Saturday, January 22, 2011

By now, you may be aware that the San Jose Sharks had former WHL G Jordan White (Prince George, Portland, 2006-08) on their bench during a 2-1 shootout victory over the Canucks in Vancouver on Thursday night. White, who attends UBC and plays for the Thunderbirds, signed a one-game amateur tryout and backed up Antti Niemi after Antero Niittymaki suffered a groin injury. Matthew Sekeres of The Globe and Mail has a good piece right here on White and how his day went. . . . Note that the the Sharks have signed JP Anderson, 18, of the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and he’ll backup Niemi tonight against the visiting Minnesota Wild.
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SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIDAY’S GAMES:
In Prince Albert, F Tyler Fiddler scored two goals to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 6-2 victory over the Raiders. . . . Fiddler, who is from Prince Albert, was named the game’s first star. He has nine goals. . . . F Igor Revenko gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead in the first period, but the Hitmen scored the next six goals. . . . That included D Ben Wilson get his third of the season on a second-period penalty shot. . . . F Jonathan Parker scored his 28th of the season for the Raiders. . . . D Jaynen Rissling scored his fourth goal and was plus-4 for Calgary. . . . Attendance was 2,442. . . .
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In Swift Current, G Damien Ketlo stopped 47 shots to lead the Regina Pats to a 4-0 victory over the Broncos. . . . The Pats have 17 victories this season; they are 6-0-0 against the Broncos. The teams will meet two more times, both in Swift Current. . . . Ketlo has two shutouts this season and two in his career. He is 5-0-0 with two shutouts against Swift Current. . . . F Jordan Weal had a goal, his 21st, and two assists. . . . F Lyndon Martell notched his fifth goal in 10 games and was plus-3. . . . Attendance was 2,509. . . .
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In Brandon, F Matt MacKay scored one goal and set up three others as the Wheat Kings dropped the Lethbridge Hurricanes, 6-4. . . . MacKay, whose father Mark was born in Brandon, was acquired from the Vancouver Giants on Jan. 5. This was his first goal with the Wheat Kings. . . . F Scott Glennie and F Mark Stone each had a goal and two assists for Brandon, while F Michael Ferland scored twice. . . . The Wheat Kings scored the game’s last three goals, with MacKay pulling them into a 4-4 tie just 19 seconds into the third period. . . . Stone got his 23rd on the PP at 7:58 and Ferland got the empty-netter. . . . F Brody Sutter had two goals and an assist for the Hurricanes, while F Cam Braes had a goal and two helpers and F Austin Fyten had two assists. . . . Lethbridge F Ryan Moser scored his first goal of the season in his 31st game. He now has seven in 96 career games. . . . Attendance was 3,683. . . .
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In Edmonton, F Antonin Honejsek scored twice and set up two others to help the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 6-3 victory over the Oil Kings. . . . Honejsek has 20 goals this season. . . . Moose Jaw D Collin Bowman got the game’s first two goals, in the first period, giving him 10. . . . The Warriors took control with two PP goals in the first, by Bowman at 17:38 and F Joey Kornelsen, at 18:57. . . . Moose Jaw G Thomas Heemskerk stopped 32 shots. . . . Attendance was 6,930. . . .
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In Medicine Hat, F Daulton Siwak broke a 3-3 tie at 8:00 of the third period and the Red Deer Rebels went on to beat the Tigers, 5-3. . . . Red Deer F Brett Ferguson added insurance at 15:02. . . . Red Deer D Matt Dumba had two assists. . . . The Rebels, who won their 30th game, got a shorthanded goal from F Turner Elson, who was plus-3. . . . F Emerson Etem scored twice for the Tigers. He has 27. . . . The Rebels led 3-1 going into the third when Etem scored at 1:46 and F Wacey Hamilto got his 13th at 2:49. . . . Attendance was 4,006. . . . Josh Aldrich of the Red Deer Advocate reports that the Rebels last won in Medicine Hat on Nov. 18, 2006. Red Deer had been 0-12-1 in The Hat since then. . . .
