Sunday, December 8, 2013

A real surprise in Victoria

The Victoria Royals had a surprise for 10-year-old twin sisters on Saturday night. This is a wonderful story and you are able to check it out right here.

In Calgary, the Hitmen scored the game's last four goals and beat the Portland Winterhawks' 4-1. . . . Calgary F Pavel Padakin scored the game's last two goals, the second one into an empty net. He's got 11 goals. . . . Portland F Oliver Bjorkstrand notched the game's first goal, his 25th, at 9:15 of the first. . . . Calgary took the lead with two late second-period goals, F Greg Chase getting his 17th at 17:41 and D Kenton Helgeson scoring his fourth at 19:51. . . . Portland went 1-1-1 in playing three games in as many nights in Alberta. . . . The Winterhawks (22-6-4) leads the overall standings by two points over the Kelowna Rockets (22-3-2), who now hold five games in hand. . . . The Hitmen (18-7-4) trail the Eastern Conference-leading Swift Current Broncos (19-11-3) by one pint with four games in hand. . . . WHL Facts (@WHLFacts) tweeted: “99 — Winning 4-1 tonight, the @WHLHitmen have snapped Portland's streak at 99 straight regular-season games of scoring at least 2 goals.” . . .

In Edmonton, the Oil Kings took a 2-1 first-period lead and went on to a 2-1 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers. . . . Edmonton has won five in a row. . . . F Reid Petryk scored at 6:17 and D Dyson Mayo made it 2-0 at 17:12. . . . D Tommy Vannelli got the Tigers on the board at 19:46. . . . Vannelli has nine goals. . . . Petryk and Mayo each had an assist, as well. . . . Edmonton G Tristan Jarry stopped 38 shots, eight more than Medicine Hat's Daniel Wapple. . . . The Tigers are without G Marek Langhamer, who is headed for the selection camp of the Czech national junior team. G Christopher Tai, acquired last week from Brandon, backed up Wapple.

From Spokane Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur (@HCChiefs42): “Spent the day shopping with my wife. Much easier to skate thru a no puck practice! #exhausted #gimmetheline.”
From Spokane F Mitch Holmberg (@mitchholmberg17): “@HCChiefs42 I beg to differ. #scrimage.”
From Nachbaur: “@mitchholmberg17 Have you shopped with the expert? #Iwalked500milesormore.”

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