THE MacBETH REPORT:
Cardiff Devils (Wales, UK Elite) announced that F Brad Voth (Medicine Hat, 1996-2002) has been forced to retire due to injury. He had eight goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season for the Devils. This season was Voth's seventh with the Devils. You can read the retirement announcement right here.
ASK THE COMMISSIONER:
From a reader of the blog . . .
I had the pleasure of attending a game Friday night between the Winterhawks and Silvertips. I saw you deliver a video message to Brent Peterson, which was nice.
At 0:17 of the 3rd period, the puck apparently entered the Portland net, but play continued. At the end of this portion of play, a high-sticking double minor was assessed to (Portland defenceman) Joe Morrow as play was reviewed by the replay booth. A goal was awarded to the Silvertips, and the clock was rewound to the time of the goal.
My question is this: Why did the high-sticking penalty stand?
If Team A scores a goal, but play goes on and Team B scores an apparent goal at the other end, the first goal counts and all play between that point and the next whistle (and review) is treated as void — but not a penalty? This doesn't seem to make sense.
In this case, the scoresheet reads as though Morrow high-sticked a player, then Everett scored on the delayed call. What actually took place on the ice is that Morrow was found guilty of high-sticking sometime after the Everett goal, yet at a point of the game that was played twice.
It is unclear to me how Everett is awarded the goal AND the power play in this situation.
Thank you for your time.
In Moose Jaw, F Quinton Howden scored three goals to lead the Warriors past the Prince Albert Raiders, 7-2. . . . The Warriors opened a 2-0 first-period lead on two Howden goals, only to have the Raiders tie it early in the second. . . . F Mark McNeill had a goal and an assist for the Raiders, the goal coming on a penalty shot. . . . The Warriors then scored the game’s last five goals. . . . F Kenton Miller got his 20th, Howden got his 20th and F Cam Braes got his 30th. . . . The victory lifted the Warriors, who lead the East Division, to within four points of the Eastern Conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings. . . .
In Regina, the Lethbridge Hurricanes opened up a 3-0 lead and hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Pats. . . . F Nick Buonassisi gave the visitors a 3-0 ledge at 6:04 of the third period. . . . The Pats closed the gap to 3-2 when F Dominik Volek scored at 19:12 of the third. . . . Lethbridge G Damien Ketlo stopped 45 shots, while Regina’s Adam Beukeboom turned aside 10. . . . Regina held a 16-3 edge in shots in the first period and 22-3 in the third. . . .
In Saskatoon, F Hunter Shinkaruk reached the 40-goal plateau to help the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Blades. . . . Shinkaruk scored three times, once in each period, with two of them on the PP. . . . He also had an assist. . . . Tigers F Curtis Valk added two goals, giving him 21, and an assist. . . . Medicine Hat F Emerson Etem had two assists. . . . The Tigers lost F Brendan Hurley to a checking-from-behind major and game misconduct at 19:10 of the first period. Saskatoon D Duncan Siemens, who was on the receiving end, didn’t return to the game. . . . Medicine Hat G Tyler Bunz stopped 41 shots. . . .
In Cranbrook, F Dylen McKinlay scored three times to carry the Kootenay Ice to a 4-2 victory over the Spokane Chiefs. . . . McKinlay has 14 goals. . . . Ice F Max Reinhart (foot) missed his fourth straight game. . . . Ice F Jesse Ismond had three assists. . . . Ice G Nathan Lieuwen stopped 28 shots. . . . McKinlay has 35 points in 46 games, including 10 in his last four outings. . . .
In Swift Current, F Mark Stone scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, and added three assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings bounced the Broncos, 6-3. . . . F Michael Ferland and D Ryan Pulock each added a goal and two assists for Brandon. . . . The Broncos led 2-1 in the first period and 3-1 in the second, but gave up the last five goals. . . . The loss dropped the Broncos 10 points behind Brandon, which holds the Eastern Conference’s last playoff spot. . . . Brandon D Brodie Melnychuk played in his 300th regular-season game, all with the Wheat Kings. He had a goal, his fourth this season and the 21st of his career, and was plus-4. . . .
