Monday, October 13, 2014

Three trades for which to give thanks . . . Oil Kings snap losing skid

F Marcel Noebels (Seattle, Portland, 2010-12) signed a three-year contract with Eisbären Berlin (Germany, DEL) after his contract with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) was dissolved. That deal had one year remaining on it. Last season, with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL), he had three goals and eight assists in 52 games.

The Victoria Royals have dealt D Jake Kohlhauser, 18, to the Edmonton Oil Kings for a conditional eighth-round selection in the 2016 WHL bantam draft. Kohlhauser, from St. Albert, Alta., had been acquired by the Royals from the Vancouver Giants prior to last season for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. Vancouver selected him in the second round of the 2011 bantam draft. . . . Kohlhauser had three assists in 47 games with the Royals over parts of two seasons. He was pointless in seven games this season. . . . The Royals, who meet the Rebels in Red Deer tonight, might see Kohlhauser on Wednesday when they play in Edmonton.
The Medicine Hat Tigers have traded D Scott Allan to the Seattle Thunderbirds for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 bantam draft. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Allan, 18, is from Thornton, Colo. He was pointless in three games with the Tigers this season. Last season, he was pointless in 34 games. . . . “We are down to five defencemen heading into a very busy time in our schedule,” Seattle general manager Russ Farwell said in a news release in explaining the move. “We feel there is huge potential with Scott and look forward to adding him to our team.” . . . Shea Theodore (elbow), who was hurt while in camp with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, is injured. As well, Ethan Bear took a hard hit late in a weekend game and may also be out. As well, Evan Wardley would appear to be facing a WHL suspension for a weekend hit on Portland Winterhawks F Nic Petan. Wardley was given a charging major and game misconduct on the play in question.
The Spokane Chiefs have acquired F Devon McAndrews, 19, from the Tri-City Americans for an undisclosed conditional pick in the 2015 bantam draft. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound McAndrews, from Edmonton, played 54 games over two seasons with the Americans, recording three goals and five assists. The Americans, who now are carrying 14 forwards, had acquired him from the Medicine Hat Tigers early in 2012-13 for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. . . . He was pointless in two games this season. . . . "With our current injury situation, we have an opportunity for Devon to come in and help us and our group of forwards," explained Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz in a news release. "Devon plays the left side and has good size which fills two needs for our team right now." . . . The Chiefs also released F Spencer Meyer, 18, who was pointless in three games this season. Last season, he was pointless in 26 games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He also went pointless in three games with the Prince Albert Raiders in 2012-13. . . . Meyer, from Surrey, B.C., was a fourth-round pick by Prince Albert in the 2011 bantam draft. . . . F Jaret Anderson-Dolan, the 14th overall pick in the 2014 bantam draft, remains with the Chiefs and is likely to stay through Friday. He is pointless in three games.

The host Edmonton Oil Kings snapped a three-game home-ice losing streak wit a 5-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in Monday's lone WHL game. . . . (It was a holiday in Canada, so perhaps one might have thought there would be more than one afternoon game. No?) . . . F Mads Eller had a goal and two assists for Edmonton, with F Cole Benson scoring twice, the second multi-goal game of his career. Benson, 19, was playing in his 169th regular-season game. . . . Edmonton D Ashton Sautner played in his 200th career regular-season game, all with the Oil Kings.
Brandon D Eric Roy (shoulder) played his first game on Saturday and was in the lineup again on Monday. He picked up an assist in Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Hitmen in Calgary. Roy returned to Brandon from the camp of the NHL’s Calgary Flames with the injury. . . . The Red Deer Rebels have lost F Brayden Burke for at least two months with an undisclosed injury. Greg Meachem of the Red Deer Advocate reports that Burke, who is pointless in one game this season, was injured in a practice last week. Burke, a 17-year-old from Edmonton, was a seventh-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft. . . . Meachem also reports that freshman D Hugo Jansons, who has yet to play this season due to injury, is back at practice. However, there is no date set for his regular-season debut. Jansons, 17, is from Riga, Latvia.

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