Monday, March 25, 2013

Goodness sakes.
Another email brings word of two mores teams that use logos similar to that of the NHL’s Washington Capitals.
This time we bring you the logos of the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League and the Avalon Capitals of the junior B St. John’s Junior Hockey League.
Who knew there would be so many?


The Kelowna Rockets have added D Joe Gatenby, a second-round selection in the 2012 bantam draft, to their roster. Gatenby, from Kelowna, played for the major midget Okanagan Rockets. . . . The Rockets earlier added D Nick Merkley, their first-round pick in 2012, and F Justin Kirkland, a fifth-round selection in 2011, to their roster. . . . Merkley played for the midget AAA Calgary Buffaloes, while Kirkland played for the midget AAA Notre Dame Argos, who are based in Wilcox, Sask.
2013 Playoffs
 The WHL’s first-round situation:
Edmonton (1) vs. Kootenay (8)
(Series tied 1-1; Game 3 on Tuesday in Cranbrook)
Saskatoon (2) vs. Medicine Hat (7)
(Medicine Hat leads 2-0; Game 3 on Tuesday in Medicine Hat)
Calgary (3) vs. Swift Current (6)
(Calgary leads 2-0; Game 3 tonight in Swift Current)
Red Deer (4) vs Prince Albert (5)
(Red Deer leads 2-0; Game 3 on Tuesday in Prince Albert)

Portland (1) vs. Everett (8)
(Series tied 1-1; Game 3 on Wednesday in Everett)
Kelowna (2) vs. Seattle (7)
(Seattle leads 2-0; Game 3 on Tuesday in Kent, Wash.)
Kamloops (3) vs. Victoria (6)
(Kamloops leads 2-0; Game 3 on Tuesday in Victoria, Bear Mountain Arena)
Spokane (4) vs. Tri-City (5)
(Spokane leads 2-0; Game 3 on Tuesday in Kennewick, Wash.)
In Edmonton, G Mackenzie Skapski stopped 47 shots and F Luke Philp scored in OT as the Kootenay Ice got past the Oil Kings, 2-1. . . . The Oil Kings had won the opener 9-0 on Friday. . . . Philp’s shot from a bad angle somehow got through Edmonton G Laurent Brossoit at 14:56 of OT. . . . F Brock Montgomery gave the Ice a 1-0 lead at 10:34 of the third period. . . . Edmonton F Michael St. Croix tied it at 12:01. . . . Philp finished with a goal and an assist. . . . Brossoit stopped 24 shots.


From Brandon Wheat Kings D Nick Walters (@nickwalters3): Well being home for a week was good now off to Peoria #nerves #excited”
Walters was a fourth-round selection by the St. Louis Blues in the NHL’s 2012 draft. The Peoria Rivermen are the Blues’ AHL affiliate.

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