THE MacBETH REPORT:
D Steve McCarthy (Edmonton/Kootenay, 1996-2000) signed a contract for the rest of this season with ZSC Zurich (Switzerland, NL A) after a successful tryout. He had three assists in 10 games during his tryout.
In Spokane, the Chiefs outshot Everett 55-16 and beat the Silvertips, 8-1. . . . The Chiefs stretched a 3-1 second-period lead with five third-period goals. . . . .It was the end of a nine-game road swing for Everett, during which time it was 2-6-1. . . . The Silvertips, who are at home against the Prince George Cougars on Friday, have lost five straight. . . . Everett D Lucas Grayson was given a charging major for a hit on Spokane F Dominik Uher at 16:04 of the third period. Uher was hit as he scored the Chiefs’ seventh goal, his sixth of the season. . . . As Uher left the ice, he wasn’t able to put any weight on his right leg. . . .
In Regina, defence partners Brandon Davidson and Brandon Underwood each had three assists as the Pats beat the Medicine Hat Tigers, 4-3 in OT. . . . Each team was 3-for-4 on the PP, with only the winning goal scored at even strength. . . . Regina freshman F Morgan Klimchuk won it at 1:34 of OT. . . . Regina freshman F Morgan Klimchuk won it at 1:34 of OT. . . . Tigers F Emerson Etem, who leads the WHL in goals (23) and points (39), had his 17-game point streak snapped. . . . F Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings, who has 37 points, has points in each of his club’s 18 games this season. . . . The Pats had held a players-only meeting after losing 3-2 to the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night. . . . The Tigers were without F Cole Grbavac, their captain, who took a charging major during Saturday’s 4-3 OT victory in Brandon. . . .
In Moose Jaw, the Warriors overcame a 2-0 deficit and beat the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 in OT on F Quinton Howden’s fourth goal of the season. . . . He scored on the PP at 1:22 of extra time. Calgary F Jimmy Bubnick was penalized for goaltender interference with 19.1 seconds left in the third period. . . . Moose Jaw D Morgan Rielly had two assists before leaving with an apparent right leg injury in the third period. . . . The Warriors didn’t dress D Dylan McIlrath (undisclosed), who has missed four of the club’s last five games, and D Joel Edmundson (undisclosed), who sat out a month with a high ankle sprain before returning to play four games. McIlrath has played once game since taking an elbow to the head in Cranbrook on Oct. 22 so you have to wonder if he has a concussion. . . .
Neate Sager of Yahoo! Sports, who handles the Buzzing The Net blog, has his BTN Dynamic Dozen posted (in fact, it was up before midnight Pacific time). . . . It’s right here and it’s worth checking out.
Jeff Bell of the Victoria Times Colonist has a neat story right here that involves the carpet and logo in the dressing room of the Victoria Royals.
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