Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sask. Hockey Hall names inductees . . . Hunt's streak at 16 . . . 'Tips, Ams whip T-birds, Chiefs



The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame named its 2015 inductees on Saturday. Here is the list:
Players — Wendel Clark, Guyle Fielder, Victor Lynn, Dave (Tiger) Williams,
Builders — Dave King, Jackie McLeod, Dr. Gerry Rooney.
Officials — Kevin Muench.
Grassroots — Elgar Petersen.
Teams — 2002-03 Humboldt Broncos, 1932 Saskatoon Quakers, Simpson Flyers.
The Hall of Fame is located in Swift Current.
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The Vancouver Giants are preparing to head into the Central Division and they’ll do it without injured D Clayton Kirichenko. Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province reports that the Giants will add D Kole Bryks, 17, to their roster for the road swing. From Edmonton, Bryks plays for the midget AAA St. Albert Raiders. . . . The Giants played in Kamloops last night. They spent the night and were to leave this morning for Cranbrook, where they play on Tuesday.
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SATURDAY’S GAMES:

In Prince Albert, the Medicine Hat Tigers scored three second-period goals and went on to beat the Raiders, 5-4. . . . Tigers F Dryden Hunt broke a 2-2 tie at 15:19 of the second period and F Chad Labelle got his sixth goal at 16:32. . . . Hunt’s 18th goal ran his point streak to 16 games. . . . Medicine Hat F Trevor Cox, who leads the WHL with 73 points, scored his 17th goal. . . . The Tigers had a 5-2 lead in the third period when the Raiders got goals from D Jesse Lees, his seventh, and F Matteo Gennaro, his sixth. . . . Tigers G Marek Langhamer stopped 35 shots, seven fewer than the Raiders’ Rylan Parenteau. . . . Tigers F Chad Butcher scored his 14th goal and added an assist, while F Cole Sanford scored No. 35 and also had an assist. Sanford now has 65 points, second only to Cox. . . . F Jayden Hart of the Raiders, who used to play for the Tigers, scored his 21st goal and added two assists. . . . Raiders F Kris Schmidli had two assists. . . . Medicine Hat has won 15 of the last 18 meetings between these teams. . . . The Tigers (30-12-2) have lost their previous two games. They lead the WHL with 18 road victories, one more than Brandon. . . . The Raiders (19-25-1) have lost two in a row. . . .

In Swift Current, F Braylon Shmyr scored two goals as the Brandon Wheat Kings dumped the Broncos, 5-3. . . . Shmyr has 10 goals this season, and is the 10th Brandon skater with at least that many goals. . . . Brandon F Nolan Patrick broke a 1-1 tie with his 18th goal 30 seconds into the second period. . . . Brandon F Duncan Campbell added his eighth at 5:59 and the Wheaties were never headed. . . . F Morgan Klimchuk, who scored his 100th and 101st regular-season goals one night earlier, and F Tim McGauley each had two assists. . . . McGauley had been credited with two goals and three assists in Friday’s 8-5 victory over visiting Lethbridge. One of those assists was later taken away. He now has 56 points in 46 games, good for a tie for sixth place in the scoring race. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny stopped 40 shots. . . . The Wheat Kings (33-9-4) have won four in a row and are just one point behind the idle Kelowna Rockets (34-8-3) in the race for first place overall. . . . Brandon has three victories from four trips to Swift Current this season. . . . The Broncos are 21-20-5. . . . Rob Henderson of the Brandon Sun has a game story right here. . . .

In Moose Jaw, G Zach Sawchenko turned aside 28 shots to lead the Warriors to a 5-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . Sawchenko has three shutouts this season. . . . F Jiri Smejkal scored two goals and added an assist. He’s got eight goals. . . . F Jack Rodewald scored his 21st goal. . . . D Ryan Gardiner, F Tanner Eberle and F Brayden Point each drew two assists. . . . Lethbridge G Jayden Sittler stopped 43 shots. . . . It was the second time this season that the Hurricanes have been blanked. . . . The Warriors improved to 19-24-4 and now are just three points out of a playoff spot. . . . The Hurricanes (10-27-6) have lost four in a row. . . .

