Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chartier, Magee tie records . . . Gordon continues streak . . . Constantine gets the gate


Defenceman Kevin Davis of the Everett Silvertips scores in the 15th round
of a Saturday night shootout with the Kamloops Blazers. That goal gave
Everett a 3-2 victory.

(Photo: Chris Mast / mastimages.com)




Kelowna F Rourke Chartier tied a franchise record on Saturday when he scored a goal for a 10th straight game as the Rockets beat the Cougars 6-2 in Prince George. He now shares the record with F Jesse Schultz, who did it in 2002-03. The Rockets meet the Royals in Victoria on Tuesday. . . .(A tip of the hat to Regan Bartel, the radio voice of the Rockets, for this one.) . . .

F Brandon Magee of the Victoria Royals tied a franchise record with five assists in Saturday’s 7-5 victory over the Giants in Vancouver. Magee shares that record with F Mark Santorelli, who managed that feat with the Chilliwack Bruins (remember them?) in a 7-2 victory over the Cougars in Prince George on Oct. 27, 2007. . . . (A tip of the hat to Marlon Martens, the radio voice of the Royals, for this one.)

The Vancouver Giants leave today for Prince George and a Tuesday-Wednesday doubleheader with the Cougars. Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province reports that D Ryely McKinstry, who has an undisclosed injury, won’t make the trip, but that F Tyler Benson, who suffered an undisclosed injury at the U-17 World Hockey Challenge, and F Jakob Stukel (hand) should be on the bus.
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SUNDAY’S GAMES:

In Swift Current, the Broncos erased a 1-0 deficit with two second-period goals and beat the Seattle Thunderbirds, 2-1. . . . F Colby Cave pulled the Broncos even at 6:52 on the PP, and F Glenn Gawdin gave them the lead at 8:06. . . . Cave has nine goals; Gawdin has six. . . . Gawdin also had an assist. . . . Broncos F Coda Gordon drew an assist to run his point streak to 14 games, the longest in the WHL this season. . . . Broncos D Ayrton Nikkel and Seattle F Luke Osterman were ejected after a fight at 5:26 of the second period. They scrapped as they came out of the penalty box after serving unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Have to wonder if they won’t get suspended for being involved in a staged fight. . . . The Broncos (12-8-4) have points in four straight (2-0-2). . . . The Thunderbirds (9-10-3) have lost two in a row. They finished their East Division swing at 2-4-0. Author Gare Joyce, who besides writing novels does features for Sportsnet Magazine, rode the bus with the Thunderbirds during the trip. . . . The Thunderbirds continue to be without F Mathew Barzal, who I’m told has a broken kneecap. He is expected to be out up to six weeks. . . . The Broncos were without F Tanner LeSann, who drew a one-game suspension for being involved in a staged fight nine seconds into Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Prince Albert Raiders. D Mackenze Stewart of the Raiders also was suspended for one game. . . .

In Calgary, G Trevor Martin stopped 47 shots but it wasn’t enough as his Saskatoon Blades dropped a 4-1 decision to the Calgary Hitmen. . . . Calgary scored twice in the first period and put it away with two more in the third, after the visitors had cut the deficit to 2-1. . . . D Michael Zipp had a goal, his third, and an assist for the Hitmen. . . . Calgary (10-8-3) has points in six straight (4-0-2), while the Blades (6-17-0) have lost three in a row. . . . Saskatoon played without F Nick Zajac, who was given a one-game suspension after taking a boarding major in Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Rebels in Red Deer. . . . Among’s Saskatoon’s scratches was F Alex Forsberg, with an undisclosed injury. . . .

In Portland, the Winterhawks scored the game’s last seven goals and beat the Evertt Silvertips, 7-1. . . . Portland F Nik Petan scored twice to erase a 1-0 first-period deficit. He’s got four goals this season. . . . After his second goal, at 18:21 of the first period, Everett head coach Kevin Constantine was ejected from the game. Portland freelancer Scott Sepich tweeted: “Constantine basically forced the ejection by not putting any players on the ice after Portland’s 2nd goal. Held up the game to grandstand.” . . . Here’s what appeared on the Silvertips’ website: “Tempers flared after Ivan Nikolishin was launched into the boards from behind by Alex Schoenborn, but the ensuing penalties led only to a 4-on-4 situation. Petan scored his second of the period seconds later and Constantine was then ejected for arguing the calls with the officials.” . . . Petan also had an assist, while F Alex Schoenborn scored twice, giving him five.. . . .Portland F Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his 12th goal of the season. It came via the PP that was awarded when Constantine was ejected with a bench minor. . . . Portland was 3-for-5 on the PP; Everett was 0-for-6. . . . The Winterhawks (9-11-3) are 2-0-1 in their last three games. . . . Everett (14-3-3) was trying to win its third game in as many nights. It had beaten visiting Portland 4-3 in a shootout on Friday. . . . These teams already have met six times this season, with Everett now holding a 4-1-1 advantage.
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