Monday, November 28, 2011

F Ty Rattie scored four times, including three in the first period, as the host Portland Winterhawks dumped the Swift Current Broncos 6-2 on Sunday. . . . The game featured a late line brawl that included battling goalies. Ch-ch-ch-ching!!!! . . . The Winterhawks also should be fined by the WHL office for disrespecting the Grey Cup game. . . . Rattie scored three times in the first period as he posted Portland’s first hat trick of the season. . . . Scott Sepich reports that the last Portland player to score four times in a game was D Brayden Coburn on Feb. 4, 2005. . . . Portland has won seven in a row at home. . . . Rattie also had an assist. . . . Linemate Sven Bartschi drew four assists. . . . Portland D Joe Morrow scored to run his goal-scoring streak to five games. That’s pretty neat for a defenceman. . . . Swift Current took 105 of the 200 minutes in penalties handed out by referee Trevor Hanson. . . . Of those, 166 came at 18:37 of the third period. That included 12 fighting majors and 10 game misconducts. . . . And just in time for Christmas, too. . . . At least there weren’t any checking-from-behind penalties.
Greg Meachem of the Red Deer Advocate reports that Rebels F Adam Kambeitz (broken wrist) will be out for up to six weeks. He was injured Friday during the Rebels’ 5-1 loss to the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . Red Deer F Daulton Siwak (undisclosed) also is out, but should be back in about a week. . . . At the same time, F Turner Elson has drawn one of those ‘tbd’ suspensions and F Joel Hamilton took a headshot during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers and he, too, is on the shelf. Medicine Hat F Kale Kessy will draw a suspension for the hit on Hamilton. . . . And let’s not forget D Aaron Borkejko, who is day-to-day with some kind of injury.
F Brendan Persley, 18, who was released last week by the Victoria Royals, has rejoined the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers. Persley, who is from Kelowna, played a few games for the Vipers in 2009-10. He had a goal in nine games with Victoria, after putting up eight points and 62 penalty minutes in 43 games with the Chilliwack Bruins (remember them?) last season.
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