In Saskatoon, F Wyatt Sloboshan scored with 10.8 seconds left in the third period to give the Blades a 3-2 victory over the Kootenay Ice. . . . Ice F Sam Reinhart had scored his 10th goal at 17:09 of the third to pull his guys into a 2-2 tie. . . . A scoring change well after Friday’s action gave Reinhart an assist and a share of the Ice’s franchise career points record with F Jarret Stoll (286). Last night’s goal gave Reinhart the franchise record (287). . . . D Nolan Reid had given the Blades a 2-1 lead with his second goal in as many games, this one at 5:27 of the third. . . . Reid went into Friday play with one career goal. He now has three and is on a two-game scoring streak. . . . Sloboshan also had an assist. . . . Saskatoon G Brock Hamm stopped 26 shots, three fewer than the Ice’s Wyatt Hoflin. . . . Hamm, who joined the Blades from the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos, has two victories, both over the Ice. . . . The Blades (12-29-3) have won three in a row for the second time this season. They also moved out of the Eastern Conference basement and are one point ahead of Lethbridge. . . . The Ice, which has lost three times to the Blades this season, slipped to 22-22-1. . . . Daniel Nugent-Bowman of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix has a game story right here. . . .

In Calgary, G Austin Carroll, whose NHL rights belong to the Calgary Flames, scored twice to lead the Victoria Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Hitmen. . . . After the game, the Hitmen held a players-only meeting. . . . Carroll, who now has 28 goals, was a seventh-round selection by the Flames in the 2014 NHL draft. Carroll, 20, is from Calgary. . . . Carroll’s first goal, 30 seconds into the third period, on a PP, gave the Royals a 2-0 lead. . . . Victoria D Joe Hicketts scored the game’s first goal, his ninth, on a PP, at 14:42 of the first period. . . . Hicketts also had an assist. . . . Victoria F Brandon Magee had three assists, and now shares the Victoria/Chilliwack franchise career regular-season points record of 241 with former F Kevin Sundher. . . . Victoria D Travis Brown had three assists. . . . The Royals were 2-for-2 on the PP; the Hitmen were 0-for-1. . . . The Royals (24-19-3), who play in Edmonton this afternoon, have won four straight. . . . Calgary continues to be without F Jake Virtanen and D Travis Sanheim, both out with undisclosed injuries. . . . The Hitmen (23-17-5), who entertain Regina this afternoon, have lost three in a row (0-2-1). Calgary will make F Ryan Getzlaf the inaugural member of their Forever A Hitmen club during this afternoon’s game. . . . Scott Fisher of the Calgary Sun has a game story right here. . . .

In Red Deer, F Adam Musil scored in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Rebels a 4-3 victory over the Regina Pats. . . . Musil was the only one of the 18 shooters to score. . . . The Pats erased a 3-1 deficit to force OT. . . . F Adam Brooks scored shorthanded at 10:01 of the second period. . . . He’s got 19 goals. . . . F Taylor Cooper tied it with his 18th goal at 8:44 of the third. . . . Cooper had scored the game’s first goal at 2:02 of the first. . . . The Rebels answered that goal with three of their own, from F Adam Musil, his 11th, D Colton Bobyk, his second, and F Presten Kopeck, his 14th. . . . The Rebels were 0-for-10 on the PP; the Pats were 0-for-3. . . . Regina G Daniel Wapple stopped 32 shots, six more than Taz Burman of the Rebels. . . . Red Deer (26-14-6) is 6-0-1 in its last seven and trails Central Division-leading Medicine Hat by four points. . . . The Pats (26-15-4) have lost two straight. . . . The Pats play in Calgary this afternoon. . . .

