them in the third period. . . . Calgary (1-2-0-0) was 3-for-6 on the PP; Moose Jaw (2-2-0-0) was 0-for-3. . . . F Cody Beach gave Calgary a 3-2 lead at 6:37 of the second period. . . . Calgary had a 30-18 edge in shots. . . . Beach, D Matt MacKenzie and F Jimmy Bubnick each had a goal and an assist for Calgary, while F Chase Clayton had two assists. . . . Moose Jaw D Kendall McFaull was hit with a match penalty for biting at 13:05 of the third period. The penalty came during an altercation with Calgary F Kris Foucault, who was penalized for goaltender interference. . . . Attendance was 7,338
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REGINA 2 at SASKATOON 6: F Marek Viedensky led the Blades (3-1-0-0) with a goal and two assists. . . . Saskatoon was at home one night after dropping a 7-0 decision in Brandon. . . . Regina fell to 1-4-0-0. . . . F Curtis Hamilton and F Braeden Johnson each had a goal and an assist for Saskatoon, while F Josh Nicholls had two assists. . . . Saskatoon G Steven Stanford stopped 29 shots, two more than Regina’s Dawson Guhle. . . . Regina G Damien Ketlo didn’t make the trip to Saskatoon. He suffered a shoulder injury during a fight with Edmonton G Cam Lanigan on Friday in Regina. The Pats had Matt Hewitt backing up Guhle. . . . Regina was 0-for-6 on the PP; the Blades were 1-for-3. . . . F Sena Acolatse of sat out for the Blades, who have four 20-year-olds in camp. . . . Attendance was 3,894.
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BRANDON 1 at PRINCE ALBERT 3: The Raiders unleashed a 47-shot attack as they handed the Wheat Kings (4-1-0-0) their first loss of the young season. . . . The game was a few minutes late starting after Brandon experienced some mechanical problems with its bus on the way to the game. . . . After a scoreless first period, F Sebastian Svendsen scored two second-period goals for the Raiders (2-3-0-0). . . . Brandon got to within one on F Wheaton King’s goal at 12:56 of the third period. . . . But F Brandon Herrod, who drew assists on both Svendsen goals, scored into an empty net to wrap it up. Svendsen assisted on that goal. . . . Herrod has five goals in five games. . . . Brandon G Corbin Boes, a 17-year-old from Saskatoon, made 44 saves in his first WHL start. . . . Prince Albert G Jamie Tucker turned aside 28 shots. . . . Brandon was 0-for-6 on the PP; P.A. was 0-for-5. . . . Brandon’s penalty killers now are 22-for-22 this season. . . . Attendance was 2,306.
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MEDICINE HAT 4 at RED DEER 1: F Cole Grbavac led the Tigers (2-1-0-0) with two assists. . . . He had four assists in 49 games last season. . . . The Tigers scored two first-period goals, gave up one in the second, and added two more in the third. . . . Medicine Hat F Emerson Etem scored his first of the season, opening the scoring on the PP. . . . The Tigers were 1-for-6 on the PP; the Rebels (3-2-0-0) were 1-for-8. . . . Tigers G Deven Dubyk, making his second start in as many nights, stopped 36 shots. He beat visiting Red Deer 2-1 on Friday night. . . . Red Deer G Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 shots. . . . Attendance was 4,522.
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LETHBRIDGE 1 at EVERETT 2: G Kent Simpson stopped 26 shots as the Silvertips (4-0-0-0) won their fourth straight game. . . . The Silvertips are halfway through an eight-game season-opening homestand. . . . The Hurricanes (2-1-0-1) conclude a five-game season-opening road trip on Sunday against the Winterhawks in Portland. . . . Everett F Landon Ferraro opened the scoring at 7:15 of the first period. . . . F Tyler Maxwell upped that to 2-0 at 6:08 of the second. . . . Ferraro has three goals; Maxwell has five. Maxwell has goals in four straight games. . . . F Kellan Tochkin had two assists for the Silvertips. . . . F Max Ross got Lethbridge to within one at 4:02 of the third. . . . Lethbridge G Dylan Tait stopped 23 shots. . . . The teams combined for 140 minutes in penalties, with 73 of those going to the Hurricanes. . . . Attendance was 5,113.
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VANCOUVER 3 at PRINCE GEORGE 1: The Cougars scored first but that was it as the Giants completed a sweep of the weekend doubleheader. . . . Vancouver (3-3-0-0) had won 5-3 on Friday night. . . . F Nick Buonassisi gave the Cougars (1-3-0-0) a 1-0 lead on the PP at 1:17 of the second period. . . . The Giants tied it on F Dalton Sward’s goal at 2:33 of the third period. . . . Vancouver F Matt MacKay got the winner at 8:20. . . . F Marek Tvrdon added insurance at 10:01. . . . Giants G Mark Segal stopped 22 shots, while Prince George’s James Priestner turned aside 26. . . . The Giants were 0-for-4 on the PP; the home side was 1-for-3. . . . Attendance was 1,960.
