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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A tip of the cap to the Regina Pats and their alumni, who have raised a healthy amount of cash to benefit former captain Kyle Deck, who is battling kidney disease.
A news release from the Pats notes that “through the Knight Archer Bobblehead night and the Prairie Mobile Skills Competition/Alumni Game, the Regina Pats, Shooting Stars Foundation and Pats Alumni raised $24,500 dollars to help Kyle . . .
“Through donations from the Clark Gillies Bobblehead Night, the Pats and their fans raised $4,500. Half of those funds went towards supporting Kyle while the other half was donated to the Regina Kidney Foundation.
“Pats fans gave generously at the Skills Competition and Alumni Game, making donations at the doors and participating in a silent auction of the Alumni’s game worn jerseys. Founding members of the Shooting Stars Foundation, Mike Sillinger, Jamie Heward and Jordan Eberle, matched the donations from the jersey auction and the night raised $21,000.”
If you haven’t already, please consider becoming an organ donor.
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The Brandon Sun reports that the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings “have officially added 19-year-old right-winger Daulton Siwak to the roster for the rest of the season.”
Earlier this year, the Kings were hit with a $2,500 fine following a investigation into tampering allegations that were levelled by the WHL’s Prince George Cougars. Siwak left the Cougars on Jan. 6 and was suspended through Sunday.
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The matchups if the playoffs opened today:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Edmonton vs. Medicine Hat
Prince Albert vs. Lethbridge
Calgary vs. Swift Current
Saskatoon vs Red Deer

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Portland vs. Seattle
Kelowna vs. Everett
Kamloops vs. Tri-City
Victoria vs. Spokane
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MONDAY’S GAME:
In Vancouver, F Ty Rattie had four goals and an assist as the Portland Winterhawks beat the Giants, 8-3. . . . The victory, its third in a row, lifted Portland eight points ahead of the idle Edmonton Oil Kings atop the overall standings. The Kelowna Rockets are nine points back. . . . While Portland won for the ninth time in 10 games, the Giants lost for the fourth time in five outings. . . . Rattie, who has nine points over his last two games, has a pair of four-goal games this season. He also has 86 points, good for fourth spot in the scoring race. . . . That race now is led by Portland F Brendan Leipsic, who had a goal and three assists, giving him 101 points. . . . Portland F Nic Petan, who had two assists, has 100 points. . . . Leipsic has points in 11 straight games, including seven consecutive multi-point games. . . . The Winterhawks last had two 100-point skaters in 1993-94 (F Lonny Bohonos, 152; F Colin Foley, 107). . . . Portland D Seth Jones had three assists. He’s got 45 points, tying him for the WHL lead among freshmen. Seattle F Roberts Lipsbergs also has 45 points. Jones leads all freshmen with 36 assists. . . . Rattie now has 324 regular-season points in 255 career games. . . . Portland D Josh Hanson scored his first goal this season; it came in his 57th game. In his career, he has two goals in 172 games. An 18-year-old from Eagle River, Alaska, Hanson scored his first goal in his second career game, a 7-2 victory over the visiting Giants on Sept. 27, 2010.
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CHECKING-FROM-BEHIND COUNT:
F Dalton Sward, Vancouver.

CHECKING-TO-THE-HEAD COUNT:
None.
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From Portland Winterhawks D Josh Hanson (@HansoloCup4): “The floodgates have been opened . . . . . #FirstOfMany #Hopefully #ProbablyNot”
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From Seattle Thunderbirds G Danny Mumaugh (@DannyMumaugh): “Hope the person who broke into my car has fun with my backpack and all that chemistry homework. #goodsteal”

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