In Red Deer, Calgary F Jimmy Bubnick had perhaps the best night of his career as the Hitmen beat the Rebels, 6-2. . . . Bubnick, 20, scored twice and added three assists, while going plus-5. . . . He has 24 goals. . . . Bubnick is one goal and three assists from career highs. He has 53 points in 53 games. . . . Calgary D Kenton Helgesen, who had one assist, also was plus-5. . . . F Trevor Cheek also scored twice for Calgary. He’s got 18 goals. . . . The Hitmen have won 15 of their last 17 games. . . .
In Portland, F Jordan Martinook broke a 2-2 tie at 19:31 of the third period as the Vancouver Giants beat the Winterhawks, 3-2. . . . The loss ended Portland’s franchise-record home-ice winning streak at 19 games. . . . Martinook has 30 goals in 53 games, after scoring 11 in 72 last season. . . . Vancouver G Adam Morrison stopped 47 shots. . . . Vancouver F Marek Tvrdon scored twice, including his 20th goal at 12:59 of the third to give his side a 2-1 lead. . . . Portland F Taylor Peters got that one back just 55 seconds later. . . . The teams play again Monday in Portland. . . . Vancouver is 3-0-0 against Portland this season. . . . Jim Beseda of the Oregonian reports that the Winterhawks sat F Brad Ross “for the second consecutive night for disciplinary reasons.” . . . Portland F Ty Rattie wasn’t on the bench for the third period after taking a hit to the head. . . . Rattie has a WHL-leading 87 points, one more than Brandon F Mark Stone and Regina F Jordan Weal. . . .
In Prince George, F Shane McColgan had a goal and two assists to help the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-1 victory over the Cougars. . . . The Rockets, who beat the host Cougars 2-1 on Friday with McColgan scoring the winner, scored the game’s last three goals. . . . Prince George G Devon Fordyce stopped 45 shots, 31 more than Kelowna’s Adam Brown. . . .
In Kent, Wash., the Kamloops Blazers scored one goal in each period and beat the host Seattle Thunderbirds, 4-1. . . . The Blazers swept the four-game season series from Seattle. . . . Seattle F Colin Jacobs opened the scoring at 7:26 of the first period. . . . Kamloops F Brendan Ranford tied it with his 29th goal at 13:22. . . . F Cole Ully gave the Blazers the lead at 19:40 of the second period. . . . Kamloops G Cam Lanigan stopped 38 shots, two fewer than Seattle’s Calvin Pickard. . . . Seattle has lost five in a row. . . . The Blazers continue to lead the overall standings, two points ahead of the Tri-City Americans and four up on the Edmonton Oil Kings, who didn’t play Saturday. . . . The Americans are scheduled to play in Kamloops on Wednesday. . . .
In Kennewick, Wash., the Tri-City Americans erased a 2-0 deficit in the second period and beat the Victoria Royals, 6-3. . . . The victory was Tri-City head coach’s Jim Hiller’s 200th as a WHL head coach. He has 128 of those with the Americans, the rest with the Chilliwack Bruins. . . . F Jamie Crooks, with his 29th, and F Brandon Magee, with his 18th, gave the Royals a 2-0 lead midway through the second period. . . . The Americans scored three times before the second was over and added three more early in the third. . . . F Adam Hughesman had two goals and two assists for the Americans, while F Brendan Shinnimin added a goal and three assists. They each have 31 goals. . . . The Americans won the season series, 3-1. . . .
SATURDAY’S CHECKING-FROM-BEHIND COUNT:
F Cody Beach, Moose Jaw.
F James Henry, Moose Jaw.
F Brendan Hurley, Medicine Hat (major).
F Patrick Holland, Tri-City.
D Keegan Kanzig, Victoria.
SATURDAY’S CHECK-TO-THE-HEAD COUNT:
F Cody Beach, Moose Jaw.
The Seattle Times is reporting today that talks are ongoing that could result in NBA and NHL franchises for Seattle, if a facility is built south of Safeco Field. The complete story is right here.
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