Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller is slashed across the eye with a hockey skate. https://t.co/trKVe6jgLb pic.twitter.com/fmbirHXCk8
— [ Detroit News ] (@goinsidedetroit) April 1, 2015
D Patrick Baum (Swift Current, 1997-98) signed a one-year contract with Dresdner Eislöwen (Germany, DEL2). This season, with the Ravensburg Towerstars (Germany, DEL2), he had 17 points, including five goals, in 49 games. He is a dual Canadian-German citizen.
In Edmonton, the Brandon Wheat Kings turned in a workmanlike effort as they beat the Oil Kings, 3-2. . . . Brandon leads the series 3-1 and gets its first chance to end it tonight in Edmonton. The game will be televised by Sportsnet on its 360 channel. . . . After a scoreless first period, the Wheat Kings took a 2-0 second-period lead when F Tyler Coulter scored at 8:24 and F Rihards Bukarts counted at 13:45, on a PP. . . . The Oil Kings got a big goal when F Andrew Koep scored at 19:03 of the second. . . . Brandon F Nolan Patrick countered that with his first playoff point just 36 seconds into the third. . . . Edmonton F Brandon Baddock pulled his guys close at 19:21. . . . F Jayce Hawrulyk had two assists for the Wheaties. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny stopped 30 shots, four fewer than Edmonton’s Tristan Jarry. . . . Brandon was 1-for-3 on the PP; Edmonton was 0-for-3. . . . F Mads Eller, who went hard into an open gate at the Edmonton bench in Game 3, was scratched by the Oil Kings. That allowed F Garan Magnes to get into the lineup. . . . The Wheat Kings were without F Morgan Klimchuk, who suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 3. D Mark Matsuba went back into the lineup to fill that spot. . . . F Duncan Campbell moved into Klimchuk’s spot alongside Patrick and Peter Quenneville. . . . Edmonton F Blake Orban took a shot to the face off the stick of Brandon D Ivan Provorov early in the third period and didn’t return. . . . Attendance was 5,357. . . . Rob Henderson of the Brandon Sun has a game story right here.
The Brandon Wheat Kings played Game 4 of their series with the Edmonton Oil Kings last night in the Alberta capital. However, subscribers to the Brandon Sun won’t find a game story in today’s newspaper. With the decision to change the starting time to 8 p.m. — that’s 9 p.m. in Brandon — in order to allow Sportsnet to televise the game, Sun sports editor Rob Henderson had no chance of getting a game story in by the newspaper’s 11:05 p.m. deadline. As a result, Henderson filed a story that was posted on the Sun’s website. . . . The exercise will be repeated again tonight as Sportsnet televises Game 5, as well.
F Grant Mismash of Edina, Minn., has said he will attend the U of North Dakota and play hockey there. Mismash, who turned 16 on Feb. 19, is at Shattuck St. Mary’s, the prep school in Faribault, Minn. This season, he had 31 goals and 31 assists in 52 games. . . . The Red Deer Rebels selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 bantam draft.
The Prince George Cougars have signed F Brogan O’Brien, who has played the last two seasons with the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings. This season, he had 29 points, including 12 goals, in 57 games. . . . O’Brien, who will turn 18 on Aug.13, is from Prince George. . . . The Cougars acquired his right in a January trade in which F Chance Braid joined the Kelowna Rockets. . . . The Rockets selected him in the 10th round of the 2012 bantam draft. . . . O’Brien practised with the Cougars on Tuesday.
THE COACHING GAME:Don Schulz is the new head coach of the major midget Thompson Blazers, who play out of the Kamloops area. Schulz spent four seasons as head coach of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack of the B.C. Intercollegiate League. The WolfPack program collapsed prior to this season. . . . With the Blazers, Schulz will replace Mark Chase. . . . The Blazers were 2-35-3 this season.
Love exploring all @TheWHL arenas. Of all the banners I've had privilege of seeing, here's the most important one! 😥 pic.twitter.com/TYANuB932D
— Dan Russell (@DanRussellST) March 31, 2015
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