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In Kamloops, D Brandon Manning scored his 14th goal of the season on a PP in overtime to give the Chilliwack Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Blazers. . . . Manning loaded up from the middle point and fired a high shot past G Jeff Bosch just 21 seconds into extra time. . . . The Bruins forced OT on F Curt Gogol’s goal at 16:15 of the third period. . . . Chilliwack F Ryan Howse had a goal and an assist, and now holds the Bruins’ franchise record for career points. He has 184 career points, one more than Mark Santorelli (2006-08). . . . Attendance was 4,367. . . .
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In Spokane, the Chiefs broke a 3-3 tie with three third-period goals and beat the Kootenay Ice, 5-2. . . . F Dominik Uher broke a 2-2 tie with his second goal of the game and 14th of the season on the PP at 6:57 of the third. . . . F Tyler Johnson added his WHL-leading 35th at 16:20, on another PP, and F Steve Kuhn iced it with a shorthanded empty-netter at 19:00. . . . The game was played indoors at Veterans Memorial Arena. Attendance was 5,523. . . . Johnson also had two assists, while Uher had one. . . . The Chiefs have won four in a row, including two straight over the Ice. The season series now is 2-2. . . . F Cody Eakin, acquired from the Swift Current Broncos for three players and five draft picks on Jan. 9, made his debut with the Ice and scored his 19th goal of the season. He had been out with a hand injury since the end of the World Junior Championship on Jan. 5. . . . The Chiefs are at home to the Kelowna Rockets tonight and it’s Jon Klemm Bobblehead Night. Klemm, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, is an assistant coach with the Chiefs. . . .
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In Vancouver, D Darren Bestland got the winner and G Mark Segal the shutout as the Giants beat the Prince George Cougars, 3-0. . . . Bestland, who was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 5, scored his sixth goal of the season at 3:35 of the second period on the PP. . . . Bestland has five points, including two goals, in seven games with the Giants. . . . Vancouver G Spencer Bennett had an assist to run his point streak to 10 games. He has 15 points in that stretch. . . . Segal stopped 30 shots for his fourth shutout this season and the eighth of his career. He also had four last season. . . . The Giants have won seven of 10 and now lead the B.C. Division by a point over the Kelowna Rockets and four over Prince George. . . . Attendance was 7,116. . . .
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In Everett, F Riley Boychuk’s goal at 4:11 of overtime gave the Portland Winterhawks a 3-2 victory over the Silvertips. . . . Boychuk has 11 goals this season. . . . The Winterhawks, who won their 30th game, led 2-0 midway through the second period on goals by F Taylor Peters, his fourth, and D William Wrenn, his first. . . . Everett countered with second-period goals by Jari Erricson, his fifth, and F Clayton Cumiskey, his fifth. Cumiskey scored shorthanded at 18:17. . . . F Ty Rattie had two assists for Portland. . . . Attendance was 5,962. . . . Everett was without F Landon Ferraro, who has a sports hernia and is likely to have surgery. . . . With Ferraro gone, D Ryan Murray will serve as Everett’s captain. . . . If you’re in Portland, don’t forget that today’s game against the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds begins at 2 p.m. . . .
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In Kent, Wash., the Kelowna Rockets scored two shorthanded empty-net goals to seal a 6-3 victory over the host Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . F Zach Franko broke a 2-2 tie with his second goal, and 11th of the season, at 8:59 of the second on the PP and F Evan Bloodoff made it 4-2 with his 11th at 19:19. . . . Seattle F Colin Jacobs cut the deficit to one, with his 17th, at 14:28 of the third on the PP, but Kelowna D Tyson Barrie netted two empty-netters to ice it. . . . Barrie has eight goals this season. . . . Franko, 17, is riding a nine-game point streak. He has 11 points, including five goals, over that stretch. . . . On the season, he’s got 35 points, 11 of them goals, in 45 games. . . . Attendance was 4,730.
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FRIDAY’S CHECKING-FROM-BEHIND COUNT:
TWO MINORS:
Swift Current D Kyle Verdino
Edmonton F Cameron Abney

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