Monday, April 7, 2014

Tigers even with Ice; police, firefighters scrap in charity game

THE MacBETH REPORT:
F David Svagrovsky (Seattle, 2002-04) has signed a two-year extension with Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, he had four assists in 18 games with Hradec Kralove. He also was loaned to Litomerice (Czech Republic, 1. Liga), where he had 15 points, including seven goals, in 34 games.
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Scott Owens has resigned after 15 seasons as head coach of the Colorado College Tigers. Owens was 324-228-54 as the Tigers' head coach. He resigned after the Tigers put together a 7-24-6 record in what was his worst season at CC.
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Perhaps you are a fan of the TV series Rescue Me, the one that starred hockey fan Denis Leary. If so, you will recall the hockey games in that series that featured teams from the New York City police and fire departments. . . . Well, the NYPD and NYFD teams met up again on Sunday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum. It was the 41st renewal of the charity game and, well, the boys dumped the benches. . . . There’s more, including video, right here.
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THE SECOND ROUND (best-of-seven; all times local):
(x - if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE
EDMONTON (1) vs. BRANDON (7)
(Edmonton leads, 2-0)
Season series: Edmonton, 3-1-0; Brandon, 1-2-1.
Thursday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 5 (5,899)
Saturday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 3 (7,115)
Tuesday: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
x-Friday: Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
x-Wednesday, April 16: Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
INJURIES
Edmonton: F Brandon Baddock, day-to-day; D Blake Orban, day-to-day.
Brandon: G Curtis Honey, day-to-day.
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MEDICINE HAT (4) vs. KOOTENAY (6)
(Series tied, 1-1)
Season series: Medicine Hat, 3-3-0; Kootenay, 3-3-0.
Saturday: Kootenay 4 at Medicine Hat 2 (3,750)
Sunday: Kootenay 2 at Medicine Hat 5 (3,755)
Wednesday: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
x-Wednesday, April 16: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m.
(NOTE: Kootenay plays home games in Cranbrook, B.C.)
INJURIES
Medicine Hat: F Gavin Broadhead, day-to-day; F Hunter Shinkaruk, indefinite.
Kootenay: F Tim Bozon, indefinite; F Ryan Chynoweth, indefinite; D Tyler King, day-to-day; D Tanner Faith, 3-5 months.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
KELOWNA (1) vs. SEATTLE (4)
(Kelowna leads, 2-0)
Season series: Kelowna, 2-1-1; Seattle, 2-1-1.
Thursday: Seattle 2 at Kelowna 6 (4,581)
Saturday: Seattle 3 at Kelowna 6 (5,675)
Tuesday: Kelowna at Seattle, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: Kelowna at Seattle, 7:05 p.m.
x-Friday: Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
x-Sunday: Kelowna at Seattle, 5:05 p.m.
x-Tuesday, April 15: Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
(NOTE: Seattle plays home games in Kent, Wash.)
INJURIES
Kelowna: F Myles Bell, week-to-week.
Seattle: F Connor Honey, indefinite; F Jaimen Yakubowski, day-to-day.
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PORTLAND (2) vs. VICTORIA (3)
(Portland leads, 2-0)
(Series televised by Shaw-TV in Canada;
Games 2, 4, 6 and 7 on Comcast SportsNet in Portland area)
Season series: Portland, 1-1-2; Victoria, 3-1-0.
Friday: Victoria 2 at Portland 8 (6,152)
Saturday: Victoria 3 at Portland 6 (10,947)
Monday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
x-Thursday: Victoria at Portland (Moda Center), 7, p.m.
x-Saturday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Victoria at Portland (Veterans Memorial Coliseum), 7 p.m.
INJURIES
Portland: None.
Victoria: None.
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SUNDAY’S GAME:
WHL Playoffs
 In Medicine Hat, F Steve Owre and F Curtis Valk each scored twice as the Tigers beat the Kootenay Ice, 5-2. . . . The second-round series is tied 1-1 as it heads to Cranbrook for games on Wednesday and Thursday. . . . The Ice took a 2-1 lead into the second period, only to have Valk score two goals 1:07 apart to send the Tigers on their way. . . . Valk, who also had an assist, scored his fifth goal of the playoffs at 5:07 of the second period, tying the game 2-2. . . .  Valk struck again at 6:14 of the third, giving the Tigers a lead they wouldn‘t relinquish. . . . “(Valk) was the best player on the ice tonight for both teams," Ice head coach Ryan McGill told Darren Steinke of the Medicine Hat News. "He played hard. We turned the puck over too many times, because we wanted to be a fancy team. They deserve all the credit for playing hard." . . . Owre scored his first goal of the playoffs at 2:54 of the first and later gave his guys a 4-2 lead at 17:01 of the third. . . . Ice D Jagger Dirk got his fourth goal of the playoffs, a shorthanded effort that gave his side a 2-1 lead at 12:14 of the first. . . . Tigers G Marek Langhamer stopped 22 shots, while the Ice's Mackenzie Skapski turned aside 32. . . . Ice forwards Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart, who each put up 17 points in a six-game first-round victory over the Calgary Hitmen, were held pointless for a second straight game. . . . There were only four minor penalties called. The Tigers were 0-for-3 on the PP; the Ice was 0-for-1. . . . The Tigers were without F Jacob Doty, who was suspended for one game for his role in a line brawl that occurred late in Saturday's series opener. He was the only player to draw a suspension from the melee that occurred with 11.8 seconds left in the Ice's 4-2 victory.

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