In Kamloops, G Connor Ingram stopped 36 shots as the Blazers blanked the Vancouver Giants, 1-0. . . . Ingram, a 17-year-old freshman from Imperial, Sask., has two shutouts in his freshman season. . . . Ingram has taken hold of the starter’s role in Kamloops and has started six of the team’s eight games since the Christmas break. . . . Kamloops F Logan McVeigh sealed the victory with a big block on Vancouver D Mason Geertsen with two seconds on the clock. . . . F Matt Needham scored the game’s only goal, finishing off a 2-on-1 with F Cole Ully for his 15th goal of the season at 16:33 of the second period. . . . Ully has 58 points, 38 of them assists, in 43 games. . . . Vancouver G Payton Lee turned aside 26 shots. . . . F Thomas Foster was among Vancouver’s scratches. He drew a ‘tbd’ suspension for a kneeing major he took on Friday night in a 3-0 loss to the visiting Tri-City Americans. . . . The Blazers (16-24-6) have won two in a row. They are fifth in the B.C. Division, but now are two points behind the fourth-place Giants, who begin a six-game Central Division swing in Cranbrook on Tuesday, and four points in arrears of third-place Prince George. . . . Vancouver (19-23-2), which was blanked 3-0 by visiting Tri-City on Friday, has lost three in a row. . . .

In Prince George, F Oliver Bjorkstrand scored two goals and added two assists as the Portland Winterhawks dropped the Cougars, 8-2. . . . Bjorkstrand has 27 goals in 34 games. . . . Portland built a 6-0 lead before F Brad Morrison got his 17th goal of the season for the Cougars. . . . F Miles Koules scored his 20th goal and had two assists for Portland, while F Nic Petan drew three assists and F Chase De Leo had two. . . . Portland D Keoni Texeira picked up his fourth goal and had an assist. . . . Winterhawks G Adin Hill stopped 38 shots. . . . Portland F Dominic Turgeon didn’t return after a second-period fight with F Colby McAuley. . . . The Winterhawks were without F Mitch Walter for a second straight game after he took a hard punch to the face during a fight in a game in Kamloops on Wednesday. . . . The Winterhawks won 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night. . . . Portland will play the remainder of its regular-season games entirely within the U.S. Division. . . . The Winterhawks (25-19-3) have won two straight and are second in the U.S. Division. . . . The Cougars (20-24-2) are 0-3-2 in their last five. . . .

In Everett, G Austin Lotz stopped 31 shots to help the Silvertips to a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 8,317 fans. . . . Lotz has four shutouts this season and 10 in his career. . . . After a scoreless first period, Everett scored twice in the second period and added four more in the third. . . . F Jake Mykitiuk, who scored his first goal of the season in Friday’s 5-3 victory over visiting Spokane, got the winner, scoring at 4:38 of the second. . . . F Carson Stadnyk scored his 16th goal and added two assists, while F Nikita Scherbak got his 20th goal and also had an assist and F Kohl Bauml scored No. 19 and had an assist. . . . F Dawson Leedahl scored his seventh goal and had an assist, and F Remi Laurencelle drew two assists. . . .  Everett was 2-for-5 on the PP; Seattle was 0-for-1. . . . TBird Tidbits (@TBirdTidbits) points out via Twitter that Seattle is 1-8-3 on Saturday nights when it also played the previous night. The Thunderbirds were coming off a 5-2 victory over the Rockets in Kelowna. . . . The Silvertips (28-12-4) have won four straight. . . . Seattle (22-17-5) is 3-1-1 in its last five outings. . . .

In Kennewick, Wash., G Evan Sarthou blocked 25 shots to lead the Tri-City Americans to a 7-0 victory over the Spokane Chiefs. . . . Sarthou has four shutouts in his freshman season, with the last two coming on back-to-back nights. He beat the Giants 3-0 in Vancouver on Friday. . . . Sarthou was making his 16th straight start. G Eric Comrie is out with an undisclosed injury. . . . This was the first time this season that Spokane has been shut out. . . . On Dec. 31, the Chiefs beat the host Americans, 10-2. . . . F Lucas Nickles scored twice, giving him 16 goals, and added two assists, while D Brandon Carlo scored his third goal and had two assists. . . . Tri-City D Carter Cochrane, who was acquired last week from Everett, had two assists. . . . F Tyler Sandhu, an acquisition from Red Deer, got his 10th goal and also had an assist. . . . Besides Comrie, the Americans also scratched F Richard Nejezchleb (ill) and F Parker Bowles (undisclosed injury). . . . Spokane F Adam Helewka had his franchise record-tying nine-game goal-scoring streak snapped. . . . The Americans (22-21-2) have won two in a row. . . . The Chiefs (23-17-4) have lost three in a row (0-2-1).
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