Tuesday, January 29, 2013

F Josiah Anderson (Kelowna, 2005-06) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Bad Nauheim (Germany, Oberliga) after a successful two-week tryout. He was pointless in two games during the tryout. Anderson last played in 2009-10, when he had one goal and four assists in 49 games with the Hannover Indians (Germany, 2. Bundesliga).
Chris Clark, the assistant coach with the NAHL’s Wenatchee Wild, is all over the Internet after his Saturday night live NAHLperformance.
Right here is a look at what Deadspin came up with, and make sure you check the comments.
Meanwhile, Chris Dilks, over at westerncollegehockeyblog.com, posted a link on his blog, too. If you visit there, you also will find a a link to what he refers to as “the greatest coach-on-the-ice moment ever.”
A cursory glance shows that Clark made it on sites belonging to USA Today, The Guardian, CBS Sports, diehardsports.com, ESPN, The Daily Mail and on and on.
And you just know that we’ll see this clip again and again when December arrives and the TV people are doing their year-in-review shows. Which means we’ll get to laugh all over again.
D Ayrton Nikkel of the Everett Silvertips will be gone for up to two months after suffering ligament damage in a hand during a scrap with F Ryan Hanes of the host Prince George Cougars on Saturday. . . . Nikkel was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Jan. 10 trade deadline. . . . The Silvertips also are without veteran D Austin Adams (concussion). . . . Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald also reports that Everett F Ryan Harrison suffered a concussion last week and won’t play tonight against the visiting Portland Winterhawks.
The WHL has suspended D Tyler Stahl, the captain of the Victoria Royals, for eight games. That comes after he took a headshot major in a 6-4 victory over the visiting Vancouver Giants on Friday night. . . . This is Stahl’s third suspension this season. When it’s over, he will have sat out 16 games while under suspension. Earlier, he sat out six games for a headshot.
Stahl missed Saturday’s rematch with the Giants and won’t play tonight against the visiting Prince Albert Raiders. Cleve Dheensaw of the Victoria Times Colonist reports that F Alex Gogolev, the reigning WHL and CHL player of the week, didn’t practise on Monday but that head coach Dave Lowry “quipped to reports that he may just be keeping his leading scorer ‘rested and fresh.’ ” . . . Victoria F Ben Walker (concussion) may return tonight after missing 11 games.
There is some ch-ch-ching on the WHL’s disciplinary site, too. . . . Calgary GM Kelly Kisio got touched for $500 after exchanging post-game greetings with the on-ice officials following a 6-4 loss to the Hurricanes in Lethbridge on Friday. . . . The Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos each tossed $500 into the pot for a line brawl that took place in Swift Current on Saturday night. The Warriors won that game, 5-2. . . . There could still be more coming, too, because there’s nothing there from Sunday’s game in which Lethbridge lost 7-1 to the Oil Kings in Edmonton. That one included a line brawl that featured battling goaltenders.
In Kamloops, the Blazers scored the game’s last three goals, all on the PP, and beat the Kelowna Rockets, 6-5. . . . Kamloops F Colin Smith tied the game with 21.4 seconds left in the third period and F Chase Souto won it on a re-direction with 15 seconds left in OT. . . . Smith, F Brendan Ranford and F JC Lipon each had a goal and two assists for Kamloops. . . . F Myles Bell scored twice for the Rockets, who are 14-0-2 in their last 16 games. . . . It was Kelowna’s first appearance in Kamloops since Opening Night.

From Swift Current Broncos F Denis Bosc (@DenisBosc): “Had the pleasure of getting yelled at today by legend himself #tiger Williams for not passing the puck hard enough #stillhas it”

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