Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Clark Gillies Bobblehead Night in Regina tonight, to benefit former Pats
captain Kyle Deck, who has encountered some kidney-related health problems.
The bobblehead on the left will be given away tonight; the one on the right
is a Gillies bobblehead from Dec. 3, 2002.
Czech-ELHD Petr Senkerik (Kootenay, Prince George, 2009-10) has been recalled by Kometa Brno (Czech Republic, Extraliga) from loan assignment to Zlin (Czech Republic, Extraliga) and assigned on loan to Slavia Prague (Czech Republic, Extraliga) for the rest of this season. Senkerik had one assist in 17 games with Zlin this season. . . .

Slovak Ex-LigaF Filip Vasko (Kelowna, Red Deer, Regina, 2011-13) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Martin (Slovakia, Extraliga). He had four goals and seven assists in 23 games this season split between the Rockets and the Rebels. Vasko did not appear in a game with the Pats.

The University of Alabama-Huntsville was accepted into the WCHA on Thursday. There are eight players on the Chargers’ roster who played junior A in Alberta and B.C., and five of those are from Western Canada.
Todd Milewski, the executive editor of, explains what it all means right here and right here.
If you’re paying attention to the Lance Armstrong mess, you may be interested in this piece right here. It’s from Outside magazine. Written by Bill Gifford, it takes an in-depth look at Livestrong. Did you realize that Livestrong doesn’t give money to cancer research?
Bonnie Ford of has a terrific piece right here on Lance Armstrong and what she saw in Part 1 as he visited Oprah’s confessional.
In Red Deer, F Rhyse Dieno scored three times and G Patrik Bartosak made 36 saves as the Rebels dropped the Edmonton Oil Kings, 4-1. . . . Dieno broke a 1-1 tie with a breakaway goal — off a pass from F Scott Feser — at 8:20 of the third period. . . . Dieno, a 19-year-old from Davidson, Sask., came into this season with four goals and eight assists in 66 games split between the Kamloops Blazers (16) and Medicine Hat Tigers (4). Since joining the Rebels from the SJHL’s La Ronge Ice Wolves, Dieno has 27 points, 14 of them goals, in 25 games. . . . Edmonton D Martin Gernat returned to the lineup for the first time this season. He had offseason shoulder surgery. . . . The NHL’s New York Islanders returned D Griffin Reinhart to the Oil Kings but he wasn’t in their lineup. . . . The Rebels were without D Mathew Dumba, who remains with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.


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