Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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If you are so inclined, you can click right here and listen to a conversation between Ted Deller, the host of The Morning Edition at CBC Regina, and yours truly. Yes, the subject of the conversation was the book that is pictured over there at the right, Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos.
Former Spokane Chiefs D Jared Cowen is to have surgery later this week that apparently may end his season. Cowen had been playing with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators. Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen has more right here.
G Brenden Fiebelkorn, 18, has left the Tri-City Americans. According to a news release from the team, Fiebelkorn, who is from Winnipeg, left “for personal reasons.” Backing up Eric Comrie, 17, with the Americans, Fiebelkorn had gotten into only two games this season. . . . The Americans have added G Luke Lee-Knight, 19, to their roster. He was in training camp with the Americans and has been with the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos. He was 4-1-0, 2.56, .924 with the Broncos. Last season, he played with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs, going a combined 2-4-3, 4.82, .841 in 22 games. . . . The Americans also are bringing in G Evan Sarthou, 15, while Comrie is away with Team WHL at the Subway Super Series this week. Sarthou, a third-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft, will practise with the Americans this week. . . . From Black Diamond, Wash., Sarthou plays with the L.A. Jr. Kings of the Tier 1 AAA Elite Hockey League. He is 7-2, 2.31, .900. He has three shutouts.
With the rebuilding Vancouver Giants already having traded away the likes of D David Musil, F Nathan Burns and  F Austin Vetterl, there has been ample speculation about the future of F Slovakian F Marek Tvrdon. . . . However, Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province reports right here that general manager Scott Bonner has said Tvrdon, 19, will be out indefinitely with an arm infection. . . . Tvrdon has been scratched from the Giants’ last two games. . . . He had 74 points, including 31 goals, last season. This season, he has 22 points, eight of them goals, in 18 games.
In Calgary, G Mackenzie Skapski stopped 17 shots and F Brock Montgomery had three goals to lead the Kootenay Ice to a 4-0 victory over the Hitmen. . . . The Ice had lost eight in a row, while the Hitmen had won five straight. . . . Skapski put up his second shutout of the season and second of his career, while Montgomery enjoyed his first career hat trick (in 203 games). . . . Montgomery, who has 11 goals, scored the game’s first three goals. . . . The Ice held a 30-15 edge in shots. . . . Ice F Sam Reinhart picked up a first-period tripping penalty. Scott Fisher of the Calgary Sun points out that Reinhart now has six penalty minutes in 89 career regular-season games. . . . Read into it what you want but the Hitmen are 5-4-2 at home and 8-1-1 on the road. . . .

In Moose Jaw, G Ty Rimmer stopped 34 shots as the Lethbridge Hurricanes dropped the Warriors, 4-1. . . . Rimmer is 13-8-2, 2.65, .922. . . . Lethbridge got two goals from F Jay Merkley. . . . The Warriors lost D Travis Brown to a headshot major and game misconduct late in the second period.

D Travis Brown, Moose Jaw (major)
D Colby Harmsworth, Calgary
From Portland D Josh Hanson (@HansoloCup4): “Who designs 007s suits? Id go fight bad guys too if I could move around that well in a suit #MineDontMoveLikeThat #HookMeUp #WellPlayed007”

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