THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Tim Kraus (Vancouver, Regina, 2003-08) was released by the Dundee Stars (Scotland, UK Elite). He had five goals and 12 assists in 23 games with the Stars this season.
Brian Dueck is an actor from Swift Current who would love to be in the movie based on the book Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos. But that may not happen because, at this point, it is unlikely that filming will be done in Saskatchewan.
Matthew Liebenberg of the Prairie Post has that story right here.
The matchups if the playoffs opened today:
Edmonton vs. Medicine Hat
Prince Albert vs. Lethbridge
Calgary vs. Swift Current
Saskatoon vs Red Deer
Portland vs. Seattle
Kelowna vs. Everett
Kamloops vs. Tri-City
Victoria vs. Spokane
In Medicine Hat, F Trevor Cox scored twice as the Tigers got past the Kootenay Ice, 3-2. . . . F Curtis Valk forged a 1-1 tie with his 33rd goal, via the PP, at 5:19 of the second. . . . Cheek scored twice, at 6:48 and 9:52 of the third, giving him 16. . . . F Jaedon Descheneau had a goal and an assist for the Ice. . . . The Tigers hold down the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot; they now are three points ahead of the Ice. . . .
In Swift Current, G Eetu Laurikainen stopped 38 shots and F Adam Lowry scored twice as the Broncos dumped the Edmonton Oil Kings, 3-1. . . . Edmonton had won its previous 11 games. . . . Lowry opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period and closed it, on the PP, 55 seconds into the third. He’s got 36 goals. . . . D Reece Scarlett had three assists for the Broncos. . . . Swift Current was 2-for-9 on the PP. . . . Swift Current was playing its third game in as many nights; Edmonton was playing its third road game in four nights. . . .
In Everett, the Kelowna Rockets built up an early 3-0 lead and hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Silvertips. . . . The Rockets scored PP goals at 10:26 and 11:18 of the first period and then went up 3-0 at 14:04 as the home side took the game’s first five penalties, four of them coming in a two-minute span. . . . Kelowna had lost its last three games. . . . G Jackson Whistle stopped 27 shots for the Rockets. . . . Everett F Ryan Harrison came up empty on a penalty shot attempt with his club trailing 3-2 late in the second period. . . . F Ryan Olsen got his 28th goal for the Rockets, while F Myle Bell had two assists. . . . The Rockets were playing their third game in three nights and their fourth in five. . . .
In Spokane, F Jamie Crooks scored twice to help the Victoria Royals to a 5-3 victory over the Chiefs. . . . The Walker brothers, Jack and Ben, each scored for Victoria. . . . Crooks, whose second goal was shorthanded, has 28 goals. . . . Jack Walker has four snipes; Ben has 16. . . . Ben’s goal, via the PP, gave the visitors a 4-1 lead at 13:50 of the second. . . . Victoria F Austin Carroll scored his 13th goal and drew two assists. . . . The victory lifted the Royals, who have won five in a row, out of a tie with the Chiefs for fifth in the Western Conference and into sole possession of fourth place.
D Tyler Lewington, Medicine Hat
D Keegan Lowe, Edmonton
From Calgary Hitmen D Jaynen Rissling (@riznasty09): “Please put Katy Perry back on the stage. pronto. that is all. #GrammyAwards”
From Everett Silvertips D Ben Betker (@Betker5): “Taylor Swift looks as gorgeous as ever in the front row. #Grammys”
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