Roy MacGregor of The Globe and Mail offered up an interesting perspective on Hockey Night in Canada over the weekend. That piece is right here.
The WHL has hit D Kendall McFaull with one of those TBD suspensions. He was hit with a match penalty for biting during a 6-2 loss to the Hitmen in Calgary on Saturday night.
I had forgotten about the recently retired Darcy Tucker’s stint at acting on Little Mosque on the Prairie. Ralph Hass, whose voice you may know, provided this reminder. Check it out, and also figure out from where you might know Ralph’s voice.
LETHBRIDGE 2 at PORTLAND 6: F Sven Bartschi scored his first two goals of the season for the Winterhawks (3-1-0-1). He also had an assist. . . . The Hurricanes wrapped up their season-opening five-game road trip at 2-2-0-1. . . . F Ty Rattie drew three assists, while F Ryan Johansen and D Tyler Aronson each had two. . . . Lethbridge F Austin Fyten tied the game 2-2 at 13:48 of the second period. . . . D Troy Rutkowski gave the home side the lead 59 seconds later and F Riley Boychuk struck on the PP just 1:02 after that. . . . Portland, which went in 3-for-20 on the PP, was 2-for-7 with the man advantage. . . . Portland F Brendan Leipsic scored his second WHL goal on a second-period penalty shot. . . . Lethbridge was 0-for-7 on the PP. . . . Portland G Keith Hamilton ran his record to 2-1-0-1 with a 30-save effort. . . . G Brandon Anderson stopped 33 shots for Lethbridge. . . . Attendance was 3,815.
MOOSE JAW 2 at EDMONTON 3: The Oil Kings (3-2-0-0), who opened the season with two losses, won their third straight game. . . . The Warriors (1-4-0-0) scored the game’s first and last goals. . . . Edmonton F Jordan Hickmott scored his third goal of the season, shorthanded, and added an assist. . . . D Marek Hrbas scored a PP goal at 10:57 of the second period to give the Oil Kings a 3-1 lead. . . . Moose Jaw F Spencer Edwards scored on a penalty shot at 6:14 of the third. . . . The Warriors have lost three straight. . . . Edmonton G Cam Lanigan stopped 23 shots. . . . Moose Jaw G Thomas Heemskerk turned aside 39 shots. . . . The Warriors were 0-for-7 on the PP; the Oil Kings were 1-for-5. . . . Attendance was 2,586.
BRANDON 3 at SASKATOON 4: F Josh Nicholls broke a 3-3 tie at 18:36 of the third period as the Blades (4-1-0-0) got a measure of revenge for a 7-0 loss in Brandon on Friday. . . . The Wheat Kings (4-2-0-0) scored the game’s first two goals — F Mark Stone, at 11:14 of the first period, and F Jason Swyripa, at 19:25 — but the Blades got the next three, all in the second period. That included a shorthanded score by F Marek Viedensky, his fourth goal this season. . . . Viedensky also had an assist, giving him eight points in five games. . . . Brandon G Paul Ciarelli tied it 3-3 at 10:34 of the third. . . . Saskatoon G Steven Stanford made 26 saves. He now is 4-0-0-0. . . . Brandon G Ty Rimmer turned aside 29 shots. . . . Attendance was 3,004.
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