Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Swift Current Broncos have assigned F Trevor Cameron, 19, to a yet-to-be-named junior A team. Cameron, from Mission, B.C., has five points in 20 games this season. . . . Last season, Cameron had 11 points in 33 games.
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In Medicine Hat, G Tyler Bunz, dropped earlier in the day by Canada’s national junior team, stopped 33 shots as the Tigers beat the Red Deer Rebels, 5-2. . . . Bunz now has 94 regular-season victories and is tied with Mark Fitzpatrick for third on the Tigers’ career list. . . . D James Bettauer had a goal, his 14th, and two assists for the Tigers. . . . F Emerson Etem got his 30th goal of the season for the Tigers and also added an assist. . . . Etem has 61 points, four behind Brandon Wheat Kings F Mark Stone, who is with the Canadian junior team. . . . Of course, Etem will be joining the U.S. national junior team. . . . The Tigers had D Patrik Parkkonen and F Boston Leier back from injuries. Each had an assist. . . .

In Lethbridge, F Graham Hood scored 21 seconds into OT to give the Hurricanes a 6-5 victory over the Hitmen. . . . Hood scored twice in the game, giving him six this season. . . . Lethbridge F Cam Braes forced OT with his third goal of the game with 25 seconds left in the third period. . . . Braes has 19 goals. . . . The Hitmen trailed 4-2 when they struck for three third-period goals to take the lead. . . . Calgary F Cody Sylvester broke a 4-4 tie at 15:13, only to have Braes tie it 4:22 later. . . . Calgary F Victor Rask had three assists. He will play for Sweden in the World Junior Championship. . . .

In Regina, D Colten Martin scored at 2:33 of overtime to give the Kelowna Rockets a 3-2 victory over the Pats. . . . The goal was Martin’s first of the season. A 17-year-old freshman from Arlington, Texas, he has six points in 31 games. . . . Regina F Morgan Klimchuk scored a PP goal at 19:27 of the the third period to force extra time. . . . The Rockets are 1-2-1 on their East Division swing. . . . F Brett Bulmer opened the scoring for Kelowna just 21 seconds into the game. He got to Regina and played after being released by Canada’s national junior team in the morning. . . .

In Edmonton, F Michael St. Croix had a goal and three assists as the Oil Kings ran their winning streak to 10 games with a 6-3 victory over the Victoria Royials. . . . F Dylan Wruck had two goals and F Tyler Maxwell had a goal and an assist as both ran their point streaks to 12 games. . . . Edmonton was 2-for-2 on the power play. . . .

In Saskatoon, F Aspen Sterzer scored twice to help the Kamloops Blazers to a 6-3 victory over the Blades. . . . Sterzer, a freshman from Canal Flats, B.C., went into the game with two goals in 25 games this season. . . . He scored his second shorthanded goal and second game-winner at 10:28 of the second period to give Kamloops a 4-2 lead. . . . F Tim Bozon had one goal  for Kamloops. He has five on the first four games of the Blazers’ East Division tour. They are 2-2-0 on the trip. . . . The Blazers also got a goal from F Logan McVeigh, who is from Kenaston, 75 kilometres south of Saskatoon. . . . The Blades got the game’s first goal from Ryan Graham, a 15-year-old from Calgary who was a fifth-round pick in the 2011 bantam draft. . . . Kamloops F J.C. Lipon had an eight-game point streak halted.

In Spokane, F Steven Kuhn scored at 4:14 of OT to give the Chiefs a 3-2 victory over the Everett Silvertips, who saw their losing streak reach 10. . . . Everett F Kohl Bauml forged a 2-2 tie at 12:25 of the third period. . . . According to the online scoresheet, Spokane enjoyed a 47-16 edge in shots, including 18-1 in the second period. . . . The Chiefs are 5-0 against the Silvertips. The teams meet again Friday in Everett.
D Mason Geertsen, Edmonton.
F Locke Muller, Red Deer.
Like a lot of people, Ed Willes, today a sports columnist with the Vancouver Province, wonders how he missed seeing what was going on with Graham James and young hockey players, in particular Sheldon Kennedy.
Willes writes about that today and it’s right here.
The Saskatoon Blades remembered an old friend with a donation to the StarPhoenix’ Sporting Christmas. Thanks to Jack Brodsky, Lorne Molleken and the Blades for keeping alive the memory, the smiles and the laughter of a good friend.
That story is right here.
Wednesday’s tweet of the night, from Moose Jaw Warriors D Kendall McFaull:
“Thanks to the @MJWARRIORS for our unreal christmas presents, customized blackberry playbooks! #soexcited #unreal”
And then there was this . . .



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