Monday, January 14, 2013

Czech-ELHF Martin Sagat (Kootenay, 2003-05) has been recalled from loan to Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic, 1. Liga) by Pardubice (Czech Republic, Extraliga) and assigned on loan to Chomutov (Czech Republic, Extraliga) for the rest of this season. He had five goals and five assists in 13 games with Hradec Kralove. With Pardubice, Sagat had two assists in 20 games. . . .

KHLD Tomas Mojzis (Moose Jaw, Seattle, 2000-03) was released by Lev Prague (Czech Republic, KHL) and signed by Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia, KHL). He had one assist in eight games with Lev. Mojzis also played nine games on loan to Sparta Prague (Czech Republic, Extraliga) earlier in the season, getting one goal and two assists. The contract with Slovan is for the rest of this season with an optioin for next season.
Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald has written a rather painful piece that involves former NFLer Jason Taylor and what he went through in order to keep playing. This may alter the way you look at the game in the future. That piece is right here.
In Medicine Hat, G Laurent Brossoit stopped 28 shots and F Curtis Lazar scored three times as the Edmonton Oil Kings beat the Tigers, 3-0. . . . The Oil Kings went 3-0-0 on their only three-game weekend of the season. They now lead the Central Division by a point over the Calgary Hitmen. . . . Brossoit has seven career shutouts, two of them this season. . . . Lazar, who has 19 goals, scored once in each period, with the third one into an empty net. . . . Lazar had 32 points in 44 games; last season, he finished with 31 points in 63 games. . . . His 19 goals are one shy of last season’s total. . . . Lazar has had two career three-goal games. . . . Edmonton F Henrik Samuelsson had two assists. . . . The Oil Kings have gone 5-1-0 in their last six games with Brossoit and Tristan Jarry putting up four shutouts and combing to allow only three goals. . . .

In Kennewick, Wash., F Justin Feser scored three straight goals and set up another to reach the 300-point mark as the host Tri-City Americans dumped the Seattle Thunderbirds, 5-3. . . . The Thunderbirds have lost 14 in a row. . . . Feser’s first goal broke a 2-2 tie at 12:28 of the second period. It came via the PP. . . . He added his 24th goal of the season at 11:48 of the third. . . . Feser is the seventh Tri-City player to reach 300 points. He also was playing in his 292nd consecutive game. Only former Brandon D Dwayne Newman (311) played in more consecutively. . . . Feser is fourth on the franchise’s all-time goal list, with 136. . . . Tri-City F Matte Str√∂mwall drew three assists. . . . Tri-City F Justin Gutierrez scored his first career goal to give his guys a 2-1 lead at 11:58 of the first period. He is the younger brother of former WHL F Moises Gutierrez. . . . Seattle F Mitch Elliot was hit with a kneeing major and game misconduct for a third-period hit on Tri-City F Connor Rankin. . . . The Americans also had D Michal Plutnar and F Beau McCue leave the game with injuries.


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