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SEATTLE 3 at PORTLAND 2 (SO): G Calvin Pickard stopped 44 shots through overtime and stymied three shooters in the circus as the Thunderbirds (3-2-0-0) won on the road. . . . In the shootout, Portland F Ty Rattie shot wide, F Brad Ross found a Pickard pad, and F Ryan Johansen was stopped on a deke attempt. . . . Portland G Keith Hamilton turned aside 31 shots. . . . Portland G Mac Carruth, who has yet to play in the regular season because of injury, backed up Hamilton. . . . Seattle F Marcel Noebels, his club’s second shooter, had the only goal of the shootout. He also had a shootout goal Friday in a 3-2 victory over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . The Winterhawks are 2-1-0-1. . . . Johansen, the fourth-overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft, was returned to the Winterhawks by the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier in the day. He arrived at the arena about an hour before the game and picked up an assist. . . . Portland led 2-1 after the first period. . . . Seattle tied it on F Mitch Elliot’s goal at 15:38 of the second period. . . . Seattle was 0-for-2 on the PP; Portland was 0-for-5. . . . Attendance was 7,775. . . . The New York Islanders trimmed six players from their roster late Saturday, but Portland F Nino Niederreiter wasn’t one of them.
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TRI-CITY 5 at SPOKANE 6 (OT): F Mitch Holmberg scored two goals, including the winner at 3:32 of overtime, as the Chiefs (1-2-0-0) won their home-opener. . . . Holmberg, a 17-year-old sophomore, had four goals in 52 games last season. . . . He also had an assist in this one. . . . The victory was the 432nd of Don Nachbaur’s WHL head-coaching career, but his first with Spokane. . . . The Chiefs led 3-1 in the first period and 4-3 after the second. . . . F Patrick Holland’s shorthanded goal at 19:41 of the second got Tri-City to within 4-3. . . . Americans F Adam Hughesman scored two early third-period goals to give his side the lead. He has five goals this season. . . . Spokane F Blake Gal, who had two goals, tied it on the PP at 19:00. . . . Gal scored with G James Reid on the bench for the extra attacker. . . . F Brendan Shinnimin had three assists for Tri-City and D Tyler Schmidt had two. . . . The Americans were 2-for-5 on the PP; the Chiefs were 2-for-4. . . . The Americans went into the game at 4-0-0-0 and were trying to tie a franchise record for best start to a season. . . . Attendance was 8,686.
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KAMLOOPS 1 at CHILLIWACK 6: The game was to have started at 7 p.m.; it began at 8:12 due to some problems with the ice. . . . And it took 2:42 to complete. . . . Yes, there were penalties, and a near line brawl. . . . In the end, the Blazers took 99 of 143 penalty minutes. . . . All told, referees Jeff Ingram and Colby Smith handed out 42 penalties, 26 of them to Kamloops. . . . The Bruins were 5-for-15 on the PP; the Blazers were 0-for-8. . . . The Blazers (1-3-0-0) lost two forwards to injury in the second period. F Jordan DePape left after a hit from D Tyler Stahl; F Chase Souto was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after taking a hit from F Blair Wentworth. . . . Souto and Wentworth had fought 3:21 into the game. . . . The Bruins were without D Zach Habscheid, who was held out for precautionary reasons after being knocked down by a hard right from Souto during a third-period fight a week earlier. . . . DePape and Souto both were on the team bus as it made its way back to Kamloops. . . . The Bruins (2-1-0-0) hadn’t played since winning 5-2 in Kamloops on Sept. 25. . . . Bruins F Ryan Howse opened the scoring with his sixth goal in three games. He later would add another one. . . . Chilliwack F Roman Horak, who had a goal and three assists in Kamloops, scored twice and set up another. . . . D Brandon Manning, in his first game since returning from the camp of the New York Rangers, had a goal and two assists, and F Robin Soudek had two assists. . . . Chilliwack G Lucas Gore, who is from Kamloops, stopped 30 shots. He lost the shutout when D Bronson Maschmeyer scored at 16:44 of the third period. . . . G Jeff Bosch made his Kamloops debut with 35 saves. Acquired from Moose Jaw on Sept. 17, Bosch had been nursing an ankle injury. . . . Attendance was 3,927.
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